Is it possible to achieve a scalable layer one cabling infrastructure that can grow with you as your business needs dictate? Especially when space and budget are the primary considerations?

In this video, JT delves into these questions, taking into account the benefits of modular cabling enclosure solutions. Learn more about the H+ fiber enclosures shown in the video here.

 

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Transcript

 

                       Is it possible to achieve a scalable layer one cabling infrastructure that can grow with you as your business needs dictate? Especially when space and budget are the primary considerations. I think it is, but there are a few key factors you're going to need to look at.

                        Much like an active hardware chassis where you add blades as you grow, there are cabling enclosures that allow you to take a modular approach to your layer one infrastructure. That's the philosophy that went into the design of our H+ enclosures as you see here. When you're tight on space and you're tight on budget, but you need to increase your cabling plant's density and scalability, a modular structured cabling solution can help.

                        Rack space is at a premium and hardware port density has increased due to this. Along with the hardware, the need for high port density and fiber enclosures has increased as well. Currently the highest density is 72 LC duplex ports in a 1U enclosure, 144 ports in a 2U, and 288 in a 4U. Scalability is also key to meeting project budget constraints. Having modules with lower port counts allows growth at the pace specific to the project and your business requirements. You can customize your cabling solution to your unique needs.

                        Another major consideration is cable management. When you put that much cabling into such a small space, that can be a disaster. Pull out the wrong cable and that could lead to downtime and nobody wants that. The solution is containment. Having a cable management trough keeps the cabling in position. Side tie-down points keep the cable routing clean and uniform. This really helps when you have to pull a cable out.

                      This type of bundling is really helpful when you have to make a change and pull one cable out. That way you don't have to disrupt a really large cable bundle and it never goes back the right way. This way you're able to get it right back in place the way you had it to start. Thanks for watching. I hope you learned something. For more information, visit us on www.cablexpress.com.