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1 Storage Area Management (SAM) Clutter-Free, Super-Efficient Network Infrastructure Management

2 Current estimates indicate that the amount of data you manage, maintain and process is increasing at a rate of 60% per year.

3 SAM for your SAN Your enterprise is managing more data and information than ever. Current estimates indicate that the amount of data you manage, maintain and process is increasing at a rate of 60% per year. Businesses are searching for ways to manage this expansion and yet also have that data accessible throughout the enterprise. This is the driving force behind the need for more efficient and effective storage solutions. A SAN (Storage Area Network) consists of a communications infrastructure, which provides physical connections, a management layer to organize those connections, storage devices and computer systems for robust data transfer. A SAN is the new super star of IT, offering simplified storage management, scalability, flexibility, availability, and improved data access, movement, and backup. The increasing complexity of managing a large quantity of devices and data relating to storage is increasing cost of software and services and is drawing most of the IT community s attention. However, the physical layer drives much of the complexity in implementing SAN systems, and many of the impediments associated with these implementations. There are a number of challenges with SAN cabling at the physical layer. High-density port groupings at the core are always a concern. From the sheer volume of patch cords to the deployment and moves, adds, and changes (MACs), to the ports themselves; installing and tracking the actual devices and cables connecting them is difficult at best. Space being at a premium in many data centers, many have narrow cabinets or four post racks with inadequate cable management space. Frequently data center cable bundles look more like spaghetti than a nimble system that is responsive to the needs of a business. These clumps of cable block airflow, visibility and access for troubleshooting and make MACs more difficult. Consider the amount of time it takes to disconnect cables, remove and replace linecards, weed through the spaghetti, and then re-connect the patch cords to the appropriate ports.

4 Introducing Storage Area Management (SAM) Solutions from CommScope CommScope has now launched SAM our new Storage Area Management Solution for network infrastructures. The SAM system is designed to reduce the bulkiness of cabling and connectors in the data center by up to 80% and enable high-density deployment with fewer costly cabinet or infrastructure upgrades. We re all about efficiency. De-clutter your racks for a highly organized, eco-friendly network infrastructure. SAM delivers operational efficiency to Storage Area Network (SAN) cabling and helps customers: Reduce SAN switch cabling volume by up to 80% Implement high-density deployment with fewer cabinet or infrastructure upgrades Reduce space requirements: -- Manage up to 768 fiber ports within 2 rack units -- Minimize footprint -- no additional front vertical, side, or horizontal cable management devices -- Deploy in narrow cabinets or racks and limited space environments Minimize cable mass and slack management using linecard-optimized hydra assemblies -- Easy port access -- Unobstructed linecard maintenance -- Simplified Scalability -- Pre-labeled ports -- Color-coded and keyed trunk connections speed up deployment and reduce connection errors -- Dedicated linecard kits simplify installation, upgrades and migration Improve operational response time -- Reduce linecard change-out to several minutes instead of 1+ hours -- Linecard removal and redeployment in several quick clicks

5 Reduce floor footprint through rack and port consolidation Simplify and expedite port access Improve uptime RoHS Compliant Increase rack space SAM In CommScope's "Green" Data Center You know what it takes to create, construct and run this most critical of business assets. And so do we. CommScope designs and manufactures more than 500,000 products that connect and protect the flow of power and data inside the products that touch every aspect of our lives. Our network infrastructure solutions are engineered to exceed your goals and out-perform your expectations. Our proven solutions and extensive experience can help minimize your risk. CommScope s wellestablished reputation for outstanding service and impressive track record of successful network infrastructure deployments delivers added confidence to our customers.

6 We work with a network of OEM and technology partners at the design stage, driving the critical connector technologies for servers, storage and networking equipment product development.

7 CommScope: Trusted, Proven, Global. CommScope is a global, $12.1 billion company that designs and manufactures more than 500,000 products that connect and protect the flow of power and data inside the products that touch every aspect of our lives. Our nearly 100,000 employees partner with customers in virtually every industry from consumer electronics, energy and healthcare, to automotive, aerospace and communication networks enabling smarter, faster, better technologies to connect products to possibilities. With an established manufacturing presence in more than 20 countries, CommScope office locations in more than 50 countries, and customers in more than 150 countries, we can provide more in country support for your data center project than any of our competitors. In addition, our Global Account Management programs allow us to maintain close working relationships with our customers in their local markets. We are your network infrastructure project partner. We can collaborate with you to provide highly engineered products and innovative solutions to meet your specific needs. Our diverse and capable management team is equally dedicated to creating and sustaining those powerful customer alliances and to earning your business every day. We work with a network of OEM and technology partners at the design stage, driving the critical connector technologies for servers, storage and networking equipment product development. Within the Brocade Data Center Ready Program, CommScope has developed SAM to provide the most efficient delivery of available ports from the core to your network, enabling more effective use of your time, space, and resources. Your data center, your choice. Engage one of our nearly 2,000 authorized Network Design and Installation partners in almost 60 countries for your next project. Select the solution that s specific to your needs from the industries broadest range of cabling infrastructure products for the data center. All this technology is backed by the industry s leading Global System Warranty that our portfolio meets or exceeds all applicable regional and international standards. *See warranty terms and conditions for exclusions.

8 Want to learn more about SAM and CommScope s network infrastructure solutions? Our industry-leading network infrastructure solutions have been deployed in some of the world s largest businesses around the globe. Our custom solutions can help you meet the demands of IT and your business. For more information contact your assigned sales engineer for specific details about SAM and CommScope s complete data center portfolio please visit our website. Visit our website or contact your local CommScope representative for more information CommScope, Inc. All rights reserved. All trademarks identified by or are registered trademarks or trademarks, respectively, of CommScope, Inc. This document is for planning purposes only and is not intended to modify or supplement any specifications or warranties relating to CommScope products or services. BR AE (11/15)

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