CommScope offers ultra-high-density fiber management for data centers

APRIL 7, 2010 -- For data centers requiring more floor space and high-performance physical layer connectivity, CommScope Enterprise Solutions, a division of CommScope, Inc. (NYSE: CTV), has unveiled its new SYSTIMAX 360 Ultra-High Density (UHD) fiber management line for data center environments.

APRIL 7, 2010 -- For data centers requiring more floor space and high-performance physical layer connectivity, CommScope Enterprise Solutions, a division of CommScope, Inc. (NYSE: CTV), has unveiled its new SYSTIMAX 360 Ultra-High Density (UHD) fiber management line for data center environments.

Developed by CommScope Labs, the SYSTIMAX 360 UHD fiber-optic management line is designed to support high-density data center fiber applications such as storage area networks (SANs). CommScope’s SYSTIMAX 360 UHD offering is designed to save floor and cabinet space by enabling network architectures that were not previously possible while preserving migratory paths to next-generation data rates and reducing costs.

With the ability to fit 864 fibers in a 1U space, the SYSTIMAX 360 UHD shelf provides the highest fiber-patching density currently available, the company asserts. Tailored for SYSTIMAX LazrSPEED and TeraSPEED fiber technologies, the SYSTIMAX 360 UHD shelf is engineered to facilitate integration of SAN directors into data center environments.

“Data center operators continue to face ever-increasing IT demands, cost pressures, changing technology, and architectures. Our experts at CommScope Labs designed the SYSTIMAX 360 UHD solution with a 50 percent increase in usable density, enabling new data center architectures to face these challenges head-on,” said George Brooks, vice president of data centers, CommScope Enterprise Solutions. “The SYSTIMAX 360 UHD solution enables storage growth to support the explosion of network information, allows for future growth with its modular design, and provides a clear upgrade path for 10G, 40G, and 100G applications. The complete solution makes the design, implementation, and management of new, innovative ultra-high-density data center architectures possible.”

Using factory-terminated and -tested InstaPATCH fiber MPO (multi-fiber push on) trunk cables and MPO/LC ruggedized fan-outs, pathway space is conserved while still providing easy accessibility to equipment ports, CommScope says. Other components of the SYSTIMAX 360 UHD line, including shelf and panel options (such as the SYSTIMAX 360 Modular 1U and 4U panels), provide alternative form factors that address tight IT budgets and cabinet space constraints while providing modular scalability with incremental expansion.

CommScope backs offers a 20-year warranty on all of its enterprise products.

The company has a video on its website that provides additional information.

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