Panduit unveils HD Flex 2.0 fiber cabling system, optimized for high-density data centers

The company says its HD Flex 2.0 Fiber Cabling System has been designed for ease of integration with existing fiber infrastructure by accommodating fiber cassettes and fiber adapter panels (FAPs) with different port counts (6-port or 12-port cassettes) within the same enclosure and panel.

Panduit unveils HD Flex 2.0 fiber cabling system, optimized for high-density data centers
Panduit unveils HD Flex 2.0 fiber cabling system, optimized for high-density data centers

Panduit Corp. has announced the launch of its new HD Flex 2.0 Fiber Cabling System. Engineered to provide high fiber density and serviceability for high-performance data centers, the HD Flex 2.0 system will debut at Panduit's booth #3027 Cisco Live 2016 (July 10-14) in Las Vegas, NV.

As the latest addition to Panduit’s fiber solutions line, the HD Flex 2.0 system has been designed for ease of integration with existing fiber infrastructure by accommodating fiber cassettes and fiber adapter panels (FAPs) with different port counts, within the same enclosure and panel. 6-port or 12-port cassettes and FAPs can be deployed in virtually any combination to achieve up to 144-fibers (LC) or 864-fibers (MPO) per rack unit.

The company contends that the new system enables seamless port migration from 10G to 25/40/50/100G in the same RU space, without replacing existing fibers, and provides substantial savings.

According to a company press release, "the HD Flex 2.0 Fiber Cabling System also provides a clear path for adopting Cisco Nexus 9000 Series Switches and ACI 40Gig and spine-leaf architecture with a reliable physical infrastructure. It offers the lowest installation and test costs through the utilization of 12-port cassettes, as fewer cassettes are required per RU of rack space."

“Today’s IT managers are increasingly tasked with providing higher data speeds while controlling costs by maximizing return on assets,” said Marc Naese, senior vice president of Panduit’s data center business unit. “Panduit’s groundbreaking HD Flex Fiber Cabling System achieves both. It is designed for optimum serviceability and manageability, providing the scalability to increase density as business demands evolve.”

Available for immediate delivery, Panduit notes that the HD Flex 2.0 system easily integrates with current and future systems through a full line of fiber enclosures, patch panels, cable managers, and zero RU brackets, which allows end-users to deploy HD Flex cassettes and FAPs anywhere within the organization.

For more information, visit www.panduit.com/hdflex.

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