Category Archives: Infrastructure for Cloud/Virtualized/Colocation Data Centers

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John Siemon on The Great Cable Debate

In the October 2012 of Network magazine (Middle East), the cover story is “The Great Cable Debate: Two cabling giants debate whether UTP [unshielded twisted pair] or STP [shielded twisted pair] cables are best for 10GBASE-T networks” where it has … Continue reading

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Network World Article: Point-to-point data center cable will cost you in the long run

If you’re considering the various cabling options for data centers, you should check out this article from Network World: (http://www.networkworld.com/news/tech/2012/022912-p2p-cables-256789.html) Written by Siemon’s Carrie Higbie, it discusses a current hot debate in data center infrastructure circles, comparing  “Point-to-Point” cabling designs … Continue reading

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Point-to-Point vs. Any-to-All: Understanding structured cabling’s benefits

The 11/4/11 issue of Processor Magazine features a cover story exploring point-to-point cabling (AKA: top of rack, direct-connect, etc) versus any-to-all structured cabling in the data center.  Based on an interview with Siemon’s Carrie Higbie, it does a great job … Continue reading

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Cisco releases new data center switch

Cisco announced new switches for the data center. For those that wonder when the newer models are coming out that support 10GBASE-T, check out the video on our website. In the meantime, here is a link to the new switch … Continue reading

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Earthing of Data Center Cabinets – Why is it so difficult?

Ask yourself this… Is your data cabinet electrically safe? I would guess that most of you would say yes, but go and check and see if there is an earth cable attached. I would hazard a guess that many are … Continue reading

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PLX, Torrey Point, Emulex and Siemon Team up to Present: “10GBASE-T Advances and Data Center Best Practices”

Southern New England data center and network professionals are invited to join experts from PLX, Torrey Point, Emulex and Siemon on October 12 in Boston for “10GBASE-T Advances and Data Center Best Practices” – a complimentary half-day seminar featuring 4 intensive presentations … Continue reading

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