The Top 5 Reasons Your Data Center Wants You to Watch Cable Talk

Hopefully you’ve seen, or at least heard of, the CABLExpress® Cable Talk™ video series. Maybe you’ve even watched a few episodes, and picked up some helpful tidbits of info.

But if you’ve never heard of Cable Talk, consider this your friendly introduction and an invitation to start watching the most helpful cabling and data center video tutorials you’ll find out there right now.

JT, a Senior Product Manager for CXtec’s CABLExpress division, spends a few minutes in every episode talking about best practices for structured cabling and data center design, virtualization, and fiber optic cabling infrastructures.

Want a few reasons to start watching Cable Talk? Well, your data center told us it has five good reasons it wants you to watch!

5. Stay up-to-date on industry trends.

As data rates increase, there will be increased demands on data center throughput, and the migration to 40/100G Ethernet will race on. With this happening, industry innovations will continue to put new concerns and responsibilities squarely on data center managers’ shoulders. Wouldn’t it be nice to have an ally on your side describing these trends and innovations, and helping to educate you in a quick, easy-to-understand format? That’s just what you have with JT and Cable Talk!

To see this in action, check out Cable Talk #32 - Bend Insensitive Fiber in which JT talks about what Bend Insensitive Fiber is, its capabilities and what it really means to you.

4. Learn about technologies.

As trends become established and entrenched, new technologies emerge. It’s not always easy to distinguish how these technologies can impact your infrastructure, and thereby, your business. In Cable Talk, JT discusses the impact cabling and data center technologies can have, always keeping in mind how any technology can positively influence your return on investment.

For proof of this, see Cable Talk #17 - Parallel Optics where JT explains how with the recent ratification of the IEEE 802.3ba standard for 40/100G Ethernet, parallel optics will be utilized for short reach data center applications.

3. Understand standards.

Industry standards exist to provide guidelines on how to design data center architectures that are both robust enough to handle current networking needs, as well as ready for future upgrades. But it’s not easy to stay informed about these standards, especially when new documents can be hundreds of pages long. The good news is Cable Talk breaks down the pertinent cabling industry standards, boiling them down into how they affect you and your data center.

Check out Cable Talk #31 - BICSI Data Center Design and Implementation Best Practices to hear JT discuss the BICSI 002-2011 data center standards.

2. Laugh a bit.

What fun would life be without injecting some humor into everyday activities? Well, JT takes this philosophy to heart in Cable Talk. You’ll enjoy a chuckle or two while you’re learning about data center technology. Don’t believe us? Check out Cable Talk #13 - Fiber Optic Cables & The Importance of Core Alignment, and tell us you didn’t laugh at the surprise at the end.

1. JT is awesome.

Ok, we admit it - your data center didn’t tell us to list this one. But we have to work with the guy so we figured we’d throw this one in and see if we couldn’t get a free coffee out of the deal.

In all seriousness though, JT has been with CABLExpress for over ten years. He’s responsible for managing all CABLExpress brand products to meet customer demand and industry standards. He’s an industry expert in data center trends and technologies, and not for nothing, he’s entertaining as well.

So there you have it, five good reasons to check out Cable Talk straight from your data center. It’s a great way to stay hip on how to keep your cabling infrastructure, and data center architecture, running at peak performance and getting the best return on investment you can.

To view all Cable Talk episodes, and read brief synopses of each, just click here.

And if you like to have a little fun learning about data center technology, you have to check out the Cable Geek!