Scalable Fiber Enclosures for Data Center, SAN, LAN and Central Office Applications

Escaping Rip and Replace

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Rip and Replace might sound like a scary movie title to the uninformed. But for many data center managers facing bandwidth constraints, it can cause as many sleepless nights as Psycho.

Enter the Intrepid Heroes

The ongoing demand for increasing bandwidths in local area networks (LANs), storage area networks (SANs), and central office/headend applications creates a variety of challenges for data center managers. But no worries – Molex OptoConnect LGX and High-Density 144-Port Enclosures overcome a number of plot twists and jump scares, including the terrifying prospect of Rip and Replace.

OptoConnect LGX Enclosure

OptoConnect LGX 3 RU Enclosure
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  1. Facing upgrades and new fiber connectivity?

    Flexibility to the rescue:

    In addition to the availability of 1 to 4 RU enclosures, data center managers can use this same enclosure with different fiber connectivity. It is also possible to migrate to a pre-terminated solution without changing enclosures.

    In other words, as data rates increased from 1 Gbps to 10 to 40 Gbps and, now, as they continue to increase to 100, 200 and even 400 Gbps, facilities can use the same enclosure with each upgrade. Also, as new connector technologies are introduced, such as CS, SN and MDC connectors, facility managers can simply switch out cassettes in their existing OptoConnect LGX enclosures with the new form factors.

  2. Labor time and costs eating into profitability?

    Pre-terminated solutions curtail that appetite:

    OptoConnect LGX enclosures were designed to be deployed as either field terminations or pre-terminated solutions, giving managers the ultimate flexibility of attaching connectors on-site or installing a factory-built and -tested plug-and play-solution, saving both labor time and costs.

  3. Cramped quarters causing accidental disconnections during maintenance or moves, adds and changes?

Easy maintenance prevents stumbling:

OptoConnect LGX enclosures are easier to install due to their light weight. They’re also roomy inside, making it easier for operators to manage cables. For instance, because there’s more room to work, the risk of disconnecting the wrong connector or accidently disrupting the adjacent connector is greatly reduced.

OptoConnect High-Density 144-Port Enclosures

OptoConnect High-Density 144-Port 1 RU Enclosure
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  1. The incredible shrinking cabinet space?

    Our high-density solution packs more power in the same real estate:

    Molex OptoConnect 144-Port Enclosures work with cassette-based solutions and offer industry-leading density in a 1 RU chassis. They also support future growth, enabling data centers to save space while meeting bandwidth demands.

  2. Facing future bandwidth demands?

Find stability and easy upgrades in the face of change:

OptoConnect 144-Port Enclosures provide locking push latches and guide pins for easy installation and ensure stability and reliability when locked into place.

Upgrades are easy, requiring a simple cassette change, which is made even easier with blind-mate, pluggable cassettes. Similarly, exposed connectors make maintenance and inspection convenient.

Looking for flexibility? Easy installation and maintenance? High density? With quick availability through Digi-Key, along with accessories, OptoConnect LGX and High-Density 144-Port Fiber Enclosures and Cassettes have the answer to your scariest fiber connectivity conundrum.

About this author

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Adam J. Houston is a Global Product Manager in the Molex Optical Solutions Group. He has over 22 years of experience in the electrical/electronic connectivity industry. He is a global product management professional, managing products that are built and sold to customers and partners around the world. During his career, Mr. Houston has held several roles including technical sales, sales management, product development, product management, business development, product line management and human resources leadership. A common focus in all of the positions he has held has been gaining or maintaining customer preference by meeting or exceeding their product and service needs. Mr. Houston holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering Technology from Purdue University.

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