Kevin Ehringer, Founder and Chief Technology Officer
Structured cabling is perceived by most companies and data centers to be the long-term substratum for efficient and robust networking infrastructure. Implementing an apt cabling infrastructure that provides optimum provisioning, prime utilization, and high efficiency is essential. While most organizations invest in powerful servers and agile storage systems, if they lack an efficient Layer One infrastructure that can adapt to new technologies, support critical systems, and allow for seamless data flow, these investments are an unnecessary outlay. This is where Data Center Systems (DCS), a Dallas-based information technology services company that designs, manufactures, and installs fiber optic connectivity solutions, comes into the picture. DCS leverages a unique blend of data center best practices and purpose-built products to deliver a structured cabling design that allows systems to perform at their full potential while also enabling IT to rapidly respond to the needs of the business. The organization started off with an endeavor to improve upon IBM’s concept of Fiber Transport System and over the years has evolved to provide reliable, scalable, high-performance connectivity solutions to some of the world’s largest data centers. “We want to become the trusted advisor and a world leader in providing storage and network connectivity products for large enterprise data centers,” expresses Kevin Ehringer, founder and chief technology officer at DCS.
DCS is primarily focused on end-to-end structured cabling solutions for Mainframe, SAN, and Ethernet environments within large enterprise data centers. DCS has developed unique products to ease the burden of documenting and managing end-to-end connectivity which enables companies to serve their customers effectively and without interruption. These solutions offer a wide range of benefits that include reduced connectivity failure, improved airflow, and lowered link loss budget in addition to saving time and labor.
“Our innovative, high quality, reliable solutions not only empower organizations to be operational today but also lay the foundation for its future by placing precedence on scalability and next-generation technology,” adds Eric Abbott, product manager at DCS. DCS’ one-on-one consultative approach, with its clients to design and develop cabling solutions that meet their organizational demands within a given time frame, is one of the factors that differentiate the company.
Our solutions offer a wide range of benefits that include reduced connectivity failure, improved airflow, and lowered link loss budget in addition to saving time and labor
What makes DCS second to none is the company’s deep-rooted technical expertise and attention to detail, which enables them to deliver best-in-class products at an economical price. This unparalleled expertise was brought to light when a large financial services corporation turned to DCS in need of a tailored development and seamless installation of their new mainframe environment. “With vast amounts of highly sensitive data running through their data center, the client wanted a solution that would allow them to efficiently scale and modify their data center environment,” explains Rodney Jacks, technical solutions manager at DCS. DCS worked with the client and implemented an out-of-the-box solution that also allowed for future capacity expansions while providing elite-level transfer speeds. “We worked hand-in-hand with the client to design a solution that would best fit their environment and our systems engineer worked with them to configure, connect, and complete the installation, within budget and on schedule,” says Jacks. “The success of this project prompted the client to partner with us for several future projects.”
Jacks credits DCS’ growing success as the fruit of the constant support it receives from its clients and partners. Moving ahead, Jacks mentions that DCS has begun implementing rack and stack integration methods—which consists of preloading and cabling products such as switches, servers, and storage systems into cabinets for data center deployment. “We will also continue to enhance our products and solutions to keep up with emerging technological trends,” concludes Jacks.