The key data center standards recommend 10Gb/s or better cabling based on the time-tested best-practice of selecting systems that will provide the maximum longevity. This minimizes the disruption and downtime associated with lower-performing cabling and provides lower total cost of ownership for the cabling plant.
It all boils down to the constant advance of network performance requirements. IP and storage applications are evolving more and more rapidly, consuming bandwidth, driving faster speeds and shortening network application life cycles. Even Moores Law is being challenged - by most estimates, processing power doubles every 12 months, compared to Moores original 24-month benchmark. The longer your cabling plant can support these expanding performance requirements, the more cost-effective it becomes.
Cabling typically represents just 3% of your networks hardware spend and under 0.4% of the total IT budget. In spite of its relatively low cost, the cabling plant is the critical foundation of your organization - the backbone upon which the entire network runs. Cabling is also the longest lasting piece of network infrastructure, expected to last 10-15 years, supporting 2-3 iterations of active equipment and is potentially the most difficult and disruptive piece to replace.
In other words, it is the last place in your data center you should settle for "just good enough."
Siemon Data Center Products
By leveraging the vertical space between cabinets as a Zero-U cabling zone, the innovative VersaPOD cabinet system solves these data center space challenges.
Siemon's VersaPod Data Center Enclosure
Category 7A TERA - After over a decade of increasing adoption, this fully-shielded cabling solution is still the highest-performing twisted-pair copper system available in the world, supporting speeds of 10Gb/s and beyond.
Z-MAX 6A - Siemon innovation at its best. Available in both shielded and UTP configurations, Z-MAX 6A is the highest-performing, fastest- terminating category 6A solution on the market.
Fiber Optic Cable:
- Plug and Play Fiber Assemblies and Connectivity - Combining high-quality RazorCore fiber with the performance and rapid deployment capabilities of factory-terminated MTP connectivity, Siemons Plug and Play Fiber Optic Cabling System was designed from the ground up to satisfy the bandwidth needs of high-performance data centers.
MapIT G2 Intelligent Infrastructure Management:
Next-Generation Intelligent Infrastructure Solution for Physical Layer Network Management for Data Center Applications.
integrates a powerful combination of innovative Smart Patch Panels, user-friendly Master Control Panels and MapIT IM software to provide real-time tracking and reporting of network-wide physical layer activity. This benchmark IIM system offers truly unparalleled ability to manage and secure a complex network
, from the data center to the work area and everything in between.
Benefits of Intelligent Infrastructure Management using MapIT G2