By working with Siemon to deliver innovative products, IBM has been able to provide clients with a flexible and efficient data center solution, closer to clients, manufacturing sites and remote operations.
Watertown, CT (Vocus) December 3, 2009
Siemon, a global leader in network cabling solutions, is proud to announce that its products can be implemented within IBM’s innovative Portable Modular Data Center (PMDC), which will be displayed at the Gartner Data Center Conference from Dec.1st to Dec. 4th at Ceasar’s Palace in Las Vegas. Siemon products include high-performance Cat 6A and 7A twisted pair copper cabling systems, MapIT G2 Infrastructure Management System as well as 10, 40 and 100-Gigabit-Ready, Plug and Play fiber optic cabling solutions.
IBM’s PMDC is a high-density containerized data center solution that allows IBM clients to quickly and easily create or expand existing data center floor space without major construction or building retrofit. Designed to be both compact and extremely energy-efficient, the PMDC approach can potentially reduce operating costs and carbon footprint.
To further enhance rapid and efficient deployment, IBM’s PMDCs are delivered as pre designed modular units that can include power, cooling, fire detection and suppression, access control and more. Designed to provide an open IT infrastructure, the PMDC containers offer complete, equipment-ready racks and cabling systems, supporting a wide array of equipment vendors, types, configurations and mounting styles.
“In a global economy, many organizations are finding they require remote or mobile data centers for installation in a wide variety of locations around the world,” said Steve Sams, IBM vice president, Global Site and Facilities Services. “By working with Siemon to deliver innovative products, IBM has been able to provide clients with a flexible and efficient data center solution, closer to clients, manufacturing sites and remote operations.”
As part of a supplier agreement between IBM and Siemon, PDMCs can be delivered with Siemon cabling already installed and ready to connect. Based on IBM client requirements, these pre-installed cabling infrastructures may include any of 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 PDMC, 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 PMDC may also be delivered with 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 PMDC 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.
To see IBM’s Portable Modular Data Center Solution and Siemon cabling solutions visit IBM at the Gartner Data Center Conference at Ceasar’s Palace in Las Vegas from Dec. 1st to 4th. For more information on IBM’s PMDC solution visit: http://www.ibm.com.
To learn about Siemon’s comprehensive line of copper and fiber optic network cabling solutions, visit: http://www.siemon.com
Established in 1903, Siemon (http://www.siemon.com)] is an 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 active 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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