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Facebook hiring cabling infrastructure foreman for its Altoona, IA data center

November 20, 2014 Company strongly desires candidates with training and certification in copper and fiber...

Data center cabling standards summarized

November 20, 2014 A tip sheet from CommScope updates developments in data center cabling standards includ...
Samtec's PCIe Gen 3 over fiber AOC transmits 4K UHD video up to 100m

Samtec's PCIe Gen 3 over fiber AOC transmits 4K UHD video up to 100m

November 18, 2014 System demonstrated at SC14 achieves x8 PCIe Gen 3 data rates (8 GT/s, 64 Gb/s aggregat...

DCIM market pegged at $280M for 2014, 26-percent CAGR projected

November 17, 2014 The 2015 growth rate for data center infrastructure management, DCIM, will be 30.6 perc...

5 factors create the ‘perfect storm’ dragging down the data center infrastructure market

November 10, 2014 IHS directing analyst Jason dePreaux says disruptive data center designs are among the ...

Aisle containment system accommodates taller racks

November 7, 2014 Upsite Technologies’ AisleLok system now has doors and panels for 42, 45 and 48U racks ...

Data center infrastructure administration, including cabling and power, examined

October 30, 2014 Web seminar will address three angles of data center infrastructure management: cabling...

Data center cloud computing specialist Red Cloud goes modular with Cannon T4 solutions

October 30, 2014 The data center operator plans to use Cannon’s modular and customizable data center sol...


Questioning potential career impacts of 'Big Data' datacenters on IT professionals

Questioning potential career impacts of 'Big Data' datacenters on IT professionals

November 21, 2014 What does 'Big Data' really connote at the level of infrastructure and, moreover, what ...
Watch: Chatsworth server racks and cable management systems, as unboxed by Geek Beat

Watch: Chatsworth server racks and cable management systems, as unboxed by Geek Beat

November 21, 2014

Tech geeks go on enterprise network upgrade spree; we have the video.

Graybar, Vision Technologies chart DAS project deployment from inception to completion

Graybar, Vision Technologies chart DAS projects from inception to completion

November 21, 2014 Recent webinar presents a step-by-step discussion of the deployment process for a distr...
Anixter appoints distinguished law professor as board member

Anixter appoints distinguished law professor as board member

November 21, 2014 Scott R. Peppet is a professor of law at the University of Colorado Law School, with ex...

STEP Foundation offers guide to sustainable technology in buildings

November 21, 2014 The 179-page guide, aimed at project and building owners, details economic and environm...

Just one word: Cable

November 20, 2014

RIP Mike Nichols

Fiber optic cable innovations, best practices covered in web seminar

November 20, 2014 Wideband multimode fiber, multifiber connectivity, and the importance of cleaning and i...
Stop installing Cat 5e cable: Agree or disagree?

Stop installing Cat 5e cable: Agree or disagree?

November 20, 2014 "I recommend that you install Cat 6 at a minimum today," states Ideal Industr...


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Essential cabling skills for the coming zombie apocalypse

October 28, 2013 Humanity's imminent zombie nightmare will demand critical ITS deployment expertise.

Closet cleanup: Before and after photos

September 26, 2013 Technician Dan Page sent us these four photos illustrating the state of disarray of a m...

11 Steps to Holistic Data Center Design

August 15, 2013

Gone by in a whirlwind: 20 dangerous years in the cabling industry

May 24, 2013 Folks here in Nashua, NH, home of the head offices of PennWell Technology Group'sCablin...

Recognizing the industry's positive contributors

March 14, 2013 In commemoration of Cabling Installation & Maintenance's 20th anniversary, we asked...

More Tales of Cabling Spaghetti

November 28, 2012

10 tricks, treats and frights for the cabling industry in 2012

October 24, 2012


Fiber-Optic Cable and Connectivity Trends and Best Practices

A fiber-optic cabling system is an enabling technology for today’s as well as tomorrow’s most-advanced communications systems. A fiber infrastructu...

Capabilities of and Applications for Twisted-Pair Copper Cabling Systems

Twisted-pair copper cabling is practically ubiquitous in networks around the world, thanks in large part to its stellar history of supporting voice...

Cabling, Power and Thermal-Management Technologies in the Data Center

A data center truly is an ecosystem of interrelated and interdependent technologies, the performance of each one affecting the others in some way. ...
November 13, 2014


Connectivity in High-Speed Twisted-Pair Networks

For twisted-pair copper-based networks to fully support the throughput capacity demanded by today’s leading-edge applications, performance of the n...
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Fiber Storage – Are you doing it wrong?

This white paper discusses the results of using faulty, ineffective means and products that are inappropriate for aerial fiber optic storage and pr...

Laying the groundwork for a new level of Power over Ethernet

Enterprise networks continue to expand, growing more versatile and complex. Devices once considered peripherals—wireless access points (WAPs), secu...
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OTDR Event Analysis

Data center, enterprise, and FTTx fiber networks present a number of challenges when it comes to locating and measuring events and impairments. The...
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Advances in Multi-Fiber Connectivity

Today’s data centers are looking to deploy infrastructures that are ready to support 40- and 100-gigabit Ethernet (GbE) as well as flattened data c...
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Category 8 Cabling Standards Update

In order to be successful, 40G applications must have the proper cabling solutions to back them up and meet their bandwidth requirements. This reso...
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