Sep 10, 2020

DCS Releases its Next Generation Mimic Patch Panel Enclosure: The DCS X7-8

As part of the DCS family of cutting-edge switch mimic solutions, the DCS X7-8 Mimic Patch Panel Enclosure simplifies port identification by creating an identical layout of Brocade’s Gen 7 64Gb/s Director’s Fibre Channel and Extension Blades.

DCS Mimic Patching Solutions for Brocade Gen 7 directors take moves, adds and changes (MAC) away from the active switches, extending the longevity of SFP Transceivers and easing port identification. In addition, these solutions allow for organized cable management, improve airflow and prevent unnecessary network downtime by minimizing human error. More innovative features of the DCS X7-8 include:
  • 10U 8 Slot Enclosure
  • Top or Bottom side cable entry
  • Removable rear door
  • Slot Labelling matches X7-8 Director blade slots
  • Adapter panels to provide up to 512 ports
  • Multiple color options used as identifiers
The DCS X7-8 also features mimic adapter panels for:
  • Fiber Channel Blades
    • FC64-48 Port Blade
    • FC32-X7-48 Port Blade
    • FC32-64 Port Blade
  • Extension Blades
    • SX6 Extension Blade

DCS’s Series of Mimic Patch Panels and Enclosures are crucial in establishing a true structured cabling environment by bringing all ports on all devices back to a central patching location, cutting time for MAC’s in half. We offer solutions to match any switch and mainframe manufacturer including Brocade, Cisco, Juniper, Arista and IBM.

If you’d like to learn more about our Mimic Series Solutions, additional information can be found here. Please don’t hesitate to contact us, as our representatives are available to answer any questions you may have.