Converting logical designs into physical solutions without complexity

Many IT departments see layer one and layer zero in the data centre as an amorphous collection of widgets – a necessary (and costly) evil required to make systems work. Organizations are generally loath to spend money and ‘mind space’ on this. That’s why they often only do so when they run in to difficulties.

In reality, this amorphous collection of widgets is – or should be – made up of multiple highly engineered systems that power, cool, connect and protect business processes. What’s more, these systems offer businesses real opportunities to reduce operating costs, build in agility and streamline MACs throughout the facility’s lifecycle. Ultimately, they can bring real and tangible benefits.

However, it’s easy to see why organizations postpone upgrading layer one and layer zero services as long as possible. Disruption, risk, cost and the need for multiple skill sets are all deterrents. For many IT managers, it’s that one task that lurks on the ‘to do’ list – a can of worms that sooner or later will have to be opened.

R&M has recognised this – and is now able to provide the market with a solution. Primarily aimed at enterprise, on-premise data centres, R&M’s preconfigured cabinets have connectivity built into the cabinet’s structure, offering 188 10gb or 96 40gb connections. These don’t require any valuable rack space and importantly, using MPO connectivity; all internal cabling is configured in the factory. Upon positioning in the data centre, inter-cabinet MPO trunk cables need only be plugged into the cabinet’s connectivity ingress cassette to link all 10 and 40gb connections to the core network. An optional Rear Door Heat Exchanger that removes up to 45kW of heat is available and overhead pathway containment for both copper and fibre fixes directly to dedicated supports on the cabinet’s top cover

With this approach, cabinets become simple building blocks: pre-cabled, pre-labelled and ready to use.


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Integral preconfigured, pretested copper and fibre cabling infrastructure

High-density zero U cabling system

Raceway and basket attach directly to the top of the cabinet

Colour coded, numerical labelling

1550kg load bearing capability

Perforated, lockable, curved steel front and rear door

Energy efficient cooling



Density and performance optimization

Reduced cabinet space, floor space and labour costs

Deployment in hours rather than days

Integral cabling according to best practices

Multiple LAN and SAN architectures and protocols supported

Multiple connection types supported: CAT6, CAT6a, CAT7a, CAT8, OM3, OM4 & OM5…

Enhanced physical security

Shorter patch cords – maintains tidiness within cabinet

Optimized airflow minimizes energy consumption and risk of heat-related outages

Reduction in required skills on site

No pathway systems from the ceiling

Predictable design metrics make it easier to budget for growth

Replicating and rerouting switch ports is easy

Simplified connectivity of integrated and non integrated switching fabrics

Enables massive density of servers, network and storage hardware

Suitable for HPC environments

Enables 86% airflow optimizing delivery of cold air to IT

Reduced energy costs

Fewer skills required on site