WESTLAKE VILLAGE, Calif., Nov. 19, 2015 — As one of the leading developers of engaging lifestyle content for popular home, food and travel brands, Scripps Networks Interactive needed an efficient and reliable data center solution to keep its vast media empire running smoothly. They relied on Chatsworth Products’ (CPI) innovative products and solutions to achieve their desired goals.
Scripps Networks, headquartered in Knoxville, Tenn., develops content for its television, Internet and magazine outlets in the United States and across the globe. The company’s media brands include HGTV, Food Network, DIY Network, Cooking Channel, Travel Channel and Great American Country, Fine Living Network and Asian Food Channel.
Scripps Networks faced two major data center challenges—simplifying its fiber network and supporting up to 30kW per cabinet without creating hot spots. Additionally, the company needed a solution that would fit into its existing space.
To address these concerns, CPI provided Intermediate Distribution Frames, Two-Post Standard Racks and Evolution® Cable Management for Scripps Networks’ closets. 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. Twenty-four fiber cables ran from each cabinet to the cross-connect to manage patching, allowing flexibility within the switches.
“It [Evolution Cable Management] is now in every single Intermediate Distribution Frame closet from Singapore to New York,” stated Patrick Gresham, Data Center Operations Manager of Enterprise IT Operations for Scripps Networks.
In addition to the fiber network solution, Scripps Networks implemented CPI Passive Cooling® Solutions, which featured F-Series TeraFrame® Cabinet Systems with Vertical Exhaust Ducts, cable management and accessories. This solution helped to isolate and redirect hot air in the data center, ultimately resulting in superior equipment cooling performance, zero hot spots and reduced costs.
Scripps Networks’ data center has now become a showpiece. To show how proud they are of the new design, the company put its brands like HGTV, Travel Channel and Food Network on the sides of the cabinets, showing how technology is supporting the everyday business of Scripps Networks.
To read more details about how CPI helped optimize Scripps Networks’ data center, read the case study.