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Innovation is the Solution

Data centers are about more than data. That's why 3M Data Center solutions are designed to increase efficiency and reduce energy. To maximize performance and minimize costs. We harness the power of more than 45 technologies and more than 50 years of network experience to provide customer-centric innovations, worldwide, that are fast, safe, sustainable, and secure. Because the future belongs to those who invent it. 3M.

High-Speed Connectivity

3M has innovative, high-speed cabling solutions that enable density without sacrificing performance and provide excellent high-speed performance at a great value.

Learn more about 3M™ Twin Axial Cable - a flat, foldable, flexible coaxial solution.
Learn more about 3M™ Active Optical Cable (AOC) Assemblies - a low-power, low-cost, high-performance optical solution.
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Fiber Structured Cabling

3M's fiber structured cabling solutions include innovative, field-install fiber connectors, fiber patch cords and cables, MPO components, and fiber distribution units.

Learn more about 3M™ Crimplok™+ Connectors - a field-install connector … no splice, no gel, no adhesive

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Intelligent Connectivity Management

3M Intelligent Management Systems provide continuous monitoring of copper/fiber systems with 3M™ Volition™ cabling and dynamic management of fiber systems with AFM.

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Copper Structured Cabling

3M offers copper structured cabling products, including patch panels, jacks, and patch cords for Category 5E, 6, and 6A needs.

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Fire Protection

3M helps meet data center fire protection needs with its portfolio of fire protection products that limit the spread of fire, smoke and noxious gases and 3M™ Novec™ 1230 Fire Protection Fluid to safely extinguish data center fires.

Learn more about 3M™ Novec™ 1230 Fire Protection Fluid - a clean agent alternative

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Cooling

3M can help data centers improve their cooling with thermally conductive tapes and interface pads for cooling within the server to convection and immersion cooling systems using 3M™ Novec™ Engineered Fluids.

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Biometric Physical Security

3M helps data centers meet biometric physical security needs with the Cogent biometric access control reader product line.

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Power & Infrastructure

3M has a wide range of power and infrastructure products including a portfolio of medium voltage products to supply power to and within the data center and static control systems including raised flooring.

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3M™ Novec™ 1230 Fire Protection Fluid

3M Novec 1230 Fire Protection Fluid is an advanced "clean agent" fire suppression material with an outstanding environmental and safety profile that does not damage sensitive electronics.

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3M™ Crimplok™+ Connectors

3M Crimplok+ Connectors provide fast, easy field installation of 900 µm singlemode fiber without a splice, gel or adhesive.

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3M™ Twin Axial Cable Solutions

3M Twin Axial Cable solutions are the industry's first known flat, foldable, and longitudinally shielded high-performance twin axial ribbon cables.

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3M™ Active Optical Cable (AOC) Assembly

The 3M Active Optical Cable (AOC) Assembly provides exceptional cost/performance value by reliably delivering 40 Gbps bandwidth with the lowest power AOC.

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  • 3M™ Novec™ 1230 Fire Protection Fluid

  • 3M™ Crimplok™+ Connectors

  • 3M™ Twin Axial Cable Solutions

  • 3M™ Active Optical Cable (AOC) Assembly

3M Innovation: Immersion Cooling

3M is developing a simple, passive, 2-phase (evaporative) cooling technique that involves immersing servers in a bath of 3M™ Novec™ Engineered Fluids, non-electrically conductive fluids. This method has the potential to decrease power usage compared to traditional air-cooling methods, reduces the need for most air cooling infrastruture and liquid cooling pumps, and provides inherent fire protection for servers.

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