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From Order to Chaos: The Automation Journey

The Engineering Lab Symposium is an annual event where Mirapath brings together end users and industry leaders to discuss the current trends, challenges, and best practices for engineering labs. This year, our featured speaker is Dan Lunderville, Manager of Global Customer Labs at Palo Alto Networks. Dan has worked in customer support since 1997, running [...]

November 22, 2016|Design & Installation, Lab Automation Software, Layer 1, News|

Custom Power Strip Bracket Design

Objective Mirapath created a custom power strip bracket for our customer, a cloud based business management software company, who were looking at a technology refresh of their existing cabinet power strips. The customer was using an open frame cabinet with no pre-built PDU mount panel and one of Mirapath’s custom power strip brackets. Solution In understanding [...]

November 17, 2016|Power Strips|

Mirapath to Host the Engineering Lab Symposium

Mirapath announced today that it will host the Engineering Lab Symposium on Tuesday, November 8, in Santa Clara, California. The Engineering Lab Symposium is an annual event exclusively focused on engineering lab challenges, trends, and best practices. This year’s featured speaker is Dan Lunderville, Manager of Global Customer Labs at Palo Alto Networks. Mr. Lunderville [...]

November 7, 2016|News|

To Single Mode or Multimode? That is the Question.

What is the difference between Single Mode Fiber (SMF) or Multimode Fiber (MMF) exactly? From a physical standpoint, MMF has a bigger core compared to SMF which allows for a longer wavelength of light. MMF typically uses Light-Emitting Diodes (LEDs) to launch the optical signal. SMF’s core diameter is much smaller than MMF.  Also, SMF uses [...]

October 26, 2016|Connectivity|

5 Benefits of Layer One Switches

As the race to market becomes more crowded and competitive, companies need to find solutions to address the challenges engineering labs face due to long equipment set up times, high equipment costs, silos, and lack of visibility on equipment utilization. Whether in a hardware, performance, QA, pre-production, or DevOps testing lab, automation remains the key [...]

October 19, 2016|Lab Automation Software, Layer 1|

Mirapath Announces International Expansion

Mirapath announced today that it is expanding internationally with the opening of its first European office in Amsterdam, Netherlands to address its global customers’ demand. Concurrent with this new office, Mirapath successfully completed its first European project - a full build out of an engineering lab for a leading cybersecurity company based in the U.S. [...]

August 31, 2016|Design & Installation, Low Voltage Structured Cabling, News|

Challenges In High Density Rack Deployments

Rack densities continue to increase as customers look to optimize data center utilization and reduce costs. If you can go from 4 x 5 Kw racks to 1 x 17 Kw rack, why not? The savings in real estate and infrastructure (racks, rack power strips, connectivity) are significant. Back of the envelope calculation gave me [...]

June 14, 2016|Power Strips, Racks & Hardware|

Fortune 500 Company Increases Office Workspace by 40%

Background and Challenges The customer needed to renovate their 4 story building's office space to allow for more workstations with minimal costs. All existing cubicles would be removed with new cubicles and configurations. However, to keep costs down, the customer wanted to reuse existing cabling as much as possible. This required a lot of pre-planning, [...]

March 15, 2016|Low Voltage Structured Cabling, Managed Services|

Social Media Powerhouse Saves Big With Cold Aisle Containment

Background and Challenge A large social media company was looking to revise their current cooling and containment design with the goal of achieving a power usage effectiveness (PUE) of 1.2. Some hurdles were encountered throughout the project with the customer being in a colocation space and having no control over fire suppression placement (sprinklers). Shrink [...]

January 27, 2016|Containment, Design & Installation|

Mirapath Receives National Women’s Business Enterprise Certification

CUPERTINO, California - Mirapath, Inc., a trusted provider of data center, engineering lab, and IT infrastructure solutions and services, announced today that it has received certification from the Women's Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC) as a woman-owned business. From WBENC.org - "WBENC Certification validates that the business is 51 percent owned, controlled, operated, and managed [...]

January 19, 2016|News|

Expend Less Energy and Stay Cool with Containment

Background and Challenge A Fortune 1000 company headquartered in San Jose, CA was looking to reduce energy consumption in their 2,500+ sq. ft. data center while keeping their cooling requirements intact. Having already implemented blanking panels in their hot and cold aisle layout, the next logical step was a containment solution. With the lack of [...]

November 9, 2015|Containment|

7,500 Copper and Fiber Connections in 20 Days

In a span of 21 days, Mirapath deployed 7,500 copper and fiber connections for a leading eCommerce company. Background and Challenge One of the largest eCommerce companies in the world was building up its colocation site under tight deadlines. The original goal was to have 150 racks deployed along with 300 power strips and 7,500 fiber [...]

September 21, 2015|Connectivity, Low Voltage Structured Cabling, Power Strips|

Solving a Lack of Power Feeds for High Density Servers

Background and Challenge Customer is looking to deploy high density racks, 20 servers (possibly more for future growth) per rack. Each server is estimated to consume 1200W per server, split between 2 power supplies. The estimated load per rack is 24kW. Planning to install 2 power strips each rack for A and B feed. Problem [...]

July 20, 2015|Console Servers, Power Strips|