LAS VEGAS, April 21, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Data Center World Global Conference, CABLExpress has released a white paper on port replication to address challenges data center professionals are facing with the management of their fiber optic cabling infrastructures. Higher bandwidth demands continue to drive the need for increased fiber optic ports, which leads to cable management issues and the potential for downtime.
These challenges can be alleviated with port replication, or the mirroring of active fiber optic hardware ports in a passive structured cabling environment. The white paper, "Passive Optical Port Replication in the Data Center," discusses the following:
- An overview of port replication
- The benefits of implementing port replication in the data center
- Ways port replication can simplify cable management issues and moves, adds, and changes (MACs)
- The challenges of achieving proper port replication
"As bandwidth needs continue to grow, the challenges created by increased fiber optic ports in high-density networking and storage environments will only intensify," said Josh Taylor, senior product manager at CABLExpress. "With port replication, data center managers can simplify the cable management process and reduce the risk of downtime."
The direct, one-to-one relationship created by port replication enables switches to be cabled once and then replicated in a Main Distribution Area (MDA). Any MACs can then be made at the MDA, as recommended in the TIA-942 structured cabling standard.
To download this free white paper, visit www.cablexpress.com/replication.
The Data Center World Global Conference is taking place at the Mirage Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas from April 19-23, 2015. Data center experts will be available at CABLExpress booth 104 on the exhibit floor to discuss port replication and other layer one infrastructure solutions.
CABLExpress, a division of CXtec, has manufactured high-performance cabling and data center infrastructure products and structured cabling solutions for more than three decades. The CABLExpress Skinny-Trunk® Solution is a high-density, fiber optic product line that helps organizations maximize business value and prepare their layer one infrastructures for future generations of upgrades. CABLExpress produces an educational video series, Cable Talk™, which addresses industry standards and best practices. For more information, visit www.cablexpress.com.