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In 1994 Kevin Ehringer founded Optical Cabling Systems, LC. The vision to form Optical Cabling

Systems prior to fiber optical cable being a house-hold name brought exceptional growth to the

company the first 18 months in business. In 1996 OCS was named America’s16th fastest growing

company by INC. Magazine. While seeing this market segment erode due to offshore manufacturing

as well as the data center boom, Kevin formed Data Center Systems (DCS) in 2002.

Kevin’s goal was not to reinvent the wheel; it was to provide unique products within an existing methodology

to make it user-friendly – Improving on a Proven Process. DCS designs, manufactures and installs the best

solution to meet the customer’s needs. We don’t force the customer to use products within a solution that

are not suited for their environment.

Today, DCS laps the competition by delivering state-of-the-art products that provide unmatched

manageability, scalability and flexibility. DCS is a world leader in the design, manufacture and

installation of innovative fiber optic cabling solutions. Fiber Management System (FMS) is not

a collection of parts, it is the solution.

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5. they provide a structured Fiber Management System. 2005 TIA-942 Telecommunications Infrastructure Standard for DCS Fiber Management System (FMS) Data Centers Section 6. manufacture and installation of fiber optic connectivity systems for the SAN and Mainframe environments.5 Centralized Optical Fiber Cabling • Section 6. Any reproduction. interconnects. Our fiber optic physical layer solutions are more than a collection of parts. The administration of moves.5. . Working hard. DCS 4 Who we are Working smart.1 Introduction: Centralized cabling provides connections from equipment distribution areas to a Central Cross-Connect by allowing the use of pull-through cables. Who is DCS? Data Center Systems (DCS) is a world leader in the design. or splice in the horizontal distribution area • Section 6. • The fronts of the patch panels have individual ports that now represent the equipment ports. Working with a vision. use or dissemination of said information in whole or part without the express written consent of Data Center Systems is prohibited. • Connections between two device ports can be done quickly and easily by running a short jumper cable to connect the two patch panel ports. DCS is focused on a singular objective: providing our customers with a total connectivity solution for their Data Center’s SAN and Mainframe environment.2 Guidelines: Centralized cabling implementations shall be located within the same building as the equipment distribution areas served. adds and ST ERED COM changes shall be performed at the centralized cross-connect. Understanding the Processes 1990 IBM Fiber Transport System (FTS) Centralized fiber optic cabling system was introduced in conjunction with the first fiber attached Mainframe • Central Patching Location (CPL) – The CPL consists of cabinets or racks that hold the patch panels • Equipment ports are connected to the back of patch panels that are located in the Central Patching Location. ISO PA I REG NY 9001: 2008 Confidential: This Document contains information of a proprietary nature to Data Center Systems. (FMS). DCS assumes no responsibility for inaccuracies or typographical errors on any page in this catalog.

Data Centers are expected to run 24/7.“Think of any connection product you need. allows us to provide a fiber optic cabling system that can help manage system complexity and facilitate future growth. www. Point-to-Point Cabling *IBM created the Fiber Transport System. The SAN and Mainframe component is just one of many responsibilities vitally important to a successfully-run enterprise data center. combined with our unique connectivity products. Utilizing the IBM methodology and the TIA 942 6. shape or color and I guarantee DCS can design and manufacture that product. no matter what you need it to do. DCS’ SAN and Mainframe technical expertise.5 Standards DCS provides a turn-key solution that includes: • Premium connectivity products with additional features • Custom product design to fit your data center’s unique requirements • Local manufacturing allowing shorter lead times • Professional Installation team • Product test analysis on all products and after every installation We understand your time is valuable. size.” — Data Center Infrastructure & Large Systems Engineer III 5 Enter DCS. All references to IBM relate to their invention of the structured cable process.datacentersys. any changes must be planned and scheduled well in advance. This information does not make any reference to IBM products.com .

. preliminary schedules and technically evaluating physical needs. Our experienced engineering team goes straight to the source to work directly with data center managers to ensure that the objectives are clear and solutions are accomplished. Our Technical Architects will work hand-in-hand with the SAN and mainframe administrators to gather the needed information and then provide you with a complete. well-planned structured cabling solution. use or dissemination of said information in whole or part without the express written consent of Data Center Systems is prohibited. establishing general cost estimates. ERED COM ST ISO PA I REG NY 9001: 2008 Confidential: This Document contains information of a proprietary nature to Data Center Systems. Design and Engineering: Key to our success is our ability to design and produce innovative products within a very short time frame. Our team will provide you with whatever is needed to complete the solution. Any reproduction. DCS 6 Expertise Our experience saves you time and money. Technical Architects: Our team of Technical Architects average more than 20 years experience in enterprise class data centers. DCS assumes no responsibility for inaccuracies or typographical errors on any page in this catalog. including the development of: • Floor plan diagrams • Equipment location diagrams • Cable Tray location diagrams • A planning report that includes modeling of growth expectations. Most importantly DCS Technical Architects understand a data center manager’s time is valuable and each customer has a unique set of circumstances. They know the technology and understand your business.

