Although they have been around for many years in small numbers servicing very large corporations, the IP revolution and the increasing globalization of business has placed significant demands on the performance of Data Centers. Even more so now in today's business environment, there is a need for most Data Centers to have an infrastructure which will support operations 24/7.
The cost to business for any prolonged downtime in a Data Center is potentially disastrous. Ensuring that the Data Center investment meets the needs of businesses and its customers is critically important. The building and its contents needs to be secure, the systems that support it must be reliable, so the design must be robust and to the highest specification to meet the needs of the digital environment both today and tomorrow.
As a pioneer of structured cabling systems, Molex has over 30 years experience in the design, engineering and manufacturing of end-to-end solutions for use by enterprises. The growth in the deployment of Data Center infrastructures on a global basis has increased the demand for high performance products for use in this environment. Molex offers an extensive portfolio of innovative products and solutions to meet the needs of these demanding applications.
Molex offers an extensive product range to support Data Center design needs to include:
PowerCat™ 10G Solution
10GBase-T Networks are being specified for high performance, high data transfer environments such as Storage Area Networks and Data Centers. The PowerCat 10G solution is specifically designed for use in 10 Gigabit applications and is channel compliant to the 10 Gigabit standard, when installed as an end-to-end solution. This solution is available in both unshielded and shielded versions and is backed by the Molex 25 Year, Product, System Performance and Application Assurance warranty.
10G Factory Terminated Fiber
Fiber offers the greatest level of performance in terms of speed, bandwidth and security and is ideally suited for deployment in Data Centers. The Molex pre-terminated end-to-end 10G fiber solution offers a number of advantages over traditional fiber installations. The cables are factory terminated and supplied with guaranteed optical performance specifications. On site installation time is also minimized as all cabling is supplied ready to install. The pre-terminated cables and patch cords can be configured using a number of cables and industry standard fiber connectors.
RealTime® Intelligent Infrastructure Management
This intelligent connectivity management system provides IT managers with the ability to manage and monitor the physical network layer and associated IT hardware. IIM systems offer a number of benefits in terms of reduced downtime, asset tracking & utilization, disaster recovery & online network audits. This system is scalable and can be managed locally or remotely. It is therefore ideally suited to the Data Center environment.
Angled Patch Panels
The angled patch panels are ideal for installations of high density or which utilize extensive side and end-of-the-rack cable management. The angled feature provides enhanced port access and minimizes patch cord bend radius to the rack. Each port features a patented spring-loaded shutter and can be color coded using an icon for site specific network administration. The panel provides both front and rear port number identification.
ModLink™ Plug & Play Solution
The ModLink solution is ideal for mission critical applications such as Data Centers and Storage Area Networks (SANS) – where fast installation is required and moves, adds and changes (MAC's) are frequent. This solution comprises self contained, factory assembled cassettes which convert an MTP/MPO interface to a choice of standard fiber connectors. This solution is modular, flexible and easily configurable.
Specification Grade Fiber Enclosures
Molex offers a comprehensive range of rack mount fiber enclosures enabling secure management of fibers. These high quality enclosures are designed to accommodate high fiber counts. Fiber cable management is an integral element of the enclosure design and many incorporate the 6-Pak™ adapter plates that assist the installation in terms of ease & accessibility.
The quality of the installation in a Data Center is critical to its performance and reliability. We have a global network of installers supporting our customers all around the world to the same quality and high standards. We've trained thousands of communications experts who regularly install our solutions in the field. These installers are rigorously trained and constantly updated on industry developments to ensure that their workmanship and support results in high performing networks.