R&MinteliPhy, an intelligent infrastructure management system from R&M, reduces the energy consumption in the data centers by cutting down network energy needs by as much as ten percent. Based on few of R&M customers’ experience, up to 40 percent of all switch ports simply ‘disappear’ over time because they are forgotten in the documentation or their status is not correctly recorded. That is unused capital and leads to unproductive energy consumption.
Yet another way to boost efficiency in data centers is with the R&MinteliPhy intelligent infrastructure management system. This innovation from R&M lets you monitor all ports, cables, connectors and components of a network in real time. If you have a full overview of and total control over the physical infrastructure, you automatically use it more efficiently. You only keep operating the capacities you really need. Energy and material consumption can be optimized yet again.
The R&M cabling system for data centers supports these efforts toward energy efficiency. For example: the Cat. 6A technology from R&M shortens the length of cable links. Users have to store fewer cables in raised floors. They not only save on material and resources but also improve air circulation. That saves energy. In addition, servers and switches need less transmission power when links are short and signal transmission is undisturbed. They do not heat up as much, so less cooling power is required and therefore less energy. The R&M cabling system is also optimized for 10GBASE-T low power mode, a mode increasingly used in network cards for servers.
Unshielded WARP cabling from R&M is another way for data centers to make improvements. With its small cross section, this cable is 17 percent thinner than conventional shielded installation cables. Less space is occupied by cables and raceways, so air circulation is improved and energy is saved. This same effect is achieved with high density products from R&M, extremely dense distributor and connector systems.
Beyond product advances, R&M intends to provide even more information on ways to save energy to all employees, customers and partners in the future. R&M already shares its expertise with customers to help them plan data centers or structured building cabling. In the training in our Qualified Partner Program and with our new Data Center Manual, planners and installers learn how to apply R&M’s understanding of quality in practical ways. That includes designing a cabling system from scratch for energy efficient operation.