Network Cabinet Takes the Heat and Helps Manage Costs

Chatsworth N-Series

As networks continue to operate with higher capacities and at greater speeds, among the biggest challenges – and expenses – is keeping equipment cool. Now Chatsworth Products, Inc. and Graybar offer a solution to reducing the workload on computer-room cooling units: the remarkable N-Series TeraFrame® Network Cabinet that simplifies installation, enhances cable management and offers critical cooling of Cisco Catalyst and Cisco Nexus switches.

The N-Series TeraFrame Network Cabinet is designed with offset doors and side panels to provide extra interior space around the cabinet frame for cable management and enhanced airflow. The uniquely designed Network Switch Exhaust Duct utilizes side-to-side airflow to maximize energy efficiency, establishing proper airflow for a hot aisle/cold aisle layout by isolating and redirecting hot exhaust air out the rear of the cabinet to help keep hot air from recirculating through equipment. In addition, vertical cable guides and cable management spools route cables to the sides of switches for full access to the switch I/O and fan modules.

Want to find out more about optimizing proper airflow in hot/cold aisle containment layouts with a cabinet that offers Cisco network switch compatibility and side-to-side cooling? Ask your Graybar representative about the N-Series TeraFrame Network Cabinet today or visit the TeraFrame® website

Features at a Glance

  • Supports the Cisco Catalyst 6500 Series Switch, Cisco MDS 9509 Director and Cisco Nexus 7018 Switch
  • Controls side airflow from large modular network switches, allowing deployment anywhere in the data center
  • Provides required additional interior space for airflow and cable management
  • Optional cable management accessories for pre-terminated fiber
  • Supports high-density switch connections and emerging 40- and 100-Gigabit Ethernet networks

White Paper: Supporting Cisco Switches In Hot Aisle/Cold Aisle Data Centers

The installation of Cisco® switches inside equipment cabinets in the data center is a growing trend. Critical to supporting this trend is the need to address the right-to-left airflow pattern of Cisco 6500 and 9500 switches. Specific steps must be taken to prevent internal re-circulation and the hot exhaust from one switch raising the intake temperature of an adjacent switch. It is also highly desirable to place this equipment in a hot aisle/cold aisle layout without disrupting the data center's planned airflow pattern.

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