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TE Connectivity (TE) plugs into IBM Modular Data Centre solution

The structured cabling technology supplied by the Enterprise Networks business unit of TE Connectivity can now be implemented as part of IBM’s Enterprise Modular Data Centre (EMDC) solution.

IBM’s EMDC solution delivers a large scale data centre that allows customers to better meet unpredictable demands by providing smaller, repeatable increments of capacity – in the same way that memory is added to a laptop.

By designing with smaller modules, clients can scale the data centre when needed to better align their business and IT needs without disruption to existing operations.

‘Modular data centres make it easier for large companies to meet capacity demand, improve data centre availability and reduce IT capital and operating costs,’ said Stephen Mitchell, vice president of the Enterprise Networks business unit of TE Connectivity.

As part of a supplier agreement with TE Connectivity based on IBM client requirements, the EMDC solution can now be deployed with TE Connectivity pre-terminated, modular cabling systems, including the IBM Fibre Transport System-T Line: an offering of high performance plug and play pre-terminated cabling that provides customers with scalable support of critical data centre links.

The EMDC may also be supported by the TE Connectivity Sigma-Link High performance bundled twisted pair copper cabling, including shielded and UTP copper cabling systems ranging from Category 5e, through 10 Gbit/s Category 6A, to TE’s highest performing fully shielded Category 7A system.

With global access to the comprehensive TE Connectivity line of copper cabling systems, clients can meet the structured cabling requirements of EMDC customers around the world. ‘Our global footprint and broad portfolio of data centre and network cabling solutions aligns with IBM’s vision for the future of data centres,’ concluded Mitchell.

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