Panduit unveils high-density fibre cabling system for data centres

Cabling system enables data centre owners and operators to focus on scalability, serviceability and manageability

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Panduit unveils high-density fibre cabling system for data centres The HD Flex 2.0 Fibre Cabling System also provides a clear path for adopting Cisco Nexus 9000 Series Switches and ACI 40Gig and spine-leaf architecture with a reliable physical infrastructure.
By  Aasha Bodhani Published  July 11, 2016

Panduit, data centre solutions company, has announced the launch of its "HD Flex 2.0 Fibre Cabling System", specifically for high-performance data centres.

The latest addition to its fire solutions portfolio has been designed for ease of integration with fibre infrastructure by accommodating fibre cassettes and fibre adapter panels (FAPs) with different port counts within the same innovative enclosure and panel.

The 6-port or 12-port cassettes and FAPs can be deployed in virtually any combination to achieve up to 144-fibres (LC) or 864-fibres (MPO) per rack unit.  This solution enables seamless port migration from 10G to 25/40/50/100G in the same RU space without replacing existing fibres and provides substantial savings.

Marc Naese, senior vice president of Panduit's Data Centre Business Unit, said: "Today's IT managers are increasingly tasked with providing higher data speeds while controlling costs by maximising return on assets.

"Panduit's HD Flex Fibre Cabling System achieves both. It is designed for optimum serviceability and manageability, providing the scalability to increase density as business demands evolve."

The HD Flex 2.0 Fibre Cabling System also provides a clear path for adopting Cisco Nexus 9000 Series Switches and ACI 40Gig and spine-leaf architecture with a reliable physical infrastructure. It offers the lowest installation and test costs through the utilisation of 12-port cassettes, as fewer cassettes are required per RU of rack space.

Stephen Morris, senior product manager at Panduit EMEA, DC Connectivity Solutions stated: "The first HD Flex solution has been widely specified and deployed as a global standard by many of our customers over the past two years. HD Flex 2.0 provides DC managers with new options to provision for future higher bandwidth migration paths, logically replicate switch/server ports, scale the network, increase speed of deployment and maximise up-time."

Panduit's HD Flex 2.0 easily integrates with current and future systems through a full line of fibre enclosures, patch panels, cable managers, and zero RU brackets, which enables end-users to deploy HD Flex cassettes and FAPs anywhere within the organisation.

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