Josh : Hi, I’m Josh Taylor, Product Manager with CABLExpress.
Brittany: And I’m Brittany Szulis. Today we’re going to talk about fiber density in the data center.
Josh : With the huge demand for information and connectivity, fiber density is increasing dramatically.
Brittany: Because of this there are many problems that can occur in a fiber cabling infrastructure.
Josh : Cable management is a big concern. Congestion makes cable identification difficult and leads to accidentally unplugging the wrong one. That can lead to down time and nobody wants that.
Brittany: Down time and nobody wants that. The increase in hardware and port density is taking up a lot of space. Many are simply out of rack space.
Josh : This can lead to congestion under the floor and/or over head which puts physical strain on the cabling as well as air flow blockage.
Brittany: But there are solutions to resolve these issues.
Josh : Use harnesses on chassis switches. This reduces cabling bulk by 60% and makes cable management a snap.
Brittany: Use assemblies with bend insensitive fiber. This allows for less optical loss from bends in the cable routing.
Josh Taylor: There are some great space saving products that use nontraditional areas to connect up the cabling.
Brittany: Like the Z mount brackets which utilize the space next to the switches.
Josh : Or the ladder rack enclosures which can mount to over head conveyance.
Brittany: Most important is to follow the TIA 942 guidelines for a structuring cabling system.
Josh : This allows for use of trunking which reduces the overall footprint dramatically compared to using jumpers.
Brittany: Trunking products are also designed to run in conveyance and that makes them less prone to breakage due from unforeseen pulling and stress on the assembly.
Josh : Thanks for watching. I hope you learned something.
Brittany: And for more information visit us at www.cablexpress.com today. But there are solutions to resolve these issues. Oh, my God. [Laughing] It fell. Holy Cow.
Josh Taylor: You almost broke your leg. Your finger would have been there it would have snapped off.
Brittany: [Laughing] I could have been killed.