Celebrate National IT Professionals Day with 3 months of free Premium Membership. Use Code ITDAY17

x
?
Solved

Which cabinets are preferable? Panduit or APC

Posted on 2011-09-14
3
Medium Priority
?
1,211 Views
Last Modified: 2012-05-12
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?
0
Comment
Question by:jimstrickland
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
  • 2
3 Comments
 
LVL 22

Expert Comment

by:eeRoot
ID: 36537920
Both companies make good products, is there any difference in the specs for environmental monitoring, power, security, or cable management?
0
 

Author Comment

by:jimstrickland
ID: 36538130
The power specs are according to what brand PDU is purchased. The APC PDU is metered. I am waiting to hear back from my Panduit vendor.

The APC rack has a static load capacity of 3000lb, and a dynamic capacity of 2200lb. Each cabinet weighs 343lb.

The Panduit cabinets are about 450lb. The load rating is listed as 2500lb. That is not designated as either static or dynamic.

I think the key difference is in cable management. However, all I can say is that both quotes are offering both vertical and horizontal cable management.
0
 
LVL 22

Accepted Solution

by:
eeRoot earned 2000 total points
ID: 36540609
I don't know if I'd pay $13,000 for a few pieces of cable management equipment unless the infrastructure was going to be really cabling intensive.  Aside from the vertical and horizontal cable management pieces, the only other stuff you really need are some looping points to take up slack in the cables and a lot of double-sided velcro.
0

Featured Post

Moving data to the cloud? Find out if you’re ready

Before moving to the cloud, it is important to carefully define your db needs, plan for the migration & understand prod. environment. This wp explains how to define what you need from a cloud provider, plan for the migration & what putting a cloud solution into practice entails.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

During and after that shift to cloud, one area that still poses a struggle for many organizations is what to do with their department file shares.
This month, Experts Exchange’s free Course of the Month is focused on CompTIA IT Fundamentals.
In this brief tutorial Pawel from AdRem Software explains how you can quickly find out which services are running on your network, or what are the IP addresses of servers responsible for each service. Software used is freeware NetCrunch Tools (https…
Monitoring a network: why having a policy is the best policy? Michael Kulchisky, MCSE, MCSA, MCP, VTSP, VSP, CCSP outlines the enormous benefits of having a policy-based approach when monitoring medium and large networks. Software utilized in this v…

730 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question