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Data Center Solutions

With decades of proven experience, AFL provides the right services to maximize your data center

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The data center is the heart of your operation. Whether it occupies one room, one or more floors, or an entire campus, AFL can supply any or all of the components for an end-to-end Tier 1 to Tier 4 operation. With decades of experience in fiber optic cabling solutions, Internet Protocol (IP) applications, enterprise service and support, AFL has the expertise to maximize the performance and scalability of your data center applications.

We provide support with:

  • Physical infrastructure and Structured Cabling
  • Fiber optic infrastructure systems and capacity planning
  • Build-out and day-to-day support
  • Rack and stack
  • Containment and Cage Builds
  • Patching
  • Integration of converging IT systems, including compatible audio visual, security, wireless and DAS systems
  • OEM certified expertise

Mission Critical Deployments

It can be a challenge to manage data center installation. Project delays and deployment errors can result in downtime, lost revenue, and unhappy customers. Consistency of deployment across the organization is our unique advantage, believing that expert installation lessens the risk of future downtime or performance issues. AFL deploys extremely practiced teams who have little to no learning curve as they reach each new location.

  • Project safety and documentation
  • Timely and effective customer and partner communication
  • Project scope, budget, and schedule validation

AFL meets critical deadlines for data center deployments. See this case study as one example of our work:

Day-2 Support

AFL provides “embedded technicians” for our clients at several data center sites. Our technicians typically support the following functions:

  • Layer 1 infrastructure – MAC, break/fix, support tickets
  • Raised floor planning and engineering
  • Server MAC, break/fix, upgrades
  • Site support including spare inventory management
  • 24/7/365 support
  • On-demand or embedded technicians

AFL dispatches technicians via a 24/7/365 command center from our Customer Service Center, based in Monroe, NC supporting a wide variety of “mission critical” activities.

"Smart" Cabinet Integration

AFL has first-hand experience in integrating “intelligent” features in Data Center Network and Server cabinets.

  • DCIM
    • Energy usage/efficiency monitoring
    • Capacity planning
    • Environmental monitoring
    • Network monitoring
    • Automation of IT applications and remote management
  • Asset Tracking
    • RFID
  • Intelligent Cabling Infrastructure Management
     

AFL recently performed the off-site “smart” integration of 280 network cabinets for a Data Center client. Jointly with our solution partners, AFL can manage the logistics and physical installation as a turn-key service.

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