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Efficient Cable Management: How to Make It Right?

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A well-managed network system not only contributes to solid system uptime, but also delivers significant aesthetic appealing. More importantly, efficient network cable management can lower operation cost & time and increases the versatility and flexibility of network operation and maintenance. The significant benefits, combined with data center’s ongoing quest for greater network agility and cabling density, makes comprehensive cable management solution a must.

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Tips for Proper Network Cable Management in Data Center

Superior network cable management is imperative with today’s data center packed to capacity with a mix of equipment. So to attain efficient cable management, you’d better perform the following steps.

Start with proper planning: Decide the number of cabling and connections needed, and where the cables should be routed within the rack. Moreover, we’d better consider planning ahead for installing additional cabinets, servers and network components.

Follow industry standards: Follow industry guidelines such as ANSI/TIA and ISO/IEC, as well as any federal, state or local regulations regarding cabling. A standards-based cabling system will provide the best combination of reliability today and agility in the future.

Choose Cable Management Tools: choose the proper cable management tools required to guarantee all the wiring and connections performing well. It is vital to make sure that enough space is offered to all the cables applied in your system.

Network Cable Management Works Right with Efficient Tool

Data centers and network closets need to house and support an abundance of power and data cables. And fail to deliver proficient network cable management within a server rack can be devastated. However, choosing the right cabling component can combat the issue of balancing manageability and performance. Let’s see how FS.COM data center cable management tools help to solve your problem.

FS.COM FHX, FHD and FHU Patch Panel Cable Management Solution

FHU, FHD and FHX series are FS.COM fiber distribution solutions for ultra high density interconnections in data centers. Including essential components like fiber adapter panels (FAPs), MTP-LC cassettes, fiber enclosures and etc. There is no need for fiber cutting or termination because these data center cable management solutions support simple plug and play into your 10G or 40G/100G network applications.

FHU Series

FHU series consists of 1U rack-mountable 19’’ fiber optic patch panel and MTP-LC breakout patch panel. 1U rack-mount adapter patch panels are designed to cover open space in racks: available with LC, SC and blank version, FHU adapter patch panel can hold up to 96 fiber, providing a great fit for easy, fast plug & play installation. MTP-LC breakout patch panel highlights LC ports on the front and MTP ports at the rear, serving as an ideal option for 40G-10G and 100G-25G breakout cabling. Which are available with 40G breakout patch panel, 100G breakout patch panel and angled patch panel.

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FHD Series

FHD series includes FHD fiber adapter panels, FHD 8F MTP cassettes and FHD fiber enclosure.  FHD fiber adapter panels (FAPs) are pre-terminated with LC/SC/MTP adapters, allowing for up to 96 fiber installation with simple plug-n-play design. FS.COM FHD FAPs are made with the same size of those of Panduit’s and can work with Panduit enlosure. FHD 8F MTP cassettes offer simple solution for 40G/100G to 10G/25G LC cable connections and 100% fiber utilization. FHD fiber enclosure has two flavors: rack mount and wall mount design. The rack mount enclosure features 1U, 2U and 4U design, holding up to 96, 192, 288 fibers respectively. providing high density solution that saves previous space and simplifies patch panel cable management.

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FHX Series

FHX is an upgraded version of FHD series—with ultra thin and high-density design, FHX effectively reduces congestion and improves airflow. FHX ultra fiber adapter panels are available with LC, SC and MTP types, these FAPs are designed for quick and easy MACs in high density cabling environments. FHX MTP cassettes are of compact size—up to 18 FHX MTP-8 cassettes and 12 FHX MTP-12 cassettes can be mounted to a FHX enclosure. The FHX ultra fiber optic enclosure is a 1U rack with 3 layers holder to manage up to 144 fibers, minimizing floor space while enabling higher density utilization. It can use either 8-fiber or 12-fiber cassette by moving and changing the rails. Gives you the freedom to deploy any network architecture, fiber infrastructure and network types.

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Other Network Cable Management Accessories

FS.COM FHU, FHD and FHX series products present the major building block of efficient cable management. And there also exist a broad range of other cable management accessories to secure your cable and help build organized cabling system, including cable managers, cable lacing bars, cable ties, racks and cabinets. Each of them has various types and specifications for use in different cabling environments. This tutorial of FS.COM cable management solution has explained every details of them.

Conclusion

Effective network cable management helps to improve physical appearance, cable traceability, airflow, cooling efficiency and troubleshooting time while eliminates the chance for human error. Meanwhile, power and data cable management within server racks also ensures the health and longevity of your cables. FS.COM offer the best-of-class cable management infrastructures and solutions. For any further information, don’t hesitate to contact us via sales@fs.com or visit www.fs.com.

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