Scripps Networks Interactive develops content for its popular television, Internet, magazine and other media outlets. Headquartered in Knoxville, Tenn., Scripps Networks has offices and filming locations across the United States, as well as London, Milan, Sao Paulo, Sydney, the Philippines and Singapore. Scripps Networks’ media brands include HGTV, Food Network, DIY Network, Cooking Channel, Travel Channel and Great American Country, as well as Fine Living Network and Asian Food Channel overseas.
To support this industry leading global network of media, Scripps Networks pursued an efficient, robust enterprise data center solution with help from Chatsworth Products (CPI).
Scripps Networks was looking for a solution to simplify the fiber network in its data center, which is distributed overhead with a crossconnect back to the core. The company was an early adopter of CPI’s Evolution® Cable Management, which it currently deploys with CPI’s Two Post Standard Racks to manage high-density cabling.
“I think what really got us started was Evolution. When we brought it in, it was brand new. It is now in every single Intermediate Distribution Frame (IDF) closet from Singapore to New York,” explained Patrick Gresham, Data Center Operations Manager of Enterprise IT Operations for Scripps Networks Interactive.
Evolution fulfills high-density cabling requirements and organizes cables so that they can be easily traced from start to finish when performing moves, adds and changes, saving valuable time and money.