LISA and IANOS fiber management systems support critical data centers

Written by 

Dmitry Tsyplakov

Solution Manager

Connectivity in security-critical Data Centers is of central importance. Recently, HUBER+SUHNER has completed a number of critical data center projects in Ningbo City and Jinshan District, China. With the LISA front access fiber management system and the IANOS® high-density connectivity system HUBER+SUHNER has revolutionised the way data centers now work in the Shanghai region, from ease of access to supporting huge data demands and fast and reliable connectivity.


Ningbo is a sub-provincial city south of Shanghai with a population of close to 8 million people. The Ningbo Police Department in late 2017 required a new data center to address the ever-increasing demand for security applications as well as the storage, analysis and allocation of critical data. Further to this, every data center in surrounding provincial cities need to connect to the police intelligence center and the provincial command center in Ningbo, adding further strain on current backhaul processing.

Low-quality products and lack of a clear methodology had previously left behind a confusing, unmanageable mass of wiring that was causing operational and maintenance problems including failures to pinpoint, identify and manage point-to-point optical links. The Ningbo Police Department needed a simple, future-proof solution to manage the previously unmanageable.

Providing the highest level of fiber protection and bend-radius limitations, HUBER+SUHNER integrated a tailored LISA (Leading Interconnect System Approach) fiber management system. Differing from conventional fiber management systems, LISA cassettes are fully accessible from the side, allowing the user to install, patch or remove cassette trays easily and quickly by sliding them out, without having to access the rear of the cabinet.

The HUBER+SUHNER team unraveled, rearranged and reorganised the previously disorderly fiber cables into the LISA CDR (cable distribution rack) which ensures easy and flexible on-going maintenance. For this project, LISA was installed in the operation area outside of the data room to save on space and electricity (due to efficient installations outside of the production surface) – key requirements for the user. From now on, the maintenance of optical fiber can be completed within the LISA CDR, allowing for fast connection resolutions in a place where time and protection of data are of critical importance.

Moving forward, every district data center in Ningbo City will be constructed or reassembled accordingly based on the data center management precedent set by HUBER+SUHNER. The transformation of Ningbo Police Department’s data center will reduce current and future maintenance and operating expenses and allow for superior data management in the future.


In the digital age public safety is ensured with a wide range of applications. They must be able to adapt constantly to new requirements. With a growing population of just under one million people, the police department of Jinshan District, Shanghai needed a solution to ensure the critical data collected and stored was safe and secure.

The district’s increasing servers and data storage devices required an optical network solution with high-density and transmission rates. The solution developed was a combination of HUBER+SUHNER technologies including; CAT6A copper, the IANOS fiber management system and OM4 fiber.

The IANOS system is a state-of-the-art fiber optic management system which enables the use of flexible and future-proof pre-terminated cable systems with Base-2 up to Base-24 connectivity for best-in-class density, scalability as well as easy and fast installation. The IANOS system was chosen above other solutions on the market, as it provided superior flexibility and a preferred experience for the organization as compared to other systems.

Data centers in the region will look to deploy complete fiber management systems from HUBER+SUHNER, with the police department of Jinsahn hoping to apply the LISA Double Access system in the near future.