As manufacturer of fiberoptic connection systems, FiberCon GmbH delivers innovative components for efficient data center operation. The new CrossCon® system is a highlight in this area, offering numerous advantages in structured data center cabling. The current norm for data center cabling, EN 50173-5, stipulates a structured topology with allocated local cabling and main distribution cabling. According to the norm, these divisions are to be realized with cross connects as patch distributors.
As integrated 19“ rack unit, the CrossCon® system enables standardized, structured, yet always flexible data center cabling. The system’s novel plugging scheme enables communication of every connected rack terminal with any other rack terminal of the complete cross connection scheme in the data center. Hence, after the implementation of the CrossCon® system every single connection of the connected rack is useable saving complex subsequent cabling as well as patching. The CrossCon® connection core shows its complete potential in scalability, particularly when applied in modern Gbps router topologies, such as fully crossed Spine-Leaf architectures.