Recently, I was working with a customer to implement anintelligent infrastructure system in their data center. They were struggling to manage their ports and patch cords as several different groups were involved in implementing new services in the data center. 

About a year ago, they installed our iPatch solution; however, they had not implemented the software. We completed the install last month and let’s just say thattiming is everything

About a week ago, the data center suffered a major power outage. While backup power systems kicked in, a blade in their core switch crashed. They had to transfer the connections to a backup card until the primary was replaced. In the past, this would have required them to physically trace each patch cord and relocate them individually; however, by using iPatch, they simply pressed the “trace” button on the patch panel and the other end was quickly identified. The customer quickly relocated the cords and got their services back up within minutes, avoiding the hours needed to manually trace each cord.  

Having survived this near disaster, the customer was convinced that they should extend its intelligent infrastructure beyond the data center to include its telecom rooms and office space. 

This is just another way iPatch proved its worth, and it is far better than anything you might read in a brochure. 

Are you ready to deploy an intelligent infrastructure solution in your data center?

About the Author

Bob Matthews

Bob Matthews joined CommScope Solutions in February 2010 as a Technical Manager supporting Wireless, Infrastructure and Intelligent systems. Bob has an education in Electronics (Telecom) and Management studies and several years of experience working in the telecom field working on Wireless (including InBuilding and Microwave), Wireline and Infrastructure projects throughout his career. Prior to joining CommScope, Bob worked for ADC Telecom as Sr. Systems Project Engineer supporting Wireless, Wireline and Infrastructure projects, Bell Canada as a Systems Engineer supporting Active networks (LANs/WANS) and for CMQ communications providing network design and installation/commissioning.

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