In today’s fast-paced business world, there is no room for network
downtime. Communications must be constant and uninterrupted. Thus the
performance of the enterprise network—and consequently its data
center—is vital to business operations. To address these issues,
CommScope Enterprise Solutions, a division of CommScope,
Inc. (NYSE:CTV), is teaming up with IBM on its Fiber Transport
System (FTS) S-Line Solution—a pre-terminated fiber optic solution that
can be integrated into IBM’s revolutionary Portable
Modular Data Center (PMDC).
Developed in tandem with CommScope and its SYSTIMAX®brand, the IBM FTS S-Line solution capitalizes on CommScope’s
40-year heritage in the development and production of fiber optics.
Leveraging SYSTIMAX’s InstaPATCH® solution with the IBM suite of server
(IBM zSeries) and storage area network products, the system expands
productivity and scalability while lowering costs. In addition, its
unique, pre-terminated hardware gives installers the ability to quickly
connect system components together while safeguarding bandwidth needs
within these portable data centers. And with the solution incorporating
CommScope’s innovative port dust covers, installers don’t have to worry
about interference or network problems caused by outside debris.
“When IBM came to us looking for a fiber-optic solution that could
support its PMDC system, a key issue for them was speed. They needed a
solution that could make their mobile data centers fully operational
very quickly to ensure maximum uptime,” said Luc Adriaenssens, senior
vice president of research and development, CommScope Enterprise
Solutions. “Our pre-terminated fiber solution alleviated the issue in
more ways than one. Its many features make it ideal for the rugged and
demanding network environments where IBM’s PMDC system is deployed.”
IBM’s Portable Modular Data Center system provides a fully-functional,
mobile data center that allows for quick deployment and installation
into any environment. With a PMDC system, IT departments can quickly and
easily expand their data center capacity to address critical bandwidth
needs. As part of the system, the IBM FTS S-Line of cables includes
high-performance, pre-terminated hardware, trunk cables, direct-harness
cables, standard fiber patch cords and additional supporting hardware.
In addition to its pre-terminated design, the trunk cabling system
provides more efficient use of space, which is critical in any
containerized data center solution. The FTS S-Line is also compatible
with CommScope’s complete line of network infrastructure solutions
including its SYSTIMAX iPatch Intelligent Patching System and 10Gb/s
copper cabling. The FTS S-Line is currently available through IBM as
part of its PMDC system and is backed by CommScope’s global network of
sales and technical support personnel.
SYSTIMAX and InstaPATCH are registered trademarks of CommScope Inc.
Inc. (NYSE: CTV – www.commscope.com)
is a world leader in infrastructure solutions for communication
networks. Through its Andrew
Solutions™ brand, it is a global leader in radio frequency subsystem
solutions for wireless networks. Through its SYSTIMAX®
brands, CommScope is a world leader in network infrastructure solutions,
delivering a complete end-to-end physical layer solution, including
cables and connectivity, enclosures, intelligent software and network
design services, for business enterprise applications. CommScope also is
the premier manufacturer of coaxial cable for broadband
cable television networks and one of the leading North American
providers of environmentally secure cabinets
for DSL and FTTN applications. Backed by strong research and
development, CommScope combines technical expertise and proprietary
technology with global manufacturing capability to provide customers
with infrastructure solutions for evolving global communications
networks in more than 130 countries around the world.
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This press release includes forward-looking statements that are based on
information currently available to management, management’s beliefs, as
well as on a number of assumptions concerning future events.
Forward-looking statements are not a guarantee of performance and are
subject to a number of uncertainties and other factors, which could
cause the actual results to differ materially from those currently
expected. For a more detailed description of the factors that could
cause such a difference, please see CommScope’s filings with the
Securities and Exchange Commission. In providing forward-looking
statements, the company does not intend, and is not undertaking any
obligation or duty, to update these statements as a result of new
information, future events or otherwise.