Leviton has consolidated all of its plenum data centre fibre cable manufacturing to its Fuquay-Varina, North Carolina facility. This insourcing capability is made possible by its September 2020 acquisition of U.S. cable manufacturer Berk-Tek, and makes Leviton a fully integrated company that manufactures its own fibre cable, connectors, connectivity hardware and cable assemblies. This move offers hyper-scale, cloud or enterprise data centre managers more options, faster response times and more cost-effective as they deploy, update or expand their networks.
“Integrating our own plenum-rated fibre cable into our pre-terminated fibre cable assemblies is a key step following the acquisition of Berk-Tek,” said Dave Mullen, senior product manager for Leviton Network Solutions. “It helps us further optimize our service and logistics to provide data centre assemblies quickly and cost-effectively. Also, by directly controlling both the manufacturing of the fibre cable and the fibre cable assemblies, Leviton is now able to increase its capacity and further expand its product line, making what is oftentimes a custom configuration for some manufacturers, a standard offering for Leviton.”
Leviton offers an extensive line of data center and enterprise fiber trunks, including Opt-X™ Unity ultra-low loss, Opt-X Enterprise DC low loss and plug-n-play standard loss options. In addition to this wide selection of data center cable and pre-terminated assemblies, Leviton offers extensive connectivity systems, design and planning assistance and localized customer service around the world.
“With Leviton, data centre managers get a customer-focused, single-source global manufacturer of end–to–end cabling systems,” added Mullen. “Some of the biggest data centre operators in the world – including active equipment manufacturers and cloud network services – rely on Leviton for their fibre networks. We are proud to be one of the few companies in the world to manufacture both complete fibre and copper solutions.”
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