Think outside the box
HellermannTyton’s Out of Rack connectivity solution, combined with the RapidNet pre-terminated system, helps address many of the challenges faced by the ever increasing demands on today’s data centres – reducing set up and operating costs, increasing flexibility and providing a pathway for future technology as bandwidth requirements increase.Moving the connectivity and interconnect equipment out of the racks or cabinets frees additional U space which can then be used to increase server counts per rack, maximising the return on valuable data centre space.
To reduce server rack deployment times, data centres are moving to so called ‘rack and roll’ deployment – separating the connectivity from the server racks which can then be preconfigured and commissioned off line. Once moved to their final position, the servers can simply be patched across to the pre-installed Out of Rack connectivity, greatly improving the speed and ease of server rack deployment.
The rate of technology change of active equipment is far higher than that of the connectivity infrastructure. Out of Rack patching enables server hardware to be renewed without disrupting the fixed cabling, reducing turnaround time and minimising upgrade costs.
Server virtualisation and higher utilisation levels mean bandwidth demands continue to increase. HellermannTyton’s Out of Rack solution can help address these demands, enabling fibre links outside of the server racks and a future upgrade path from 10Gb to 40Gb and 100Gb.
Managing the patching and horizontal cabling outside of the rack can help improve critical air flow across the active equipment.