The highlights of data center structured cabling
technology/product roadmap for 2008?
1. InfiniBand. Panduit is using InfiniBand to merge fabrics
into a unified network by connecting high-performance
computing clusters. InfiniBand is emerging as a
high-performance, moderate cost, high-bandwidth and
low-latency solution for data transport.
2. Cooling Technology. Our Net-Access server cabinets
support the addition of a water-cooled door that eliminates
hot spots of up to 20kW. Data center managers can configure
blade servers without installing additional computer room
3. Design Tools. Tools are available to streamline the
design and deployment of data centers with regard to airflow
and energy consumption. The tools can automatically generate a
Bill of Materials.
Does the right structured cabling technology
contribute to more efficient cooling / heat dispersion?
Cables placed under floor can block airflow and create hot
spots. To address this issue, the Panduit GridRunner, an
under-floor cable routing system, uses a modular wire basket
pathway to manage data and power cabling beneath raised
floors, and limit airflow obstructions.
Also, Panduit™s switch cabinet is designed to route cables
away from ventilation pathways and includes a 6-inch clearance
between the equipment and cabinet walls to facilitate airflow.
caption: Placement of cable trays in hot aisle/cold aisle
Mention a couple of your best SI / installers in
Malaysia, Singapore and HK who are trained and certified on
the above-mentioned new technologies?
Panduit works with consultants and SI partners such as IBM,
PM-B, ProMetric Systems, Data Sphere. Local installer partners
are LanTroVision, EMS Wiring Systems, Comnet Systems and Xin
Networks in Singapore, I-Power and PAN Kinetics in Malaysia,
and LanTroVision in Hong Kong.
By Liu Ningjun, group executive,
Products, Solutions & Technology, Asia-Pacific &
Source: Network World Asia