Siemon Network Cabling Systems Support IBM’s Enterprise Modular Data Center (EMDC) Solution

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Siemon, a global leader in network cabling solutions, is proud to announce that its products can be implemented as a part of IBM’s enhanced Enterprise Modular Data Center (EMDC) program. EMDC is a large data center design concept which uses pre-engineered design strategies allowing customers to meet unpredictable business and IT demands.

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More than 60% of CIOs around the world are expecting significant change brought by soaring data volumes, increasingly complex analyses and ever larger populations of users. The struggle to respond to changing IT requirements to fit business demands is outdating a classic approach to building large, monolithic data centers which have to last 20 or more years.

Siemon, a global leader in network cabling solutions, is proud to announce that its products can be implemented as a part of IBM’s enhanced Enterprise Modular Data Center (EMDC) program. EMDC is a large data center design concept which uses pre-engineered design strategies allowing customers to meet unpredictable business and IT demands. By building to a design that allows customers to increase density and footprint as required, clients can scale their data centers when needed without disruption to existing operations.

To bring this vision of large modular, plug and play data centers to the market, IBM and Siemon will work collaboratively with IBM and its global ecosystem of the world’s leading data center physical infrastructure providers. End-to-end Siemon solutions that complement IBM’s EMDC solution include high-performance Z-MAX category 6A and TERA category 7A twisted pair copper cabling systems, 10, 40 and 100-Gigabit-Ready fiber optic cabling solutions, MapIT G2 Intelligent Infrastructure Management System and innovative VersaPOD data center cabinets.

Siemon’s full network cabling infrastructure solution set, as well as their expert support network and global footprint fully aligns with IBM’s vision that data centers can be constructed in a flexible way with the ability to scale on-demand and significantly reduce initial capital and operating costs. In addition to Siemon’s network cabling and data center infrastructure capabilities, the IBM EMDC collaboration includes existing and new partners in power, cooling, monitoring and management and data center architecture and engineering to help clients design, build and operate data centers.

“More than 60% of CIOs around the world are expecting significant change brought by soaring data volumes, increasingly complex analyses and ever larger populations of users. The struggle to respond to changing IT requirements to fit business demands is outdating a classic approach to building large, monolithic data centers which have to last 20 or more years.” said Steven Sams, vice president, Global Site and Facilities Services. “By working with Siemon to deliver innovative data center infrastructure, IBM enhances its global ability to lead data center innovation and meet changing requirements with a very flexible plug and play approach -- allowing data center capabilities to be added – and paid for - when and where they are needed.”

As part of a supplier agreement between IBM and Siemon and based on IBM client requirements, EMDC solutions may be deployed with Siemon’s high-performance cabling systems, including the IBM-branded FTS I-Line. Launched globally as part of IBM’s Fiber Transport System (FTS), the IBM FTS I-Line is a specialized offering of high-performance plug and play pre-terminated fiber cabling, developed specifically under Siemon’s strict quality guidelines. Constructed of laser optimized multimode and singlemode fiber optic cable and components, the IBM FTS I-Line provides IBM’s global customers with future-proof support of critical data center links including 10 Gb/s as well as future 40 and 100 Gb/s applications. Utilized within the EDMC, the IBM FTS I-Line offers a highly flexible and scalable cabling infrastructure, capable of supporting a wide range of vendor equipment configurations with simple plug and play implementation.

IBM’s EMDC may also be supported by Siemon’s high-performance twisted pair copper cabling solutions, including end-to-end shielded and UTP copper cabling systems ranging from category 5e to 10Gb/s category 6A to the highest performing fully shielded category 7A TERA system. Global access to Siemon’s comprehensive line of copper cabling systems allows IBM to ensure that its EMDC solutions are outfitted with the a high quality, high performance cabling infrastructure to help maximize their clients return on investment and deliver best in class products to supports their clients’ requirements, anywhere in the world.

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IBM’s Enterprise Modular Data Center is one member of the IBM data center family of solutions to drive greater advancements in energy efficiencies by making data centers more flexible in matching IT needs to capital and operating costs.

About Siemon:
Established in 1903, Siemon (http://www.siemon.com) is a global industry leader specializing in the manufacture and innovation of high quality, high-performance network cabling solutions. Headquartered in Connecticut, USA, with global offices, manufacturing and service partners throughout the world, Siemon offers the most comprehensive suite of copper (unshielded and shielded twisted-pair) category 5e, category 6 (Class E), category 6A (Class EA) and category 7/7A (Class F/FA), and multimode and singlemode optical fiber cabling systems available. With over 400 patents specific to structured cabling, from patch cords to patch panels, Siemon Labs invests heavily in R&D and development of industry standards, underlining the company's long-term commitment to its customers and the industry.

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Brian Duval
MarCom Manager
Siemon
101 Siemon Company Drive
Watertown, CT 06795
Ph: 860-945-4380
E: brian_duval(at)siemon(dot)com

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