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The Right Kit for Cleaning Optical Fiber

Inspection and cleaning of LC, ST, SC and MPO connectors and adapters requires the appropriate equipment. 1)Fiber Scope. Handheld manual at a minimum, or ideally an electronic viewer that can not only display but also record the results. 2)Cleaners. Currently the most...

Some tips for helping cool your Datacenter racks and cabinets

In Datacenters, cool air may enter a cabinet through the front door or through the bottom of the cabinet.  The thermal management system within the cabinet should prevent the mix of cool and hot air between the front and rear of the cabinet, and exhaust hot air from...

Datacenter Cabinet Airflow Recommendations

Air flow to reduce the heat in cabinets in datacenters must be done correctly, so anything that will disrupt that must be dealt with. Maintain unbroken rows of cabinets as a missing cabinet allows bypass air to re-circulate and disrupts the hot aisle/cold aisle air...
The Right Kit for Cleaning Optical Fiber

The Right Kit for Cleaning Optical Fiber

Inspection and cleaning of LC, ST, SC and MPO connectors and adapters requires the appropriate equipment. 1)Fiber Scope. Handheld manual at a minimum, or ideally an electronic viewer that can not only display but also record the results. 2)Cleaners. Currently the most...

Datacenter Cabinet Airflow Recommendations

Datacenter Cabinet Airflow Recommendations

Air flow to reduce the heat in cabinets in datacenters must be done correctly, so anything that will disrupt that must be dealt with. Maintain unbroken rows of cabinets as a missing cabinet allows bypass air to re-circulate and disrupts the hot aisle/cold aisle air...

Leaf Spine Architecture in DC

Leaf Spine Architecture in DC

Let’s look at a more recent switch architecture type known as leaf/Spine. It is becoming apparent that fiber connectivity in data centers is getting more complex and that traditional methods for fiber connectivity management may not be sufficient.  Data center design...

Cable Containment in the DataCenter

Cable Containment in the DataCenter

There are many types of cable pathway or containment methods and products available: Tray or basket - These are generally the most cost effective and may provide the best solution in a collocation center where cabling change-outs and upgrades are common. Raceways -...

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