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Panduit Acquires leading Energy, Power and Environmental Management Solutions Provider, Unite Technologies

As more vendors are embracing various levels of Data center management, I read this announcement from Panduit today: Tinley Park, IL – August 22, 2012: Panduit Corp., a global leader in Unified Physical Infrastructure based solutions, today announced the acquisition of Unite Technologies Ltd. Unite specializes in energy management, power, security, and environmental monitoring solutions for the enterprise and the data center.  Unite Technologies’ expertise complements Panduit innovation in the infrastructure management space and expands Panduit Unified Physical InfrastructureSM based solutions for the enterprise and the data center environment. The acquisition will bring an end-to-end physical to logical view and unmatched management of the physical infrastructure to Panduit and Unite Technologies’ customers.  "Unite Technologies brings innovative technology and a highly skilled team to Panduit. Unite has a proven track record of success in helping forward thinking customers measure and monitor energy usage, enabling energy management capabilities that address high priority business and operational objectives,” according to Tom Donovan, President, Panduit Corp. “The Unite solutions are an excellent complement to the Panduit offering.” Simon Terry, Unite Technologies CEO added, “We are thrilled to be joining the Panduit team. Our combined solution will help customers harness the power of infrastructure management in new data centers and maximizeutilization of existing data centers.” To me it's just another sign of the eventual integration and in the process much more efficiency of power, data, security and A/V for businesses and consumers as well.