Category Archives: Siemon

What’s new in the WESCO Data Center App for iPad®


Hardly a day goes by that I don’t see an article in my Inbox or RSS feed mentioning the accelerated rate (compared to predictions) of BYOD use in business. I know that I take my iPad with me pretty much wherever I go – including each day to work. I’ve found myself loading more “business” apps than games or photos, … Read More »

WESCO Distribution Launches Data Center App for iPad on the App Store


Pittsburgh, November 26, 2012:
WESCO Distribution, (NYSE: WCC), a leading provider of electrical, industrial, and communications MRO and OEM products, construction materials, and advanced supply chain management and logistics services, released its data center App for iPad in the App Store. The new app provides data center managers with instant access to the latest products from industry-leading suppliers wherever they … Read More »

Reasons Category 6 Should Not be Specified for 10Gb/s


In case you missed the last issue of CSC’s Trusted Advisor eNewsletter, I wanted to share this interesting white paper from Siemon that documents (with references) multiple reasons that Category 6 cable should not be specified in Data Centers.
As the availability of 10GBASE-T network equipment increases, data center decision makers will want to take advantage of the cost savings, convenience, … Read More »

Deciphering Encircled Flux Testing for High-Speed Multimode


I saw this article by Siemon and wanted to share it with you.
For those of you paying attention to what’s happening in high-speed multimode fiber (which should be just about all of us in the data center and network infrastructure world), the Encircled Flux test method has become a bit of a hot button topic.  Now, if you want a … Read More »

Siemon’s VersaPOD VP2 Data Center Cabinet Offers Extended Depth


Space is certainly one of the biggest concerns in every data center. Unfortunately, buying smaller cabinets is not always an option. Siemon has introduced the new VersaPOD VP2 cabinet solution that is 48 inches deep. If you are loading equipment like Cisco’s Nexus 7000 switches, you’ll find that this new addition to Siemon’s popular VersaPOD cabinet line will support these switches while utilizing … Read More »

Siemon White Paper: Cat 6 & Non-Compliant 26 AWG Cabling Will Not Support 10GBASE-T


Earlier this month, I sent out this interesting White Paper from Siemon in our Trusted Advisor eNewsletter (if you are not familiar with this newsletter, we send out relevant white papers from industry leading manufactures – and we present them in an unbiased manner – click here to sign up now). Here’s what the white paper is about:
Data … Read More »