Picture hearing this phrase yelled out in your data center or network closet: “Just find the other side of that cable and pull the whole thing out… and be careful not to disturb any of the other cables!” Did you just cringe when you read that? Yeah, me too. We all know that action is easier said than done!
At CABLExpress, we work closely with organizations as they design their data center cabling and switching topologies. Over the past year, we’ve seen a significant increase in usage of Gen 6 and Gen 7 fibre channel switches. All indications show this trend is now carrying into 2019. These switches provide a number of advantages that make them a great investment.
With proven high-performance and availability, Brocade's line of X-6 directors are the choice for the majority of large enterprise data centers that require increased capacity, greater throughput, and higher levels of reliability in their storage networks. Matched with port replication data center managers will find an effectively scaled and built high-density fiber infrastructure to meet data growth demands and handle more interconnects to servers and storage - all while maximizing rack space and ease of workability.
Fiber optic cabling is a key part of the infrastructure that forms a solid foundation for your network. For this, and several other reasons, fiber optic cables prove to play an important role in your network’s performance. That’s why our team takes steps to help educate people about their cabling infrastructure and design in order to boost performance and reliability, and to achieve desired results.We hope that with this information, you will be better equipped to make decisions and take an effective approach to your cabling for your organization.
What does virtual reality, McLaren cars, soccer, top golf and CABLExpess cables all have in common? All are elements that you may never think of as utilizing Dell's technology, but all were a part of the 2018 Dell Technologies World.
Did you know, fiber optic cables have glass in them? Much like a shipping box, fiber optic cables are well protected and must be handled with care. Here are some basic best practices for handling fiber optic cables.
Cabling in the data center is a key component of your infrastructure. However, it can sometimes be overlooked or taken for granted. That can be a costly mistake causing a variety of problems. On the other hand, when you implement a smart, high-quality data center cabling design, you’ll see a variety of benefits. To help you achieve these benefits, our data center cabling architects and experienced industry experts have created a series of valuable white papers full of insights.
The traditional, three-tier layout has been dominant for decades. However, a spine and leaf design removes a “hop” that allows for a myriad of benefits. It now becomes predictable, scalable and solves the east-west traffic problem. Learn why a spine and leaf design is right for you.