Every network must be managed. The question is HOW?
Many organizations strive to better align IT with their business operations. Those who succeed have a high degree of flexibility that allows them to change their business strategies to adapt to global, economic, and market trends – which can change quickly and often.
A better-managed network starts with a better understanding of what network management actually is – and there are several dimensions to effective management. First, successful businesses must be able to depend on IT infrastructure that's fast, flexible and able to adapt quickly to fast-changing market trends in our 24-hour world.
At the same time, these businesses must also minimize expensive downtime. Considering that almost a third of downtime can be attributed to human error, a better-managed network should display greater independence and intelligence, proactively alerting administrators to small problems before they become big problems and expensive downtime.
On top of all this, a better-managed network must bend the cost curve to its advantage, both in the short and long term. This means reducing the network's energy and space requirements as well as mapping out an intelligent upgrade path. A better-managed network must deliver all these advantages so your business can stay ahead of a fast-changing marketplace – and ahead of the competition. Fortunately, there is a solution that can deliver a better-managed network right now.
That solution is imVision from CommScope.
The solution: imVision, the intelligent, dynamic management solution.
Now CommScope offers imVision, the intelligent approach to infrastructure management that gives you unprecedented control over your network – and the flexibility you need to thrive in today's business landscape. It's more than a smart IT solution; it also makes good business sense. Your imVision investment can quickly pay for itself through reduced downtime, energy and maintenance costs. imVision combines intelligent software and hardware, enabling you to:
Ensure tighter security throughout your network
Locate devices – and problems – on your network in less than 60 seconds
Enhance change management
Simplify audits and compliance
Improve process efficiency
Increase operational efficiency, uptime and productivity
Monitor and control all sites globally from one location
In today's data center environment, enormous pressure rests on Storage Networking Administrators, IT Facility Managers and Data Center Managers around the world. In a detailed survey of global IT professionals, CommScope found that data centers today prioritize conserving energy, saving operations costs, reducing floor space for patching areas and minimizing downtime. As data centers face ever-increasing IT demands, cost pressures, and changing technology and architectures, Storage Networking Administrators, IT Facility Managers and Data Center Managers have been challenged with finding high-performance solutions to face all of those issues head-on.
With a better understanding of the challenges, CommScope developed the SYSTIMAX 360™ Ultra High Density fiber optic solution to meet those demands and make the design, implementation and management of new, innovative Ultra High density data center architectures possible.
The SYSTIMAX 360 UHD solution is built to support high-density data center applications by innovatively configuring high-performance products into a smaller space. Designed at CommScope Labs, the solution has a 50 percent increase in usable density, allowing for more cabinet and shelf space. At the heart of the SYSTIMAX 360 UHD solution is a 1U sliding shelf that accepts three Ultra High Density Modules with either 24 duplex LCs or 24 MPOs. With the ability to fit 864 fibers in a 1U space, the shelf provides the highest fiber-patching density available. This compact shelf allows data centers to use a single cabinet to house both SAN Directors and fiber cabling, a cost-saving innovation that more than doubles data center rack and storage networking space.
SYSTIMAX 360 Ultra High Density Solution Includes:
SYSTIMAX 360™ 1U Ultra High Density Shelf, LC/MPO Modules and MPO pass-through panels
SYSTIMAX 360™ 1U Ultra High Density Splice Shelf and Splice Trays
SYSTIMAX 360G2 2U and 4U Ultra High Density Fiber Shelves with InstaPATCH 360 LC/MPO modules and distribution panels
The SYSTIMAX® InstaPATCH Plus and G2 Solutions deliver a new generation of administration solutions for fiber-optic networks. These new solutions will simplify design, configuration and ordering of fiber apparatus.
The InstaPATCH Plus System features a high-density, factory terminated, factory tested, modular fiber connectivity solution that allows installers to simply and quickly connect system components together. This modular system approach enables 96 fibers to be ready for service in the time it takes to make a single fiber connection with traditional systems. The InstaPATCH Plus System is designed to support locations, such as data centers, that require high-density, rapid deployment and high performance. The InstaPATCH Plus System incorporates SYSTIMAX LazrSPEED® multimode and TeraSPEED singlemode fiber technologies to support today's most demanding applications, while allowing easy migration to the next generation technology.
The G2 Series is part of the next generation SYSTIMAX 360™ solutions platform and is comprised of multifunctional fiber-optic shelves that are used for a combination of splicing and termination of fiber-optic building cable or outside plant (OSP) cables. The 360G2 fiber shelves are available in 1U, 2U and 4U sizes as well as sliding and fixed settings. The 4U version comes with a shelf assist which facilitates installation and ensures proper U spacing for shelf mounting. The shelf assist fits multiple rack types and supports heavy equipment.
The SYSTIMAX 360 1U optical fiber shelves are “iPatch-Ready” and can be upgraded in the field at a later stage with the 360 iPatch Upgrade Kit. The upgrade can be performed without network disruptions, since it does not require the removal of patch cords. The SYSTIMAX 360 solution offers customers the option to deploy intelligence immediately or in phases, according to their needs and budgetary requirements. By providing a clear strategy that includes an upgradeable product line, CommScope intends to bring intelligence to the masses and raise awareness of the business benefits of intelligent infrastructures.
VisiPatch® 360 – Part of the next generation SYSTIMAX 360™ solutions platform
The SYSTIMAX VisiPatch 360 System is a revolutionary patching and integrated cable management solution that dramatically alters the way you view performance.
The VisiPatch 360 System is an aesthetically pleasing, ergonomically efficient system that combines technology and design innovation to save you time, space and money. It is nothing less than a revolutionary way to think about patching.
What constitutes true performance? It's more than bandwidth. It's more than speed. It's more than product reliability. We have dedicated ourselves to understanding the user experience, listening to our customers' concerns and needs, analyzing how we can help improve efficiency. We have developed a whole new approach that holistically integrates form, function and usability to deliver true performance.
For SYSTIMAX Solutions, we have dedicated ourselves to understanding the user experience, listening to our customers' concerns and needs, analyzing how we can help improve efficiency. We have developed a whole new approach that holistically integrates form, function and usability to deliver true performance.
We call it our 360° design philosophy - an approach that redefines performance from every angle, providing a whole new approach to network infrastructure solutions.
The first result of this new philosophy is a new generation of patching systems-the SYSTIMAX VisiPatch 360 System.
Key Features and Benefits of the SYSTIMAX VisiPatch 360 System
Best-in-class transmission performance
Supports 10 Gb/s and 1 Gb/s Ethernet applications
Compact ergonomic components
Modular, scalable and flexible
Increased port density and usable density
Easy access to patch plug
Unique reverse patching technology
Clear and simple port labeling
Sleek and elegant design
Integrated horizontal and vertical cable and patch cord management