Supreme Court takes up Apple v. Samsung, first design patent case in a century

If Apple was finally feeling like it had a solid win after getting paid $548 million in patent damages by Samsung—well, now it shouldn’t be so sure.The Supreme Court said today that it will consider what kind of damages should be warranted when a design patent is found to be infringed as the court takes up the blockbuster Apple v. Samsung case.After a 13-day trial in 2012, a jury held that Samsung’s phones infringed Apple utility and design patents. Apple was originally granted $1.05 billion, but that number was slashed down on appeal. Samsung paid $548 million late last year, but the company didn’t give up its right to one last appeal. A Supreme Court win could result in Samsung getting much of that money back.

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Cabling for new DataCenter Theory Comparison

So you’re building a new data center.

There are a lot of discussions raging around about how you’re going to port your data to your patch panel.

Without getting into the debates, the following options common practices are available:

  1. Server to patch in the same rack then plugged into switch in the patch panel room/rack.
    Advantages:  Everything terminating in one point while keeping the source rack clean.
    Disadvantages: Spaghetti effect in the connection point.  Only useful in small networks, site offices. Limited growth.
  2. Server to Switch, switch is up-linked.
    Advantages: Allows for growth. Tidy. Allows for potability – especially in container data center situations. Logical and easy troubleshooting.
    Disadvantages: More points of failure.  More Expensive.

So in conclusion, at least when only comparing these two common approaches, the first solution wins the cake. It is cheaper, it requires less time time setting up, however – does have a few pitfalls looking at future expansion troubleshooting, and flexibility this should be your first decision.