Panduit, a leader in unified physical infrastructures solutions, recently announced its new inlet duct system designed to provide cool air to 1RU switches – which ultimately can help companies mitigate risk within the physical infrastructure.
According to officials at the Tinley Park, Ill.-based company, the modular inlet duct system has tested compatibly with Cisco (News - Alert) Catalyst 4948, 4928 and 4924 switches joining the Net-Access suite of Cisco Compatible Cabinet systems. Being “Day 1 or Day 2” installable, the modular inlet duct system can be deployed after the 4948 and other equipment has been installed. When deployed within server cabinets or racks as part of data center infrastructure, the modular duct provides a cool air path to the air intakes on the sides of the switch.
“As data centers become the focal point of technology investments and IT processing power, Panduit is continuously delivering innovative switch and server cabinet solutions to protect those investments and to serve as the foundation of comprehensive unified physical infrastructure solutions that address changing requirements for business agility, availability and security while mitigating risk in the physical infrastructure,” said Charles T. Newcomb, product line manager, of Panduit.
The requirement to replace or disturb existing cabinets, equipment and infrastructure is eliminated, lowering capital expenditures and minimizing risk, Newcomb explained. By providing a path for cool air to the switch, data center temperature set points can be raised – resulting in higher energy efficiencies and lower operating costs contributing to a lower cost of ownership, enhanced data center infrastructure and overall network performance.
Net-access cabinet solutions from Panduit are an integrated data center solution combining the aesthetics and security of a cabinet with the accessibility, optimized thermal management, and innovative cable management of an open rack.
Panduit’s high speed data transport solutions are part of the company's larger vision of helping business build smarter, more efficient data centers by leveraging converged networking technologies within the entire data center to create a holistic view of the overall infrastructure, company officials said.
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