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Posted by: Dwayne Crawford on September 02, 2015

When it comes to terminating fiber cable, fusion splicing is often the preferred method. But have you ever considered mass fusion splicing as an alternative? It’s a fast and economical method for field-termination of fiber connectivity in data centers and enterprise LAN environments.

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Tags: Fiber, splicing, mass fusion

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Blog Category: Industrial Security

Posted by: Heather MacKenzie on September 02, 2015

How is your organization doing relative to others in terms of how many security breaches occur on your control systems and how well you identify their sources? What about the size of your security budget versus others? Or how well you are managing the convergence of IT and OT systems?

If you would like to know the answers to these questions, the SANS Institute has a report for you. And, the good news is you can download it for free.
   
The results of the 2015 SANS survey to more than 300 industrial respondents are now available. I want to draw your attention to this useful resource and to highlight a few of its findings. I also want to point out a few areas where Belden’s experience and recommendations are slightly different than those of SANS.

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Blog Category: Data Centers

Posted by: Kristen Poulos on August 27, 2015

If you’ve ever seen a busy data center, you know that some type of data center infrastructure management is necessary. Luckily, data center managers now have a number of options for turning a once very manual, error-prone process into one that is efficient and intelligently managed. Whether it’s a DCIM, AIM, IIMS, IPLMS or intelligent patching solution, these solutions all strive for one goal: to provide a real-time view of the network to quickly identify incidents, automate routine tasks and help managers better understand capacity. Here is a handy guide for each of these data center management acronyms!

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Tags: Intelligent Patching, DCIM, Patch Cords, Data Center Infrastructure Management

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Blog Category: Industrial Ethernet

Posted by: Heather MacKenzie on August 26, 2015

As a network designer or engineer, you might avoid wireless solutions because you are worried that transmission interference will make network communications unreliable. Although you may have heard of recent technical improvements in industrial wireless technology, you may still be concerned about using it for mission-critical processes.

Other articles in this blog have described some of the advances in technology and standards that have made industrial wireless applications very reliable. This article takes a close look at one key component —the antenna.

Selecting the right antenna technology is essential for dependable WLAN connections. Let’s examine how to go about it.

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Blog Category: Data Centers

Posted by: on August 20, 2015

Netflix has announced plans to close its last privately owned data center in the next few months. This decision means the company will be one of the first of its size to rely solely on public cloud storage. But could the change of Netflix be a sign of more to come? Will other large organizations follow suit? How does company size and age impact cloud adoption? Does moving to the cloud help eliminate downtime issues? Read this post to find out!

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Tags: Data Center, Hyperscale Data Centers, Cloud Adoption, Cloud Computing

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Blog Category: Industrial Security

Posted by: Heather MacKenzie on August 19, 2015

If you’re like me, when you don’t know how to do something you avoid or delay doing it. Even though I love learning new things and tackling new adventures, in the context of work, there never seems to be enough time. That means taking on a new challenge or learning best practices about a new topic is often put on the back burner.

If cyber security is a new area for you, then this is an article you really want to read. It is short and it explains three important concepts that once you know, you can start putting into practice right away.

Think of it this way, cyber security is a topic of high concern at the top levels of all companies. Plus, the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) is connecting more devices and systems to the control network, increasing the likelihood of cyber incidents. It’s more important now than ever before to understand the principles of cyber security. Let’s get started…

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Blog Category: Data Centers

Posted by: on August 13, 2015

When network infrastructure budgets are tight, it can be tempting to cut corners where you can. However, while copper clad aluminum cabling systems are offered as a cost-effective replacement for solid copper cable, they are anything but an effective solution. Learn 5 reasons why!

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Tags: Copper Clad Aluminum, LAN, Copper Cabling

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Blog Category: Industrial Ethernet

Posted by: Heather MacKenzie on August 12, 2015

Transformer substations are used to convert the high voltage levels of electrical distribution systems to lower voltage levels for use by homes and businesses. Locating substations can be difficult however, as many people believe they are unsightly and that they reduce property value.

This challenge is even greater in urban environments where the demand for power is high, but the space available for the construction of a transformer substation is limited. This was the situation that faced the German power company, Mainova AG (Mainova).

After weighing several options, Mainova decided to go forward with a pioneering solution, that is, an underground electrical substation.

This innovative approach was able to fulfill all the functions of a traditional transformer substation and limit the space required above ground to a small access building. Let’s take a look at how the communications infrastructure of this state-of-the-art facility was designed to reliably deliver the power needed.

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