AIM – Automated Infrastructure Management
Real-time Network Security and Transparency with PatchPro® Intelligent Patching
Belden PatchPro® offers a complete intelligent ready physical layer management system that uses RFID (radio frequency identification)
technology for wireless identification of individual patch cords and real-time monitoring of unintended physical changes in network infrastructure.
Smart patch cords are equipped with an RFID chip containing idiosyncratic identification information (name, standard, manufacturer, etc.), which is recognized by the panel and automatically fed into the software for seamless real-time database documentation. The RFID technology does not alter data center density or affect patch cord flexibility or reliability.Network infrastructure changes are automatically detected and transmitted to the software platform, facilitating immediate action. Network managers also receive email and/or text alerts about unwanted changes.At the rack level, unwanted changes are signaled in three ways:-By a red light on top of the rack-As clear text in the Belden PatchPro® Network Manager display-With LED signaling at the patch-panel level.
The PatchPro web portal provides network administrators and also enterprise customers easy access to their hosted infrastructure within the DC. Empowering staff and enterprise customers to view capacity, add/subtract components, create patch and cross-connect work orders from any web enable or smart device.
Colocation enterprise customers can view:
-Hosted infrastructure through web-platform
-Free and available RU and ports
-Connection, Patches and cross-connects
Colocation enterprise customers can create:
-Add/remove new hardware components
-Patches and cross connect work-orders