The DCS group has more than fifteen years of manufacturing and termination experience in fiber optic cabling products. All cables are tested prior to shipment to meet or exceed the TIA 568-B industry standard performance rating. We will seek future data center solutions working with DCS. In addition. All members of the DCS installation team adhere to the standards in the DCS installation guide ensuring that all custom- ers receive the same exceptional service with every installation. We are committed to providing the highest quality products on-time within your specified timeframe. Once the installation is complete. Dedicated to quality the only acceptable result is 100% satisfaction. DCS is ISO 9001 certified. Installation: The DCS installation team is certified and will install your products within the stated timeframe. all products are tested and the results are provided to you before our team leaves the site. You say when and we will be there .” — Data Center Manager & Hardware Specialist 7 Manufacturing: DCS takes great pride in the production of all products that ship from our Texas-based manufacturing facility. Thank you for your hard work. DAT A CE ______ ___ N TE ______ ______ R SY COR ______ ______ STE M PO R ______ ______ S ATE ______ ______ P ROJE ______ ______ C T MA ______ ______ ______ NAG ______ EM E ______ ______ NT ______ ______ ______ ______   . The DCS crew was very professional and maintained a clean working environment. The Installation Lead will walk through with the Data Center manager for a final approval of the work provided.after hours only? weekends? No problem. The DCS crew performed an excellent FMS Frame and Flex Tray installation for our continued data center growth.“DCS removed/replaced approximately 200-ft of existing metal tray downstairs.

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Cisco MDS 9513 DCS offers a 10U.datacentersys. DCS’s latest 10U Director Patch Panel Enclosure has eight vertical patch panel slots that provide up to 512 Fibre Channel patch ports to support the Brocade DCX Backbone Director.com . For each new port blade that the Brocade DCX accepts. These ports will mirror the blade slots and port count on the DCX Director. Supported Blades: • DCX 16 port • DCX 32 port • DCX 48 port • DCX 64 port www.“Our goal was to create a more manageable cabling solution for the directors and simplify the port identification on the patch panels at the Central Area Patching Facility” — Kevin Ehringer. Supported Blades: • 12 channel LC • 18 channel LC • 24 channel LC • 32 channel LC • 48 channel LC Brocade DCX Backbone The 14U Brocade DCX has eight vertical blade slots to provide up to 512 Fibre Channel ports. DCS 9 DCS offers a complete line of patching solutions for both the Cisco 9513 and the Brocade DCX Backbone. Each panel strip has a port count to match the port count on the director card. 11-slot director class patch panel solution to support the Cisco 9513. President & CEO. DCS has developed a patch panel coupler strip that matches the port count on that blade.

Racking 10 Systems Multi-Bay Racking Systems The DCS multi-bay racking systems are used primarily in the Central Area Patching facility (CAP). rack width. . ERED COM ST ISO PA I REG NY 9001: 2008 Confidential: This Document contains information of a proprietary nature to Data Center Systems. 84” height open frame racks (standard rack size) • Wide variety of cable management • Accordian style door with lock and storage compartment (optional) Cable Management: • Vertical cable management • Pass through channels • Lower horizontal pass through • Vertical managers have removable plates for easy access to trunk cables *See our Environmentally Friendly version of the CAP on page 12. use or dissemination of said information in whole or part without the express written consent of Data Center Systems is prohibited. An overhead tracking system allows the doors to slide into an enclosed compartment on either side of the assembly allowing easy access for patching and cable management. DCS assumes no responsibility for inaccuracies or typographical errors on any page in this catalog. This unit can be installed with open frames or enclosed with your choice of accordion-style doors or steel doors with tempered glass. The multi-bay is a solid assembly that houses multiple open or enclosed frames. Components: • 19 in. Any reproduction.

