R&M Launches Industry's Highest-Density Fiber Cable Management Solution at DatacenterDynamics Dubai

Top Quote New Netscale solution with automated connectivity tracking and innovative tray design delivers highest port density for 10/40/100G Ethernet. End Quote
  • (1888PressRelease) May 02, 2016 - R&M has conducted the Middle East launch of Netscale, the world's highest-density fiber cable management solution, and the first to feature integrated intelligent infrastructure management functionality. Designed as an ultra-high density platform that utilizes the smallest diameter uniboot patch cord for minimal cabling bulk, this solution boasts up to 67% higher density than its competitors and promises to eliminate a host of cable management problems that plague data centers today.

    The rapid growth in the volume of data being stored and managed in data centers in recent years has raised a clear need to realize maximum port density in the smallest space possible. However, increasing density often results in unmanageable cabling, which makes Moves, Adds and Changes (MACs), cable tracking and fault-finding impossible.

    R&M has specifically designed its new solution keeping these challenges in mind. "Netscale is the next generation fiber optic solution, based on the quality and reliability for which the R&M brand is renowned," states Dr. Thomas Wellinger, Market Manager Data Center, R&M. "Its combination of market leading features saves considerable amounts of -costly- space at large companies in the financial, pharma, colocation and telecom segments as well as edge data centers. In addition, the solution offers a lower cost per port than existing platforms, and provides a flexible upgrade path to accommodate needs for many years to come."

    Currently available high-density fiber solutions for data centers generally offer up to 72 LC duplex ports per rack unit and pose great difficulties for management. Thanks to R&MinteliPhy technology, Netscale delivers a density of up to 80 RFID-monitored LC duplex or MTP ports, and even 120 standard LC duplex or MTP ports per rack unit. The innovative rear-cabling manager makes it truly easy to manage connections, alleviating risk during MACs and migrations. Modular components and best-in-class network scalability makes it possible to accommodate the unique infrastructure requirements of each data center.

    Save space and reduce cost per port
    In most edge data center cases, Netscale's unmatched density makes it possible to consolidate all servers of the PoP into a 1U housing, leaving more space for switching/routing gear. The high density makes it possible for colocation providers to minimize meet-me-room footprint thereby freeing up space for more racks and switches. While the typical 10 to 15 cm draw-out-length of trays places stress on patch cords, Netscale's industry minimum of 5.5 cm and its innovative approach to slack-management mitigate cabling damage and thus reduces the risk of downtime.

    R&MinteliPhy automates the tracking of network cabling, thereby ensuring the data integrity of the documentation. This Automated Infrastructure Management (AIM) solution can be retrofitted on Netscale which allows customers to gradually extend the features and functionality of their investment while managing costs. With the Netscale patch cord, the solution also features R&M's new LC quick release connector in combination with the smallest available diameter uniboot patch cord and cable access from the rear and front.

    "As an innovative company with challenging data center projects, we are dependent on scalable fiber solutions that can be deployed in confined spaces. We have beta tested Netscale because it supports us in the fully automated operation of our cloud", says Dr. Marius Feldmann, COO, Cloud&Heat.

    "Netscale has arisen from the close analysis of customer pain points, years of committed R&D, and adherence to the highest quality standards through the production process. It sets the bar for the industry and finally promises IT managers relief from the data center cabling challenges they have faced for years," concludes Dr. Wellinger.

    About R&M
    Reichle & De-Massari AG (R&M) develops and produces passive cabling solutions for communication networks and has established itself as a leading producer of high quality copper and fiber-optic solutions. The company has set up its own sales organizations in 30 countries and these are streamlined into eight sales regions. Around two thirds of R&M's sales revenue is generated abroad. In 2014 sales reached around CHF 211 million. More than 5% of sales revenue is invested in research and development every year. R&M is ranked one of the 500 leading companies in Switzerland and currently employs 800 people. The company is wholly owned by the Reichle family and is managed as an independent family business.

    More information is available at www.rdm.com/meta

    Marketing Contact:
    Sandrine Prat
    Marketing & Communication Manager
    Middle East, Turkey & Africa
    Reichle & De- Massari Regional Office
    PO Box 54281
    Dubai Airport Free Zone K09/K10
    Dubai U.A.E
    Tel: + 971 4 236 87 61
    Fax: +971 4 236 87 62
    Email: sandrine.prat ( @ ) rdm dot com

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