Which cabinets are preferable? Panduit or APC
Posted on 2011-09-14
I am in charge of designing a new datacenter. I have one vendor who has proposed APC cabinets for our data center. Another, whom I would prefer to use, is really wanting me to go with Panduit. The problem is that there is about a $13,000 cost difference between the two brands for six cabinets, with Panduit being more expensive. Has anyone had experience dealing with either or both brands of cabinets? According the the panduit specs, it would seem they are much more solidly built. My vendor also swears that nobody can come close to Panduit racks for cable management. Is it worth it to spend the extra $13,000 on six Panduit cabinets, rather than the same number of APC?