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    Exciting times, new partners and solutions

    Posted by Bill Miller on Dec 6, 2016 12:14:24 PM
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    IMG_20161205_162518.jpgThis week Fiber Mountain is making its debut at the Gartner Data Center, Infrastructure & Operations Management Conference in Las Vegas. We have exciting news to share at this event: a new partnership with Legrand and a new solution with Cisco®.

    Legrand

    Monday was the opening of the event, which found Fiber Mountain’s Glass Core solution in Legrand’s mock data center by booth #416, as well as in our own booth #256. Legrand is integrating the Glass Core into their Infrastructure Connectivity for Data Center solution. Under the Legrand brand, this integration delivers intelligent cross connect with software managed connectivity at the physical layer, enabling scale and visibility for data centers.

    Cisco®

    I mentioned a new solution with Cisco. In our Fiber Mountain booth #256, we are showing the new LS-2520 AllPath Connect QSFP Breakout solution designed specifically with Cisco for operation with - and managed by - the NCS 1002. The NCS 1002 provides eight DWDM trunk ports and 20 QSFP ports which are able to accept either QSFP+ transceivers for 40 Gbps & 10 Gbps applications or QSFP28 transceivers for 100 Gbps applications. This provides up to 2 Tbps capacity for transport both within and between data centers or Points-of-Presence (PoP).

    Survey Question

    Each day in our booth we are asking visitors a survey question. Day 1 we asked, “What is your data center’s biggest infrastructure pain point?” We had a very strong response to this and in fact led to longer discussions and demonstrations for many visitors. Those who took the time received a Starbucks gift card and will be entered into a drawing for an Amazon gift card after the show, which we will write about in a later blog post.

    The responses covered a wide range of answers depending on the role of the person, but one category that excited our team is that of cable management, upgrading from legacy data center to new technology while optimizing space within the data canter cages. Another interesting response was by a manager who provides services internally to various groups on their test automation services within the data center. These specific responses tie in beautifully with established Fiber Mountain solutions.

    Other responses that many data center managers may agree with include broken change management procedures and process systems, the difficulty of migrating older data centers to new designs, better use of colocation facilities while maintaining the ability to manage them and updates across the enterprise of software and hardware.

    A new question will be asked today and we will summarize responses in the next blog post.

    Summary

    The Fiber Mountain team is excited to be in Las Vegas at this prestigious Gartner event and looks forward to success with our new partners and customers! Today we have our second survey question of the week and booth visitors can see the Glass Core in operation at either the Legrand mock data center booth or Fiber Mountain booth #256.

    Visit us at Gartner Data Center Booth #256!

    Topics: data center, Legrand, Gartner, Cisco