CHALLENGE: A major international financial institution was faced with rebuilding their primary North American Data/Communications center after losing their previous facility to a disaster.
H&H’s PRIMARY OBJECTIVE: Provide scalable, modular rack enclosure infrastructure for the new facility’s high density, MDF and IDF fiber optic and copper backbone. This had to be achieved while maintaining consistent cooling air pressure in an under floor plenum to feed densely packed enclosure rows.
SECONDARY OBJECTIVE: Provide scalable, modular open frame solution for a high density fiber optic infrastructure that satisfied both large trunk runs and individual fiber strand connectivity.
PRIMARY SOLUTION: H & H’s solution contained a sub base plenum with a large brush covered center cut out. This sub base fit into a 24” square floor tile, while supporting a deeper cabinet above to accommodate the large Cat 6 cabling and patching. The brush system limited cool air escape, while allowing full cable egress.
SECONDARY SOLUTION: H & H moved to a deeper leg 2 post system, added specific troughs, custom designed gated D rings and fiber drapes. The end user could most efficiently run a large quantity of fiber patching, all within the allotted footprint of the overall data center.