Siemon and Networks Centre have collaborated to launch a new online platform where customers can purchase Siemon’s quality range of high speed cable assemblies which are ideal for a range of high speed, low latency applications across today’s data centre environments.

This new and innovative HSI Centre is a one-stop online shop offering Siemon’s complete portfolio of direct attach copper cables (DACs) and active optical cables (AOCs) for Top of Rack (ToR) switch-to-server deployments. It can be accessed via

The easy-to-navigate site allows customers to filter the comprehensive DAC and AOC catalogue by product compatibility with different switch vendors, by transmission speed (ranging from 10, 25, 40, 100, to 4x10 or 4x25 Gigabit Ethernet) or by connector type such as SFP, SFP+, QSFP and QSFP+. Once selected, customers can then choose between different cable lengths for optimum manageability and airflow as well as colour options depending on their individual needs. The list of networking brands for product interoperability includes Arista, Brocade, Cisco, Dell, Extreme, HP, Intel, Juniper and Mellanox but Siemon’s solutions are all MSA (multi-source agreement) compliant and can be easily configured to suit customers’ active equipment needs.

The new HSI Centre also offers a selection of educational tools that seek to explain how high speed cable assemblies can be of strategic benefit to the data centre in terms of power consumption, material costs, scalability, and compatibility. This includes free access to white papers, blogs and webinars.

“We have been seeing rising demand for DAC and AOC cables for use in switch-to-server links”, says Keith Stewart, product marketing manager at Networks Centre. “Just like standard copper and fibre patch cables, large quantities of these are often required but there are more variants to suit different network speeds and connector formats. Our new HSI Centre makes it much easier for users to search and select the right product.”