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Re: DATACENTER: Patch Panels



The company that did the wiring job for above.net in DC is net100,
www.net100.net - they can tell you exactly all there is to know about this
stuff.

The panels are Krone, not Crone. They are on the expensive side. you can
get them from Graybar or anywhere else... www.krone.com... Net100 will be
delighted to sell you a whole bunch, I'm sure... :)

You pretty much answered your second question. Punching cables down is a
lot more reliable and a lot quicker than crimping the RJ45 connectors.

Grisha

On Wed, 20 Oct 1999 [email protected] wrote:

> Long shot here....I was in Abovenets DC space and noticed the patch panels,
> I THOUGHT they were from a company called "crone"...these are the patch
> panels on the top of all the customer racks and are brought back to that
> funky cross connect system they have which is made by the same company....
> 
> Here are the questions:
> 1) Can anyone identify the company who makes this system they are using, I
> called the NOC there and confirmed that both the patch panels and punchdowns
> are of the same brand ("Crone"). Perhaps I am not spelling it correctly...or
> its just really obscure...I can't find any info about them anywhere...
> 
> 2) Why are they using that cross connect system for the cables once they
> come back to their MDFs? Is this for Flexibility? Performance? Neatness? I
> imagine that most their handoff is Ethernet so they would use just straight
> patch cords...but I suppose this is easier to maintain if you have skilled
> people doing the punches...and easier to troublshoot...
> 
> Thanks
> andrew
> 
> Andrew Metcalf
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> iXL, Inc.
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