Use Case: Cable Management for Next-Gen Cloud Storage & Tape Backup
Client: A major provider of Cloud Storage
Solution: Fast-Drop® Bend Radius Control Module Part #321-2A-HL
- The client was building a high density storage & integrated management system to handle the growth in tape to cloud migration for data retention & protection- critical for data mining/big data in areas such as ecommerce, media/entertainment, Internet of Things (IoT), as well as archiving and backup.
- Set up: a bottom “XY” box held five 8 TB tape drives with 50 installation bays for tape & fiber switching units.
- Optical fiber was preferred for data transmission speed plus it is thinner, stronger & lighter than copper.
- The fiber switching unit cables had to be protected from macro-bends by providing a safe bend radius.
- Wiring had to be routed safely both up and down
- The solution had to optimize future access and management
- Materials needed to be compliant with fire safety standards.
- Four Fast-Drop fiber bend radius control modules (RCMs) Part #321-2A-HL were used.
- The 4 RCMs provided safe bend radii for the fiber routed from the 2 new fiber switch units
- The set up created 2 rack mountable brackets that could route fiber up or down
- The brackets are 3U wide and will house 1U size fiber switches.
- The material is UL94 V-0 compliant.
- Ensured data flow by preventing kinks and macro-bends.
- Increased productivity by allowing for rapid modifications of existing racks
- Improved efficiency by keeping cables easily accessible
- Easily install with a patented attached clip (or with screws or rivets).
- Can be used singly as a corner block
- Can be used together to create a fiber spool for control/containment of excess fiber.
- Preconfigured arrays are also available.
- Horizontal or Vertical Mounting
- Integrated clip preferred by most gives fast and easy installation without adhesives or additional parts
- Impact Resistant to Shock and Vibration
- NEBS/BICSI Compliant
- Flame Retardant – UL94 V-0
- RoHS Compliant
- Hook & loop optional straps
- Available from stock
Examples below show different options available for rack mount fiber array panels and a common set up