OFC Conference and Exhibition
OFC Conference and Exhibition
OFC 2021 is the world’s largest conference and exhibition for optical communication and networking professionals. It's all virtual and HUBER+SUHNER will be showing a fantastic range including the world’s first miniature optical WDM coupling module up to complex data center solutions. 
7/6/2021 - 11/6/2021

Data center cable management

Data center cable management
Data center cable management includes methods, procedures and products for keeping the cabling infrastructure in a neat and proper condition during a data center’s lifetime. Following the commissioning of a structured cabling system – which includes the installation of main distribution frames, intermediate frames, fiber trunks and patch panels – data center cable management is one of the routine operations within data centers. The cable management of a data center can be purely physical, semi-automatic or fully automatic with optical switching technology. The connectivity scheme within a data center changes on a daily basis, which involves Moves, Adds and Changes (MACs) of patch cords and other hardware. Having well-organised cable management in a data center demonstrates its maturity of operations.

Data center cable management methods include the administration of cabling infrastructure, labelling and documentation. The associated operational procedures include the execution and tracking of connectivity, planning of upgrades, testing, cleaning of interfaces etc. 

HUBER+SUHNER offers various integrated solutions for data center cable management. These include: 
  • various cassettes and modules for modular patch panels to match the existing hardware transceivers
  • various conversion modules for connecting hardware with interfaces other than patch panels
  • solutions that mitigate the need for patch panels – transition and conversion harness systems
  • passive solutions to connect fiber monitoring and analysis equipment to active ports – referred to as TAP systems
  • optical switching solutions to fully automate the data center cable management
  • various accessories to organise patch cords
  • storage boxes for patch cord slacks
  • network system solutions to increase the bandwidth of outside and inside fiber plant
  • port replication solutions to mirror ports from high-density network switches in distribution areas
  • various types of patch panels and ways to place patch panels near server equipment
  • cleaning tools

Main distribution frame

Fiber trunks

SAN components

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