As today’s data centers evolve from cost centers to profit centers, IT managers must increase transaction rates in order to maximize use of active, revenue-generating equipment. These demands of high performance and continual availability are leading to the proliferation of fiber optic cabling, whether the organization is transitioning from 10G Ethernet to 40G/50G/100G Ethernet, or from 8G Fibre Channel to 16G/32G/64G Fibre Channel.
IT organizations face some unique challenges. Adding new real estate, if it is even available, is cost prohibitive—so most are faced with optimizing existing square footage. Forrester estimates the cost of constructing the base building shell and physical security of a data center at $100 to $300 per square foot. A high-density fiber optic cable system can meet the need to optimize existing data center space, enabling organizations to meet business demands for higher data rates while minimizing the costs of space and equipment.
Time-consuming to deploy and even more challenging to service, the traditional fiber enclosure has become a barrier to fulfilling moves, adds and changes (MACs), making it nearly impossible to fulfill these tasks without disrupting adjacent circuits. The result is often costly outages, especially in revenue-producing applications such as e-commerce.
Answering the Demand for Higher Density
We already know that IT managers are increasingly tasked with providing higher data speeds and controlling costs by maximizing return on assets; the solution? Panduit's HD Flex™ Fiber Cabling System achieves both.
Panduit's HD Flex™ Fiber Cabling System is designed for optimum serviceability and manageability. The system enables data center technicians to quickly and safely complete MACs while simultaneously providing the scalability to increase density as business demands evolve.
The HD Flex™ Fiber Cabling System is designed to set you free: No limitations on architecture, deployment, and maintenance. Cassettes install easily from the front or the back to speed serviceability and deployment. The lift-out design of the cassettes means patch cords can stay in place, limiting disruptions. The unique split tray feature allows each half of the tray to be pulled out independently, decreasing the likelihood that connections will be disrupted.
Learn how Panduit’s HD Flex Fiber Cabling System provides the density your data center requires, with innovative features that simplify fiber management.