The Black Box team helped the manager select the appropriate infrastructure products for the data center, including the cabinets, rackmount power managers, patch panels, and wire managers for each cabinet. Black Box also supplied and installed the horizontal twistedpair cabling as well as the fiber backbone and fiber termination units. Overall, Black Box supplied 2540 copper patch cords and 290 fiber patch cords.
To help the manager streamline, secure, and control his network and data center, the Black Box team in Georgia called the Black Box Tech Support hotline in Pittsburgh. After a careful review of the data center plans, the hotline tech recommended the ServSwitch™ Octet KVM Switch. This multiplatform switch offers reliable and state-of-the-art server management, remote management, and multiple security settings.
The switch had all the features the manager wanted for his mission-critical data center. Black Box preconfigured the security settings and installed 12 ServSwitch Octet KVM switches as well as nine Octet user stations. For the individual workstations, the company ordered 270 user access modules. For additonal remote access capabilities, Black Box installed four ServTray™ rackmount KVM consoles.
The new provider’s location was previously occupied by an ISP and was filled with equipment, cabling, and trays. The former tenant was slowly removing the materials at the same time Black Box was starting the project. It proved quite challenging to start an installation while working around the existing equipment, but the Black Box techs were able to rough in approximately 1600 cables before all the remaining equipment was removed.