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For Immediate Release - November 2013

Siemon launches SidePOD and Baffle cabinet options for cooling and expansion

Siemon Supports the Latest Side-Vented Data Center Equipment with New SidePOD™ and Baffle Cabinet Options

Siemon, a leading global network infrastructure specialist, has launched a SidePODô and Baffle solution to support side-to-side ventilated active equipment and end of row (EoR) configurations in data centre applications in EMEA. Designed to create and direct airflow to support cooling, the SidePOD and Baffle can also be used to expand EoR configurations, to increase capacity.

As an optional add-on to Siemon's 48-inch deep VersaPOD (VP2) cabinets, the SidePOD creates the necessary clearance for proper airflow and cooling when using side-to-side ventilated switches, such as Cisco Nexus 7018 Series Switches. The optional baffles can be mounted within the SidePOD to route cold air to the input side of the switch and route exhaust air into the hot aisle.

The SidePOD is also suitable for expanding EoR configurations to increase capacity. When added to EoR cabinets, the SidePOD enables use of full size Zero-U panels, which provides up to 12U of vertical patching and/or high-capacity vertical cable management to optimise EoR functionality. The SidePOD is compatible with the VP2 side panels, so the EoR cabinet side panels can readily be transitioned to the SidePOD when added.

"In today's data centres, we are seeing an increase of large, side-vented chassis switches that are often deployed in end of row configurations," says Dave Valentukonis, cabling support systems manager at Siemon. "Whilst these switches provide more room and accessibility for cable management at the front and rear of the equipment, it is critical to maintain proper airflow. Siemon's new SidePOD and Baffle solutions are ideal for supporting these switch environments, whilst still providing the cable management and patching benefits of VersaPOD's Zero-U space."

Siemon's SidePOD door features a lockable latch that can be easily opened or closed with a single finger. There is a multiple cable access opening in the lid that accepts optional brush guards to provide overhead cable access to the Zero-U space. The unique angled design of the baffles allows them to be nested in the Zero-U space between VP2 cabinets, to support both side intake and venting between adjacent cabinets. Unlike most baffle solutions, Siemon's modular baffle allows six of the eight available Zero-U spaces (75 per cent) to be used concurrently for patching or cable management. These reversible baffles can be installed in either orientation for proper airflow from cold to hot aisles.

Siemon's new SidePOD and Baffle solution has been fully validated via Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) modeling for proven performance under maximum operating conditions.

For more information on Siemon's SidePOD and Baffle, visit:


About Siemon
Established in 1903, Siemon is an industry leader specialising in the design and manufacture of high quality, high performance low voltage infrastructure solutions and services for data centres, LANs and intelligent buildings. Headquartered in Connecticut, USA, with global sales, technical and logistics expertise spanning 100 countries, Siemon offers a comprehensive suite of copper and optical fibre cabling systems, cabinets, racks, cable management, data centre power and cooling systems and intelligent infrastructure management solutions.

With more than 400 patents specific to structured cabling, Siemon Labs invests heavily in R&D and the development of industry standards, underlining the company’s long-standing commitment to its customers and the industry. Siemon Interconnect Solutions (SIS) is a Siemon business unit comprised of a team of dedicated technical sales professionals supported by Siemon Labs, mechanical, electrical and signal integrity engineers committed to solving industry and customer driven interconnect challenges. Siemon provides custom network infrastructure solutions to OEMs, leading manufacturers, value-added resellers and system integrators.
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