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Chatsworth N-Series TeraFrame network cabinet for Cisco Nexus 7018


May 31, 2010
By Anthony Capkun


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Chatsworth Products, Inc. (CPI) has released an N-Series TeraFrame Network Cabinet engineered for the Cisco Nexus 7018 Switch. It was designed and tested, according to CPI, “to deploy the Cisco Nexus 7000 Series 18-slot switch in a hot aisle/cold aisle layout”. It also supports a mix of patch panels and fiber enclosures above the switch. To work for the 7018 switch, the TeraFrame provides a wide-framed cabinet solution that allows thermal and cable management, and physical support. The cabinet is constructed with an integrated network switch exhaust duct that converts the side-to-side airflow pattern into a front-to-rear pattern. Alongside this, the cabinet includes offset removable doors and side panels to allow better airflow and easier access to equipment and cabling. Finally these doors are perforated to, again, promote airflow and space. The TeraFrame also features other support solutions such as plastic T-shaped cable management fingers with openings to align rackmount units and organize cables. Also, full-length brush-sealed openings on the top panel allow cables to enter and exit the management space. The cabinet also allows for support through two pairs of 19-in. EIA mounting rails, and 42U or 45U of vertical mounting space. The TeraFrame is available in two heights and three depths to match site requirements.

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