07 March 2018
IP House is deploying HellermannTyton’s RapidNet hybrid cabling system throughout its new colo facility in London.
Made in Britain, RapidNet is a pre-terminated, pre-tested cabling infrastructure solution with a modular cassette-based design that is said to make installation “simple, fast and efficient”.
It is also claimed to save space in data centres, as HellermannTyton sales director David Gagel explains: “The beauty of the hybrid approach is that customers can utilise fibre, copper or a combination of both to be terminated on the same 1U unit.
It means less space is required for connectivity infrastructure, which in turn leaves more room for customers and revenue-generating IT equipment in the data centre whitespace.”
IP House partnered with UK-based global system integrator TwistedPair to create the backbone cabling system inside its data centre.
According to Kevin Baylis, LV technical consultant at TwistedPair, RapidNet allows changes to be made quickly in accordance with customers’ specific requirements.
He adds that it also helps to futureproof the data centre against rapid technological change by utilising laser technology and improving the amount of fibre required to implement a high-speed network.
This latest deployment for IP House follows a number of partnership deals such as the one with Comtec Power last year (see News, December 2017).
The UK-based startup aims to supply high-performance colo services from its data centre which is located on the edge of London’s financial district and is on schedule for a launch later this year.