Sun Storage Group Business Development Mgr. Taking the initia- tive to design in connectivity solutions differentiates SUN from our competitors. Using the 6-port cassette allows the customer the flexibility to add storage as needed. (now Oracle) DCS developed a Modular Fiber Terminal that mounts inside the rear of the SUN/StorageTek SL8500. As the customer’s storage demands increase.datacentersys. connectivity for the new tape drives can be added 6 channels at a time.” — Bruce Wexler.com . This solution allows the customer to maximize the benefits of a Central Area Patching facility to Zone Access Point structured cabling. well-organized fiber management when closed . Features: • Made of heavy-duty. A hinged door makes it easy to access the fiber terminal area and ensures clean. SL8500 SL8500 Modular Fiber Terminal Under Floor Frame Kit This is a unique product that provides data center managers the option of mounting wire management and patching devices under a single floor tile. This scalable solution allows the user to install up to (12) 6 channel LC Cassettes with front MTP access as needed. The kit includes all hardware needed to mount to the raised floor frame. high-strength steel • Can easily install up to 10 rack units below a single floor tile • Clear acrylic hinged door for protection of hardware • Lockable door for added security www.Specialty Products 11 “This is a cool and innovative product that our customers will really appreciate. Working with our Partners in the Industry Working with the SUN Engineering team.

Including: • Minimizing the footprints of the buildings • The use of low-emission building materials. . use or dissemination of said information in whole or part without the express written consent of Data Center Systems is prohibited. The construction and operation of a green data center includes advanced technologies and strategies. Our trunks are pre-terminated to ensure superior performance and custom made for each Fiber Channel Switching Module in today’s most popular director class switches. Any reproduction. Each leg of the trunk is staggered to fit each port and eliminate slack in the cable preventing cabinet congestion and enhancing air flow. carpets and paints Wire Manager — ECO • Sustainable landscaping • Waste recycling DCS supports this focus on sustainability by offering a complete line of environmentally-friendly products. adds or changes Trunks Director Trunks are made with Micro Diameter fiber cable. ERED COM ST ISO PA I REG NY 9001: 2008 Confidential: This Document contains information of a proprietary nature to Data Center Systems. ECO 12 Products Sustainability Today more than ever there is a focus on energy efficiency and other environmentally friendly initiatives. DCS cable managers: • Minimize potential airflow issues • Easy installation and connectivity to new equipment • Contain slack from longer cables • Clearly define cable routing paths • Save time during moves. DCS assumes no responsibility for inaccuracies or typographical errors on any page in this catalog. Our ECO-Friendly line is constructed of anodized brushed aluminum and is 100% recyclable. Zone Access Point Cable Management Horizontal and vertical cable managers play a very important role in cable organization and improving energy efficiency.

DCS 13 Structured cabling is imperative to the design of a “green” energy efficient data center. data center managers have to consider minimizing cable density and maximizing cable management as a way of improving efficiency of hot and cold air distribution” — Kevin Ehringer. • New DCS ECO-Friendly product line. • All ECO-Friendly products are 100% recyclable. “Cabling can be difficult to manage and could impede air flow. It is constructed of anodized brushed aluminum. • The DCS ECO-Friendly products have superior reflective qualities creating a more visible work area. President & CEO. • Meets RoHS* and WEEE* directives.datacentersys. As a result. ECO-Friendly 6U Central Area Patching Facility ECO-Friendly 10U www.com .

DCS patch panels provide an organized cable configuration using a minimum amount of space. use or dissemination of said information in whole or part without the express written consent of Data Center Systems is prohibited. Patch panel enclosures can be ordered pre-loaded with a specified port count or as a modular assembly allowing customers to add connectivity incrementally. as needed. Angled cable brackets support the fiber trunk entry from both sides of the enclosure. Connectivity 14 Products Patch Panel Enclosures DCS offers a wide variety of patch panels to meet any solution your data center may need. Patch panel enclosures are easily accessible and used at the Central Area Patching facility. . Any reproduction. ERED COM ST ISO PA I REG NY 9001: 2008 Confidential: This Document contains information of a proprietary nature to Data Center Systems. DCS assumes no responsibility for inaccuracies or typographical errors on any page in this catalog. Our unique color coded system helps identify each patch panel’s fiber type assuring mistake free connectivity and rapid installation. A variety of connector types are offered to meet your specific requirements. All enclosures are rack mountable and adjustable or come with a hinged-door for easy access to the coupler strips. Features • DCS offers a wide variety of unit-heights to choose from • Angled cable bracket support fiber trunk cables • DCS can provide any port count to meet your patching requirements • Access to trunk cables on right and left side of enclosure Hinged door allows rear access to patch panels and coupler strips.

