Siemon, a leading global network infrastructure specialist, has introduced a new data centre website to guide industry professionals through the process of selecting, designing and deploying business-critical systems for best-in-class operation. Focusing on the entire data centre ecosystem, from infrastructure to energy efficiency, the new online resource centre offers a single source of information and advice, with access to technical papers and case studies that illuminate various technologies in operation.
Siemon’s data centre infrastructure solutions are all clearly explained in the new site, which is intuitive to navigate and offers immediate access to a wide range of white papers, practical articles and know-how features. Designed to support two to three generations of network switches, servers and storage devices, Siemon’s data centre solutions include options for high performance copper and fibre infrastructure, high-speed interconnect systems, plus space-efficient cabinets and cable management that promote cooling, whilst maximising density.
Essential reading on the data centre site is provided by a library of case studies, taken from a wide range of data centre facilities in locations around the world. These illustrate how Siemon delivers a standards-based infrastructure that offers high-speed performance, enhanced cabling management, superior thermal management and power efficiency for maximum uptime and reliability. This is explained by Mike Luscombe, head of network and access control at the University of Sussex, which is featured on the site; “It just goes to highlight what a combination of best of breed products, expert technical advice and a top quality installation can accomplish.”
As the site illustrates, typically just three per cent of network spend is dedicated to cabling infrastructure and yet this is argued to be a critical asset: "With 70 per cent of network problems attributed to poor cabling and cabling upgrades being the most disruptive, labour-intensive portion of a data centre, it is important for operators to do it right the first time and to appreciate that cabling infrastructure should be designed and built to last for 10, 15 or more years," said Robert Carlson, vice president of global marketing at Siemon.
"As Siemon has devoted focus to data centres over the last decade, with many high-performance product innovations for this critical space, we felt compelled to develop a more data centre-focused resource centre within our website; making it easier for end users and data centre professionals to access the standards information, educational tools and solutions they need to succeed," he explained.
The new site clearly explains how a high-performance, reliable cabling system is critical to data centre infrastructure and visitors can gain guidance on selecting and designing a cabling infrastructure for optimal operation. This includes insight into the impact of cabling architecture choices upon lifetime operating costs, flexibility and maintenance. Higher speed networking is also covered within the bank of relevant white papers, giving insight into future-proofing data centre installations.
A variety of educational tools are easily accessible from the site, such as Siemon's online Standards Informant blog, which delivers the latest information on industry standards. Highlights from Siemon’s emerging technology forums are included, plus details of future educational events and a free data centre e-book; ‘Deploying, Managing and Securing an Efficient Physical Infrastructure’ is available for download.
View Siemon's new data centre infrastructure solution site at: www.siemon.com/uk/datacenter
Established in 1903, Siemon is an industry leader specialising in the design and manufacture of high quality, high performance, low voltage infrastructure solutions and services for data centres, LANs and intelligent buildings. Headquartered in Connecticut, USA, with global sales, technical and logistics expertise spanning over 100 countries, Siemon offers the most comprehensive suite of copper and optical fibre cabling systems, cabinets, racks, cable management, data centre power and cooling systems and intelligent infrastructure management solutions. With over 400 patents specific to structured cabling, Siemon Labs invests heavily in R&D and the development of industry standards, underlining the company’s long-standing commitment to its customers and the industry.