Network Communications News (NCN) August 2016 - Page 17

Ian Wilkie of Brand-Rex How has the Hi-Dex product line been received? Hi-Dex is a ground-breaking solution and the market response has been incredible. Sales are already much higher than expectations and we are rapidly developing new service models to meet this important and increasing demand. One thing Brand-Rex has always done well is to listen to our customers and understand what is important to them. With Hi-Dex, we have a solution that was developed as much by our customers’ stated needs, desires and frustrations, as by our highly skilled development team. The need to manage both the installation and operation of high density fibre cabling and connectivity within the data centre is a growing challenge and Hi-Dex was designed to provide to achieve this. its existing Leviton network infrastructure in other regions across the globe; they all have one thing in common — they want the best solution available – and that is exactly what they will receive. What future trends do you expect to see in the data centre space? Fibre adoption will continue to increase – driven by large and cloud data centres. Most of the hyper-scale data centres are 90-100 per cent fibre. Even medium sized data centres are seeing an increase in the use of fibre. Copper cabling continues to be installed in computer rooms and small data centres. It is still the first choice in colocation data centres where network infrastructure decisions are mainly driven by cost. Can you tell us about any projects you are currently working on? How will wideband multimode fibre affect speeds in the data centre? With the market now seeing our strengthened company as a highly desirable supply partner, we are now working with customers on many of the world’s latest and greatest new developments. Whether it be a large telecommunications company upgrading its data centres across the United States, Europe, and Middle East, a key player in Asia’s hospitality industry that sees the appeal of combined Brand-Rex and Leviton system solutions, or a US software company that wants to replicate By using Shortwave Wavelength Division Multiplexing (SWDM), four separate signals can be aggregated (multiplexed) and transmitted concurrently over an 850nm to 950nm window. This makes the wideband multimode fibre solution ideal for future 100Gb/s Ethernet and 128Gb/s Fibre Channel applications, maintaining industry preferred ™\^ۛX]]K\\[ܙK\XH\X\\H[XBZ[[HX ؋œYY[HXY]Y\[\X\]XY[UۛX]]H] IB\[ T^\\[܈BۜX[ۈXY[][ۈ H܈X\•H]HY[XZ[^[]B\\][ۜ܈]\[[۝ˈ\\]Hۈ \[HH[Hۂ[\ܝ[ݚYHYXHœXYY\[[\[H\HZ[YHۙHYX\[][ۈ\K\^\Y[H[\\XB[XZH\H]\Y\܂[ܛX][ۈ[][ۜ˂H[Y]H]X[H[\B^Y\\H[[H\X]]H[\XX[HYX[8$H[\HX][HYY™[\HX\ۜ\[Y\Y[\™[]\Y \\H\Y\[B[Hۙ\Y \H]YܞH [ H][ۜ™]\[[HX[ۈ[HRX\]܈\H^H[Z]Y[Z\\X][ۏ•HYH[Z]Y\ZH[\X][ۜ܈]YܞH [ K]YܞH\\\[Hܛ\[ݚY\HY\\ܛZ[˜[[^XH[\X\B][ۈ\ܝ]\H]ܚ™ܛ ]YܞH[\HYY[ ]YHM HۛX]]K[B\\[]ܚ܈H]\\X][ۜ[Y[΂Y\X\۝\[B՚\X[\][ۈY[[Y[][KQYX]\KU]\ [ً\X]Y\[ [ً\]Y\ŒM‚MLMIH8$[ T^ [ M‚  ̌ M L