Anixter Announces Launch of ipAssured for Data Centers

Anixter will launch its new infrastructure assurance program—Anixter ipAssured for Data Centers(SM)—during a special live event at the upcoming AFCOM Data Center World trade show. Anixter ipAssured is an infrastructure assurance program that includes the physical infrastructure products and best practices needed to support current and future data center applications. The program will be unveiled at a customer reception that will take place from 7 to 9 p.m. on October 4 at The Mirage in Las Vegas.

Data centers are coming under unique pressures for strict sustainability, security and performance requirements. With its technical experts, Anixter is uniquely positioned to understand how a data center’s physical infrastructure has a direct impact on overall performance. From reducing carbon emissions to improving operational efficiencies to boosting performance for longer life cycles, the scope of data concerns is increasing beyond storage and speed.

Several trends are directly impacting the design, performance and efficiency of data centers,” said Andrew Jimenez, Anixter’s Vice President of Technology for Enterprise Cabling Solutions. “From consolidation and virtualization to enhanced security and reducing environmental impact, data centers need to reduce energy consumption, ensure near continuous uptime and maximize operating costs.” By implementing ipAssured, data centers can reduce their power consumption while boosting performance, which can result in an up to 55 percent savings in energy costs.

Anixter’s new infrastructure assurance program will help simplify the tough choices data center and facility managers, enterprises, contractors and integrators need to make when building or upgrading new and existing data center facilities. The program includes the appropriate network cabling, racks and cabinets, power and cooling solutions, accessories, security, and data center management and monitoring products to support the needs and goals of an existing or new data center.

For ease of planning, ipAssured for data centers addresses three possible scenarios: “Refined” (IP- Class 1+), “Enhanced” (IP-Class 5+) and “Advanced” (IP-Class 10+). These classes provide users with readily identifiable categories of products and best practices for creating a robust infrastructure that will maximize the efficiency, sustainability and profitability of a data center.

Anixter ipAssured for Data Centers is part of Anixter’s successful ipAssured infrastructure assurance program. Anixter ipAssured(SM) for Security is an infrastructure assurance program that matches the cabling infrastructure to the security equipment based on the technical, application and life-cycle requirements of the user. For those that have attended Anixter’s ipAssured for Security Webinars, nearly 90 percent said that based on what they learned from the program they will make different, more informed cabling purchasing decisions.

In addition to the unveiling at AFCOM’s Data Center World trade show, Anixter will host a live webinar on October 7 at 10 a.m. (CDT) and 1 p.m. (CDT) to launch the Anixter ipAssured for Data Centers program to customers. Registration for both events can be found at

About Anixter

Anixter International is a leading global distributor of communication and security products, electrical and electronic wire and cable, fasteners and other small parts. The company adds value to the distribution process by providing its customers access to 1) innovative inventory management programs; 2) more than 450,000 products and over $900 million in inventory; 3) 219 warehouses with approximately 7 million square feet of space; and 4) locations in 262 cities in 50 countries. Founded in 1957 and headquartered near Chicago, Anixter trades on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol AXE.