Category Archives: Whitepapers

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 »

Emerson Network Power’s Energy Logic 2.0


Today I found myself completely engulfed by Emerson Network Power’s “e-book” White Paper presenting their Energy Logic 2.0. Well presented in a PowerPoint style, yet with interactive links out to YouTube to keep my interest, I knew I had to share this information with our community.
Energy Logic 2.0 helps data center managers combat the ever-rising energy consumption with methods to optimize power, cooling and … 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 »

10GBASE-T Most Cost-Effective Solution for Data Center Access-Layer Network


Always on the look-out for great white papers, I came across this collaborative effort from CommScope, Intel and Cisco that is a must read. To quickly summarize: new 10GBASE-T physical layers (PHYs) allow lower-cost and lower-power, high-density designs for cabling runs under the 100-meter capability of 10GBASE-T. Data centers are deploying a significant number of networks ranging from approximately 18 to 46 meters … Read More »

Data Center Resources: Datacenter Dynamics


Are you looking for peer-led data center conferences? Or a true variety in training courses, whether they be for the individual or corporate – online or in the classroom? Perhaps you prefer watching videos or reading a digital magazine. Well, has it all in one place. This is one of the best compilations of data center resources that I … Read More »

Are you Ready for 40G and 100G?

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By Gary Bernstein, RCDD, Director of Product Management — Fiber and Data Center Leviton Network Solutions
Excerpt from Leviton’s white paper “Are you Ready for 40G and 100G — 12- vs. 24-fiber MTP® cabling for higher-speed Ethernet”.
East Africa is host to the extraordinary Great Migration. Every year, millions of creatures – zebras, wildebeest, gazelles, and many others – travel 1,800 miles … Read More »

The CSC Data Center Guy Presents: Leviton’s Opt-X Unity Solution


Hello There! The CSC Data Center Guy here. Take a look at Leviton’s Opt-X Unity 10/40/100G migration solution. See how Leviton prepares a migration path for your data center in my latest video.
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Click here for Leviton’s white paper, “Are you Ready for 40 and 100G?”.

The CSC Data Center Guy Presents Legrand|Ortronics’ Clarity SNAP™ Terminated Copper Cabling System


Hello! The CSC Data Center Guy here! Take a look at Legrand|Ortronics Clarity SNAP™ With up to 10G performance and factory installed and tested terminations, you’ll be up and running in a SNAP!

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Click here to learn more about Clarity SNAP!

Data Center Resources: The Green Grid Consortium


I am always looking for new resources for the data center, and just learned about The Green Grid. What is the Green Grid? (or whom?)
“The Green Grid is a non-profit, open industry consortium of end-users, policy-makers, technology providers, facility architects, and utility companies collaborating to improve the resource efficiency of data centers and business computing ecosystems.” 
Their Mission statement is: “To … Read More »