February 13, 2013 by Josh Taylor
Conditioned space in the data center is the most valuable commodity! The CABLExpress H+ Enclosures have the highest density counts in the industry for LC duplex ports. Our 1U has 72 LC ports, the 2U has 144 and the 4U has 288.
High density is great, but can you actually use it (without cursing…)? Our H+ design lends itself to proper cable management and has user-friendly features. Used in tandem with our Skinny-Trunk 2mm round patch cables, the H+ Enclosures are a pleasure to cable up!
CABLExpress never skimps on performance. We know that it is critical to use only the best components in our products. We want these products to last through multiple generations of hardware upgrades in your data center. We only use zirconia alignment sleeves in our couplers and our maximum loss in the modules are at 0.4dB – best in the industry!
Click here for more information about the launch of our H+ Enclosure.
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January 17, 2013 by jking
An important part of what we do here at CABLExpress is stay up-to-date on the latest technologies and industry trends so that we can provide the best information and products for our customers. We understand that your data center is at the core of your business and we take pride in providing high quality and high performance infrastructure and cabling to fit your specific needs.
This week, we held training sessions for the entire CABLExpress team. We welcomed our colleagues from across the country, from Seattle to Philadelphia, to our sunny home in Syracuse, NY. It was great having the whole team together – we were able to learn a lot and had fun doing it.
Here are some photos from our week-long sessions:
Building modules at our Technology Certification and Distribution Center
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December 18, 2012 by jking
This past September, we held our annual Data Center Symposium at CXtec and TERACAI headquarters in Syracuse. IT executives from companies in a variety of sectors came for the two-day event, to learn and discuss data center infrastructure best practices, current and upcoming trends and technologies, and the state of the IT industry as a whole.
The first day was filled with informative panel sessions, and the second was spent on a wine tour throughout the Finger Lakes Region. We had a great time talking with some of the industry’s best and learning what is top-of-mind for IT professionals as they look to designing their next-gen infrastructure.
With feedback from the Symposium, we compiled the 2012 Data Center Executive Survey (infographic below), which provides insight on trends including Fiber Channel over Ethernet, cloud and virtualization, structured cabling and next-gen infrastructure.
One interesting finding was that the majority of attendees (53%) do not currently follow the TIA-942 standards for structured cabling. For those looking to increase efficiency and decrease costs (all of us), structured cabling is a common-sense solution. A well-designed structured cabling environment allows for optimal manageability, providing the flexibility you need to adjust to changing technologies in your data center. The results of the Data Center Executive Survey indicate that there is still work to be done in regard to the education and application of these cabling standards.
Other key findings include:
- 44% of respondents were most concerned with business continuance, disaster recovery, backup and maximizing uptime as they looked to designing their next-gen data center infrastructure
- 72% are looking forward to adopting some type of converged data center fabric, such as Fiber Channel over Ethernet (FCoE). 53% plan on implementation within two years.
- 42% believe virtualization and cloud computing will ultimately drive the adoption of their data center design due to business needs.
We look forward to seeing how these technologies and trends impact the industry within the next year!
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November 2, 2012 by Teri Kelly
As the 10th and very successful Cables for a Cure comes to a close we can proudly say that we have donated more than $100,000 (ten year total) to the American Cancer Society in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month and the search for a cure.
The Cables for a Cure program is near and dear to us here at CXtec and TERACAI. The program was conceived by a CXtec teammate who recently lost her fight with this terrible disease. Her idea was to donate 5 cents for every stocked length CABLExpress copper cable sold, and 50 cents for every stocked length CABLExpress fiber cable sold. These nickels and half dollars really add up – this year alone we approximately 90,000 cables during the Cables for a Cure program!
The month started off with the Making Strides walk:
And ended with us wearing pink to show support of the program:
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October 11, 2012 by Rick P
We just recently wrapped up our 2012 Data Center Symposium.
There were a few great take aways from the event:
1.) Respect Layer One! This was a great opportunity to show some of our best customers how important their cabling infrastructure is.
2.) Technology is moving and a rapid pace. Our panel discussion with Brocade and Cisco representatives conveyed the rapid deployment of new technologies.
3.) Agility is key. Interfacing with IT professionals that have SO MANY things to worry about, it showed me the importance of being able to change and adapt quickly.
4.) There should be a new layer in the OSI model. “Layer 8” which is for IT professionals having to translate to non IT professionals within the institution. So layer 8 would be the political layer…
5.) Work hard and play hard. After a day of learning, it is great to kick back and enjoy the company of other people. Let’s face it, that is what it is all about!
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