Video: Advanced Cooling for Data Centers

In the video below, learn about today’s biggest data center challenges and find out how to cut cooling and power costs by up to 50%. This presentation discusses current options for data center cooling and how passive liquid cooling installs easily with no downtime, is scalable, and saves on energy bills and space requirements.

Passive liquid cooling:
•  Doesn’t require raised floors or hot aisle/cold aisle configurations.
•  Installs easily right on existing cabinets with no downtime to your data center.
•  Is scalable—add it as you add computing power. Don’t pay for infrastructure you don’t need.
•  Saves on energy bills and space requirements.



Kevin Jackson, Infrastructure Sales Manager, has more than 15 years experience in data center design and installation. He has presented at many industry events, including BICSI conferences, and to numerous Fortune 500 companies.


Consumer Products Safety Commission recalls 11 million feet of riser cable

It seems as if every month we are hearing about another cable recall or another cable with unauthorized UL® and/or ETL marks.

Here’s the latest.

The U.S. Consumer Products Safety Commission (CPSC) has issued a recall for 1000-foot boxes of CE Tech CAT6 riser cable sold at The Home Depot between January and February 2013. In its recall notice, the CPSC stated that the “cable does not meet fire resistance standards for riser cable, posing a fire hazard.”

The recall notice can be seen here.

The CPSC explains that the “cable is intended to run between floors of a building as data cable. This type of cable must self-extinguish in a fire. The cable is gray and marked (UL) E316395. The cable’s box is blue and black and is marked CE Tech 1,000 ft. riser cable, Cat 6 23-4.”

If you or anyone else purchased this cable, the CPSC is advising that you remove the cable and return it to Home Depot for a full refund.

The cable sold for $100 a box, which is incredibly inexpensive for CAT6 riser cable. If you see cable being sold at a price that seems too good to be true, put up a red flag. Tested and verified cable from Black Box (or other name manufacturers) does not come cheap. You get what you pay for.

To learn six ways to spot Counterfeit Cable, read this informational flyer. Or watch this video by Andy Schmeltzer, our cable guy. For more in-depth information, download our white paper.

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