1 G H A B • 12. PART # 61 70 07 16 PART # 12 635-0001-L-Y8 635-0001-L-B2 put your company logo on the overlay increasing your QUANTITY: QUANTITY: 2 2 Channel 18 13 62 71 08 17 14 QUANTITY: 100 635-0012-L-R1 PART # B company’s brand awareness. They are designed using ribbon assemblies in a fully-protected enclosure. In addition. Cassettes can easily be swapped out when connector requirements change. Systems is prohibited. 18 LC port capacity 00 54 63 00 09 01 3 3 3 3 • 12. on each overlay. Texas 75234 06 15 10 60 69 custom color-overlays of your choice. Features: • Available in front and rear MTP access • Snap on mounting for fast and easy installation and removal 1 2 3 A A B B REV. the express written consent of Data Center said information in whole or part without Any reproduction. use or disemination of proprietary nature to Data Center Systems. proprietary nature to Data Center Systems. leaving the existing trunk cable assemblies in place. 36 MTRJ port capacity • 12. Texas 75234 Farmers Branch.DCS is dedicated to providing leading-edge performance solutions. use or disemination of By said information in whole or part without said information in whole or part without the express written consent of Data Center the express written consent of Data Center Systems is prohibited.com . 18. 24. including: • Multi-bay racking system • Cassettes • Cabinets • Patch panels • Modular enclosures • Under-floor panels • Coupler strips • Cable assemblies 15 Coupler Strips Features: • 12. 12 ESCON port capacity 05 57 66 03 12 See Attached PANEL LOCATION: See Attached PANEL ID: PANEL ID: PANEL ID: MF CDC 55 MF CDC 52 06 MF Zone 24 MF Zone 21 PANEL LOCATION: 04 13 58 67 MDA-COM 1-P1 07 PANEL LOCATION: MDA-COM 2-P1 MFC-Dev1-P1 Farmers Branch.datacentersys. Systems is prohibited. we will **NOTE** **NOTE** Please make tabs of each overlay. lightweight aluminum Only DCS patch panels provide you with the following features: • Steel reinforcement plate provides extra support for all connections BACK • Durable heavy-duty aluminum frame • Newly designed dust caps – stay in place but easy to remove • Snap-in screws make installations or updates easy FRONT Modular Cassettes Cassettes are used to populate DCS’s modular enclosures. use or disemination of Any reproduction. 18 MTRJ port capacity 55 64 01 10 02 03 A 56 65 02 11 A 04 • 6. numbers on tab Please mark part **NOTE** Please make tabs 11 for part numbers for part numbers on each overlay. 24 ESCON port capacity • Color coded for easy fiber type identification • Constructed of high-strength. Any reproduction. 18. B SCALE: SCALE: 1:1 15 1:1 SHEET: SHEET: 1 of 1 1 of 1 16 DIE: DIE: 6RU18 6RU18 1RU_18 CUTOUT REFERENCE 1 of 1 SHEET 1:1 SCALE PANTONE # By By 1 PANTONE # 1 1 1 Your logo here! 17 311c 012c 311c 012c CONFIDENTIAL CONFIDENTIAL This document contains information of a This document contains information of a proprietary nature to Data Center Systems. Texas 75234 MFC-Dev1-P1 Custom Overlays – DCS will provide you with 14802 Venture Drive 08 59 68 05 14 2 2 2 2 09 14802 Venture Drive 14802 Venture Drive Farmers Branch. 36 and 48 LC port capacity • 12. 24. We offer a wide array of connectivity hardware. This document contains information of a CONFIDENTIAL A A B B 1 2 3 www. 1 REV. 1 REV. 18.

Locking dust caps protect the fiber connection and don’t come off until you take them off. ESCON. Whether used to connect a device to a zone or “patching” ports at the Central Area Patching facility (CAP). jumper cords are an essential piece of the equation. Cabling 16 Products Connectivity Trunk Cables Trunk Cables are an essential part of our Fiber Management System. use or dissemination of said information in whole or part without the express written consent of Data Center Systems is prohibited. Compared to individual jumpers. They are available in custom configurations that include ST. Harnesses Harnesses are used to hard wire production hardware for quick connection to an MTP trunk cable. SC. trunk cables significantly reduce the physical space and number of cables required. Any reproduction. MTRJ. . Jumper Cords: DCS jumpers provide the “final link” of connectivity within the system. The external array consists of an MTP connector to the connector type needed to attach to the hardware. ERED COM ST ISO PA I REG NY 9001: 2008 Confidential: This Document contains information of a proprietary nature to Data Center Systems. MU and MTP connectors. LC. DCS assumes no responsibility for inaccuracies or typographical errors on any page in this catalog.

