Fiber Mountain Partners with Legrand®

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Infrastructure connectivity leader partners with innovator for software managed fiber connections

The Glass Core Solution: Agility and Scalability

We are excited to partner with such a forward thinking and innovative company as Fiber Mountain and to be able to offer our customers a software managed fiber-based solution

Fiber Mountain, Inc., the Glass Core Company and provider of transformative software defined networking (SDN) managed fiber connectivity for enterprise and colocation data centers, today announced it has partnered with Legrand to expand into new markets for its Glass Core intelligent optical cross connect and connectivity products.

“We are excited to partner with Legrand’s Data Communication’s team to deliver on our mission to simplify network infrastructure through Fiber Mountain’s Glass Core.” said M. H. Raza, CEO of Fiber Mountain. “Our Glass Core technology is a virtual connectivity fabric that enables a dynamic software-managed layer 1 network which when used in conjunction with switch and router networks provide the highest level of network control.”

“We are excited to partner with such a forward thinking and innovative company as Fiber Mountain and to be able to offer our customers a software managed fiber-based solution coupled with Legrand’s extensive range of cabling and connectivity solutions.” said Rudolph Montgelas, Senior Technologist, Legrand.

Legrand is integrating Fiber Mountain’s Glass Core solution into their Connected Infrastructure solutions to deliver dynamic and managed fiber connections to complement their current data center offerings. Legrand believes that software based management delivers the ultimate in scalability, error-proofing, remote real-time visibility and monitoring, automated network re-configurability, remote network management combined with optimized power and cooling for switching equipment. These data center infrastructure connectivity offerings will provide significant benefits including CAPEX/OPEX savings, reducing or eliminating human errors, reducing labor costs, enhancing asset management and more, all while increasing functionality within the solution.

Solutions were demonstrated at both Legrand’s Mock Data Center and Fiber Mountain’s booth, #256, at the Gartner Data Center, Infrastructure & Operations Management Conference 2016. A joint presentation entitled, “Data Center Networks with Software-Managed Fiber Connections” was held Tuesday, December 6. For more information, please visit http://www.legrand.us/glasscore.

Legrand’s partnership with Fiber Mountain comes on the heels of Legrand’s recent launch of its Eliot (Electricity + IoT) program in North America. Eliot is a global Legrand IoT program that brings together Legrand's worldwide expertise to advance connectivity and intelligence in the built environment, mobilize Legrand’s capabilities around the world, speed development of Legrand connected devices and amplify communications wherever the Internet of Things can enhance value for all users. For more information about Eliot, visit legrand.us/eliot.

About Fiber Mountain

Fiber Mountain, Inc. transforms physical layer connectivity into a software controlled network asset managed from the same screen as routers, switches, servers and storage. The Glass Core™ solution provides freedom from rigid data center architectures, enabling flexibility at the speed of software. Through its AllPath® Director orchestration system, Optical Path Exchange (OPX®) and AllPath® Connect family of intelligent layer 1 products, Fiber Mountain™ dramatically increases network speed and efficiency and significantly reduces traditional data center expansion and operation costs. For more information, please visit http://www.fibermountain.com.

About Legrand, North America

Legrand is a global specialist in electrical and digital building infrastructures. Its comprehensive offering of solutions for use in commercial, industrial and residential markets makes it a benchmark for customers worldwide. Innovation for a steady flow of new products with high added value is a prime vector for growth, including, in particular, connected devices stemming from Legrand’s global Eliot (Electricity and IoT) program. Legrand reported sales of $5.3 billion in 2015. Legrand has a strong presence in North and Central America, with a portfolio of well-known product lines that include C2G, Cablofil, Electrorack, Luxul, Middle Atlantic, Nuvo, On-Q, Ortronics, Pass & Seymour, Pinnacle, QMotion, Quiktron, Raritan, Solarfective, Vantage, Wattstopper, and Wiremold. Legrand is listed on Euronext Paris and is a component stock of indexes including the CAC40, FTSE4Good, MSCI World, ASPI, Corporate Oekom Rating and DJSI (ISIN code FR0010307819) http://www.legrand.us.

Fiber Mountain, Inc. Contact
Bill Miller
VP Marketing
(203) 806-4040
BillMiller(at)fibermountain(dot)com

Legrand, North America. Contact
Michelle O’Brien
Director, Marketing Communications
(860) 574-4307
michelle(dot)obrien(at)legrand(dot)us

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