July, 18, 2019

Why You Should Be Labeling Your Networking Cables

Properly labeling your network cables is beneficial during an install, as well as in the long run. Using labeled cables helps prevent people from unplugging the wrong cable at the wrong time which will save you time, money and avoid downtime (which nobody wants).

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July, 01, 2019

How Will 5G Affect Structured Cabling In The Data Center?

For the past several years, it’s been predicted that 5G will improve bandwidth when connecting devices to the internet. Will edge computing answer the question of how to best deploy 5G networks? What does that mean for data center cabling?

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June, 20, 2019

How to Replicate the Fiber Optic Ports of the Brocade G620 Switch

The Brocade G620 is a premium performance Fibre Channel switch that utilizes flash storage technology. In order to help data center managers optimize efficiencies, CABLExpress developed a fiber optic patch panel to pair with the G620 and enhance the benefits the switch offers.

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June, 05, 2019

Let's Talk Storage (HDD to SSD to NVMe)

The traditional storage protocols like, Fibre Channel, underwent changes that will also affect how we design storage network moving forward. The migration path started with spinning hard drives (HDD), then moved to solid-state storage, (SSD) and then onto non-volatile memory express (NVMe).  As NVMe continues presenting huge opportunities for the future, it's helpful to know how it will affect storage design moving forward.

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May, 28, 2019

Women in the Data Center

One of our cable specialists shares the best information he gained from AFCOM Data Center World this past March. The IT industry is taking steps to increase diversity in technical positions.   

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May, 17, 2019

What You Need to Know About The MPO Connector

The MPO connector. Why is it used? How is it used?  How do I integrate it into my current cabling plant? The MPO connector is now being used in commonly purchased optics and users need to know how to integrate it into their cabling plant. Data center fiber has been dominated by the LC connector for the past 15 years for both Ethernet and Fibre Channel alike.  That, however, is changing.

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May, 07, 2019

Dell EMC World 2019 Highlights

It’s a wrap. Dell EMC World 2019 has come and gone. It was a nonstop collaboration of the leaders in Data Center Technology showcasing the latest technologies. These technologies and other advances will provide current and future data centers with the tools to reap greater benefits like never before. 

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April, 24, 2019

When Standard Solutions Just Don't Cut It, Consider Customization

There's a number of benefits to working directly with a manufacturer. One of the best is working with manufacturers? They can create customized products for your unique data center needs.

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April, 19, 2019

Choosing the Correct Fiber Enclosure and Modules

How do you choose the correct Fiber Enclosure and Modules?

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April, 01, 2019

Automation in the Data Center Space

Automation tools have been created to help effectively manage new and expanding technologies. Data center automation is defined as the process of managing and automating the workflow and processes of a data center facility.

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