Under the current trend of computing and networking, data centers play the centralized role to collect and process the big data in the cloud. Since there is a crucial need for using extension “jumper” power cords for inter-rack PDU, Pactech launched a full set of commonly used IEC 60320 jumper power cords as today’s data center solutions.
Lowering Design & Installation Costs and Labor Hours for Cabling Data Centers
Today’s data centers include a diverse number of devices like bladed servers, clustered storage systems, virtualization appliances, and backup devices. All these devices are interconnected by networking equipment and physical cables, which require a reliable, scalable, flexible, manageable, and high-performing cabling infrastructure.
Data Center and Rack designers will tell you that planning is the key to successfully cabling a data center. At Pactech we’ve continued providing innovative cabling products to make things easier for our clients.
In the last 2 years we’ve seen an increase in demand for 28AWG CAT6A cables. As one of the pioneers of developing this product, we wanted to take some time to explain some of the differences between the CAT6A cables on the market.
What’s the difference between F/UTP and U/FTP? The letters are so similar, so someone unfamiliar with these products may miss the difference.
One of the challenges of being in the cable industry is the perception that cables are boring. Most people see cables as a commodity and they constantly price shop to find the best deal. Being in the cable industry for over 20 years, we know that not all cables are created equal. The quality and design of a cable can make a big difference in terms of performance, product life, and impact on the environment.
But how can we communicate this to the leaders in our industry?
Last year Facebook and LinkedIn, following the moves of other hyperscale data center operators, decided to design their own data center networking switch and replaced off-the-shelf switches with 100G ports. They felt that off-the-shelf switch vendors, such as Cisco and Juniper, were unable to meet their requirements in high bandwidth, high availability, and rapid deployment. As a result, for example, LinkedIn came up with its first in-house developed 100G data center switch called Pigeon, which includes 32 x 100G ports. It plans to roll out at scale in its upcoming data center in Hillsboro, Oregon.
Recently we met with a robotics company that is developing service robots for the hotel industry. When customers staying in the hotel make requests for more shampoo or towels, these service robots would make the delivery right to the customer’s hotel room. These service robots would allow for quicker service for the customers and decreased costs to the hotels. It’s exciting to see innovative ideas being developed. Here’s a few more innovative ideas:
Merry Christmas, from all of us at Pactech. We’re wishing you joy, peace, and prosperity in 2016! Thank you for your continued support and partnership. We look forward to working with you in the years to come.
For the past few months, we always wanted to help customers “visualize” the benefits of our data center cables when they are applied in real life. Last week we assembled a rack together by populating top-of-rack (TOR) switches and servers (one of the two TOR switches and all the servers are just face plates made of sheet metal).
Today we proudly announce the launch of our brand new Rapide™ Direct Attach Copper (DAC) cable series. These cables are designed for data center and high speed network connectivity starting from 10Gbps.
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