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Re: DATACENTER: Patch Panels
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At 08:05 PM 10/20/99 -0400, Daniel Hagerty wrote:
> > From: [email protected]
> > Date: Wed, 20 Oct 1999 17:20:54 -0400
> > Long shot here....I was in Abovenets DC space and noticed the
> > I THOUGHT they were from a company called "crone"...these are the
> > panels on the top of all the customer racks and are brought back
> > funky cross connect system they have which is made by the same
> "Krone" -- I think they're german.
> > 2) Why are they using that cross connect system for the cables
> > come back to their MDFs? Is this for Flexibility? Performance?
> > imagine that most their handoff is Ethernet so they would use
> > patch cords...but I suppose this is easier to maintain if you
> > people doing the punches...and easier to troublshoot...
> In large enough data centers, you need things that aren't
>ethernet. If you can afford the costs in skilled people, etc. using
>copper pair as the unit of management allows maximum flexibility.
> I would imagine a number of above net customers want POTS lines
>for out-of-band managment of their box, for example.
In my case, I am trying to design our MDF so that it not only
does POTS, Ether, but T1 and PRI or whatever we can wire over
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