R&M integrates optical cabling, DCIM for data center and edge mastery

Nov. 21, 2019
Featuring the manufacturer's inteliPhy DCIM as integral, R&M's Netscale 72 fiber-optic distribution platform natively supports the two parallel optical cabling types -- BASE8 and BASE12.

R&M, a globally active developer of cabling systems for high-quality network infrastructures, recently launched its latest fiber-optic platform, dubbed Netscale 72, which offers RFID-based automated port documentation and visual guidance of work orders. R&M’s next generation of infrastructure management software, inteliPhy net, is an easy-to-use DCIM utility that is an integral part of the Netscale 72 platform.

According to the manufacturer, the Netscale 72 fiber-optic distribution platform natively supports the two parallel optical cabling types -- BASE8 and BASE12. This means that distribution modules for both applications fit into the same drawers of the system. Via the platform, data centers can customize trunk cabling within existing racks and enclosures, simply by changing or adding cassettes.

Per R&M, "In this way, Netscale 72 facilitates rapid migration to new network generations. A typical case is a step from a 10 Gigabit network to a 40 or 100 Gigabit network," explains the company. "Netscale 72 can also be used to build large Spine-Leaf network architectures in cloud data centers. R&M's Netscale program offers the industry's highest density of fiber-optic ports in 19'' cabinets," contends a company statement.

With inteliPhy net, R&M says it has developed "an easy-to-use DCIM solution for asset, capacity and change management." R&M deliberately attaches importance to the software's simplified presentation and intuitive, web-based operation.

"With inteliPhy net, users digitally organize and document the entire network infrastructure," explains the company. "The program bundles and visualizes all information on capacities, cabling, patch panels, racks, PDUs, and IT equipment in a single database. Component representations can be added and moved using drag and drop."

The company adds that, in combination with the RFID-based R&M inteliPhy monitoring system, the total platform monitors all ports and leased cables in real-time. Predefined graphics show physical connections and their status down to port level. inteliPhy net can also be used to plan and control migrations, workflows, maintenance and patch orders.

Finally, with the DCIM's reporting function, network managers can prove that they are utilizing the resources and meeting quality, compliance and service requirements. Learn more about R&M's Netscale 72 platform.

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