Preparing for 40G / 100G Networks with High-Density Fiber Patch Panels

The migration to 40G/100G networks will drive a number of changes within the data center and pave the way for the ever-increasing bandwidth needs of cloud computing, web services and virtualized applications, among others. At the top of the list of these changes is the considerable challenge of cabling and cable management in a high-density computing environment.

In the 40G/100Gb world, the cable plant will need to manage devices of varying bandwidths, leading to an overabundance of fan-out cables with different legs and connectors to meet the needs of devices of varying speeds. Without some type of convenient patching solution, the result will be a cluster of cables that make it difficult to install, maintain and upgrade network equipment.
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How Do You Choose Between the Different Types of PDUs?

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Growing demand for computing power and constraints on physical space have led to even more densely packed rack enclosures. As the number of rack-mounted servers, blade servers, network switches and routers has increased, so has the need for more … [Continue reading]

Bypass Systems Ensure Uptime During UPS Maintenance Calls

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You've just purchased a UPS service contract and are now breathing a sigh of relief that if your UPS goes down, you're covered for even a catastrophic failure. Well, you may want to take another look at the fine print of the contract again to see … [Continue reading]

The Many Uses of KVM Switches

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KVM Switches are used in IT environments across a wide range of industries for benefits ranging from reducing desktop clutter to enabling remote access of network devices. If you haven't integrated KVM Switches into your data center design, it’s time … [Continue reading]

How To Select a Surge Protector for a Home Theater System

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Investing in a surge protector that’s designed for home theater equipment is a small price to pay in order to protect your very expensive equipment from the unforeseen consequences of power surges or electrical line noise. But selecting a surge … [Continue reading]