Category: Data Center Cabling

UC&C Depends on Network Infrastructure – No Jitter

For a UC&C system to be useful, it must be reliable. Why must this point be made? Isn’t it obvious? Of course, the UC&C system hardware itself must be properly configured and functioning. However, the complexity of the infrastructure that is used by the UC&C system often makes it difficult to determine the cause of a problem or to make sure that there aren’t problems lurking within the infrastructure.

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Energy Efficient Cabinets: More Than Big Metal Boxes

Cabinets are the foundation of the data center’s physical infrastructure, used throughout the life cycle of the facility. IT equipment that runs the applications are contained within them, the cabling that connects the equipment to the users and the LAN/SANs are terminated and managed in them, power is distributed within them, and cooling is channeled through them. They are also the most visible infrastructure element, and how they look and fit together is often an indicator of how a data center is run and managed.

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Room to grow: Tips for data center capacity planning

Capacity planning needs to provide answers to two questions: What are you going to need to buy in the coming year? And when are you going to need to buy it?

To answer those questions, you need to know the following information: current usage, normal growth, planned growth, headroom, timetable. From that information, you can calculate the amount of capacity you expect to need for each resource by the end of the following year with a simple formula…

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Plugging into the future – DatacenterDynamics

Many data centers already have a cable plant that can support 10GbE. It’s going to take customers demanding that a 10G Base-TX (RJ45) solution be made available. 

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Cable Entry Seals Prevent Pest Damage – Product Design & Development

There are many documented instances of damage to critical electrical equipment caused by wildlife activity. For example, $300,000 of damage was caused by a squirrel to the electrical equipment at a community center in Fort Wayne, Indiana, causing a power surge that impacted the heating and air conditioning system and some parts of a boiler system.

Understanding the behavior of pests, including mosquitos, bees, snakes, rodents, ants, etc., is essential to assist electrical and mechanical designers in designing cable, pipe and conduit penetrations that are protected against infestation.

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Data center relocation, it’s not all about the planning – DatacenterDynamics

Physical hardware, cabling, and the new facility’s floor and rack design. Yet, you don’t want to neglect another key to success: Using an application-perspective to plan the data center move. It’s important to keep your focus on the applications in use and whatever dependencies they have.

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Facebook’s Wedge: A novel approach to Top-of-Rack switches

The most recent device placed under the proverbial microscope is the Top-of-Rack (TOR) switch, which is an important component in current data – center design. The diagram in Figure A shows how using a TOR switch simplifies cabling to the rack.

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Choosing the Right Media Type

One of the frequent questions we hear from our customers has to do with choosing the right media type for their data center. On the surface, it would seem the answer is obvious: use copper between the servers and first tier of switches and use optical fiber everywhere else. Although you might find yourself nodding […]

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Preparing for the Industrial IP World Cup

The FIFA World Cup brings out the competitive instincts of sports fans across the globe. The strategies, styles, skills and depth of teams around the globe are tested and validated like no other sporting event. How much training and practice does it take to play at that elite level? If you have participated as a […]

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Wiley Announces Cabling: The Complete Guide to Copper and Fiber-Optic … – Virtual-Strategy Magazine (press release)

Cabling : The Complete Guide to Copper and Fiber-Optic Networking, 5th Edition is a comprehensive resource packed with expert advice and best practices for implementing data center , local, access, metropolitan and wireless networks with data rates ranging from 100Mbps to 100Gbps using copper and fiber optic cabling.

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