Designed to exceed industry standards. All of our wire management accessories are made to fit any size rack or cabinet. www. lengths and depths for easy installation.DCS Accessories 17 Wire Management Products DCS provides a full line of wire management products. Our conveyance systems come in a variety of finishes. DCS provides and installs the conveyance system (cable tray).datacentersys. DCS cable systems meet these requirements. this product will help organize all cables and keep racking unit accessible. 4” or 6” offset. Wire Manager – The horizontal cable manager is a perfect tool to manage cables. Rear-Cable Management Plate – New rear-cable New Product management plate provides additional support for fiber and organizes high-port density panel strips. Lacing Bar – Lack of cable management is one of the most common reasons for cable failure in rack systems. Conveyance . DCS wire management products provide a quick and easy routing path for cable and patching cords to other equipment.Today’s data center environment requires a cable management system that supports today’s sophisticated cables and can easily be expanded for additional runs. The “L” shaped lacing bar is ideal for larger cable runs vertically through an enclosure and are available with a 2”. Cable lacing bars offer multiple options for securing cables in a rack enclosure.com .

The 10U director enclosures were loaded with 24 port and 48 port LC coupler strips to “mimic” the director class switches and connect directly to the switches via 24 and 48 channel trunk cables. . DCS provided the customer with a design using the Centralized Structured Fiber Cabling method utilizing a Central Area Patching facility and seven strategically placed Zone Access Points. DCS assumes no responsibility for inaccuracies or typographical errors on any page in this catalog. use or dissemination of said information in whole or part without the express written consent of Data Center Systems is prohibited. and 6U patch panels (zone connections). The customer’s existing infrastructure was point-to-point topology using jumper cables to connect director class switches directly to servers and storage devices. The customer noted they have seen a dramatic improvement in overall efficiency since implementing the upgrade. In summary. The Central Area was created using a DCS Multi-bay racking system. Success 18 Story DCS Installs Fiber Management System for Large Telecommunications Firm In 2007. 10U director patch panels. This isolates the director class switches from future move. Any reproduction. We utilized 24”x24”x48” cabinets at the Zone Access Points filled with 6U – 192 port LC patch panels. the customer received a Fiber Management System with state-of-the-art products that provide unmatched manageability. scalability and flexibility. add. DCS provided the customer: • Infrastructure design • Products designed and manufactured specifically for the customer’s environment • Professional installation within the customers required timeframe • Insertion loss test results • Connectivity documentation ERED COM ST ISO PA I REG NY 9001: 2008 Confidential: This Document contains information of a proprietary nature to Data Center Systems. and change activity. Four 96 channel trunk cables were used to connect each 6U zone patch panel to its corresponding 6U patch panel at the Central Area. a fiber management system for their SAN infrastructure in one of their large enterprise data centers. Within 48 hours. a large telecommunications firm asked DCS to design. The new infrastructure was part of a technology refresh involving the director class switches. and implement.

com Adam Gray Adam Grey was born in Seymour. He is a strong sponsor of “The Ryan Gibson Foundation” an organization founded to help find a cure for Leukemia. DCS in-turn believes that giving back is an essential part of our success. DCS is proud to sponsor Adam and help him live his dream on the Rodeo circuit. Ray continues to battle this disease but he refuses to let it slow him down. This program is sponsored by the College of Education at TCU and is the only teacher preparation program in the United States that operates two laboratory schools in special education. After graduating from Texas Tech School of Engineering. So he spent 2008 riding the highs and lows of professional rodeo. Giving Back 19 Kevin Ehringer. Using the same spirit and motivation. For more on Ray’s incredible story go to: www. Ray Johnston Band: Ray Johnston is a very talented singer/songwriter with an unbelievable story. Riding a horse he spent his college years seasoning.datacentersys. In 2004 after being selected to join the Dallas Mavericks basketball team he was diagnosed with leukemia. he realized that if he would not be satisfied unless he pursued his dream.rayjohnstonband. Kevin met Ray in June of 2010 and after hearing his story . believes that giving back is part of his responsibility to the community. DCS sponsorships include: Kinderfrogs: KinderFrogs School is Tarrant County’s only early-intervention educational program for children ages 18 months to six years with Down syndrome and other developmental delays.com . www. Adam hopes to hear his name called at the Las Vegas national event held every spring. His entrepreneurial journey started 16 years ago with an idea. dream. and spirit that has provided significant growth over the years. TX and most of his life he has dreamed of being a rodeo star. DCS President and CEO.and his music. he wanted to help Ray in any way possible so others could discover this talented musician.

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