Network cabling and wiring systems rely on a variety of structured cable system components working in harmony. The weakest link in a cabling channel represents its highest performance.
Some of the components of a cabling system include: patch panels for switching functions between router for incoming and outgoing lines, horizontal cables for in-wall installation, and patch cables to connect stand alone computers to outlets and outlets to telecommunications closets.
For housing and storage of network wiring systems, products such as cable troughs, wireways, enclosure cables, rack accessories, and cabling cabinets are also installed. These components protect the wiring and equipment from dust, dirt, water, and oil while simplifying cable management.
We offer a wide range of network wiring products and services needed to design and build an IT infrastructure that will serve your strategic business needs.Top of Page
Cloud Computing: Aligning IT Strategy with the Future
If you're an enterprise, midsize business, or cloud service provider, chances are you've thought a lot about cloud computing. Cloud computing continues to impact the way you plan, pay for, and roll out IT services.
As an IT leader, you're:
- Facing critical challenges that are changing how you manage your IT solutions, value, and resources.
- Being asked to go beyond your traditional focus on operational effectiveness and management controls.
- Not only supporting, but also driving, strategic business objectives.
- Needing to harness new technology opportunities like cloud computing to lead innovation across the entire business value chain.
We approach cloud computing with one thing in mind: to make sure your cloud strategy benefits your organization for the long term.
We'll partner with you to match your organization with the right cloud computing strategy and deployment models:
For enterprise and midsize businesses adopting cloud: Building your own cloud services and buying cloud services from a provider.Top of Page
What is Power and Cooling?
As data grows, so do data centers. And as data centers grow, so do their power demands. High‑density blade servers can deliver more processing power in a smaller footprint, but they also bring higher power costs—three to five times as much as previous‑generation equipment. With energy required both to power the computing infrastructure and to cool heat‑generating servers, conservation isn’t easy. But as utility rates rise, power and cooling accounts for more of data center operating costs. IDC estimates that for every dollar spent on new hardware, organizations must spend an additional 66 cents on power and cooling. To keep these costs down, a complete power and cooling strategy is necessary. With the right solutions in place, you can get better control of your climate and your budget.
A data center infrastructure management (DCIM) system collects and manages information about a data center’s equipment, resource use, and operational status. This information is then distributed, integrated, analyzed, and applied in ways that help managers meet organization and service‑oriented goals and optimize their datacenter’s performance. In practice, DCIM systems may vary widely in focus, and complete solutions are likely to consist of a framework or suite of products, from one or many suppliers, that are designed to interoperate or complement each other. The close interworking of IT and mechanical/electrical systems will increasingly lead to the deployment of solutions that span data‑center facility infrastructure, physical IT assets, and virtual IT assets.
How Will Power and Cooling Solutions Benefit My Organization?
By implementing a comprehensive power and cooling strategy, you can:
- Reduce utility costs
- Improve utilization and efficiencies of systems
- Improve system cooling
- Improve infrastructure agility to meet future demands
- Increase visibility and manageability of data center
What Comprises a Power and Cooling Solution?
Designing a modular, energy efficient power and cooling system reduces costs and limits downtime. In a dense server environment, placing your data center’s cooling mechanisms near equipment generating the most heat will ensure your systems are running at optimized levels. Also, right‑sizing power requirements can help maximize your hardware lifecycle.
Scalable Three Phase Power
Paralleling capabilities on internally scalable UPS from 10 kW to 2 MW enable right sizing and on demand adjustments as your capacity needs change with proven, high performance UPS. Highly granular modularity of 2 kW, 4 kW, 10 kW, 12 kW, 25 kW, 66 kW is ideal for data centers that need to scale up or down their power quickly.
Power Distribution Units (PDUs)
Power distribution is an effective way to increase energy efficiency and improve power management. Metered and switched rack PDUs, for example, are designed to help data center managers control power capacity and functionality.
In an ever changing data center, it is important to have cooling systems that can easily adapt to new environments. Modular systems can be moved from place to place and supplement traditional cooling to counteract hot spots.
You gain better control and management of your data center’s availability and efficiency so you can better align your IT equipment to your organization’s needs.Top of Page
What is Server Virtualization?
Server virtualization allows users to maximize physical resources in the most efficient way possible. Server virtualization functions by running multiple, independent, virtual operating systems on a single computer.
Server virtualization transforms hardware into software, creating a virtual hardware resource on an x86-based server that incorporates CPU, RAM and hard drives.
How Will Server Virtualization Solutions Benefit My Organization?
Server virtualization can help your organization to:
- Increase server utilization
- Centralize control of all desktop OS and applications
- Reduce power and cooling requirements
- Better control virus and malware outbreaks
- Simplify management of OS and application patch updates
- Reduce device theft
- Increase data security and remote access
What Comprises a Server Virtualization Solution?
An effective server virtualization solution utilizes multiple components:
The most popular server virtualization platform, Hypervisor, runs without the use of any general-purpose operating system. An alternative platform known as hosted virtualization requires an operating system underneath the server virtualization software.
While it’s possible to use existing server hardware, most companies upgrade to achieve increased processing speeds and memory capacity. Server hardware choices include: rack or blade; 2-way, high-end, or 16-way servers or Intel or AMD based processors.
To gain maximum functionality of your virtualization environment, shared storage must be deployed. Storage protocols include fibre channel, iSCSI and NFS. Drive options include SATA and SAS drives as well as interconnect technology which includes SAS and fibre channel.
Understanding your network environment is key as certain server virtualization features now require Gigabit connectivity. New technologies, such as Fiber Channel over Ethernet (FCoE), can reduce the number of Ethernet connections per server.
Software licensing is often the most misunderstood component of a server virtualization deployment. Every platform licenses software and each operating system has its own licensing rules. Working with a knowledgeable licensing specialist will help you ensure compliance.
In any server virtualization solution, multiple components will need to work together. Most server virtualization platforms require a support purchase with each software license.Top of Page