Codecom delivers versatile copper and fibre solution for Micron21


As Australia’s first Tier IV data centre, Micron21 sets the national benchmark for reliability, security and technological capability.

From their cutting-edge facility that features 2N+ topology, continuous power, cooling, physical and electronic security, Micron21 provides mission critical hosting services, co-location, security and managed services to all industry sectors – from the largest corporates enterprises to government and SMEs.

Micron21 also operates a global network, with over 700Gbit of capacity. It manages the second largest peered network in Australia and delivers 1.2Tbps of capacity to each and every rack. When Micron21 sought a structured cabling provider to fit out their new Melbourne data centre in 2019, they required a delivery partner that could meet the high demands of their network. They chose Codecom for their sound understanding of Micron21’s network requirements and capability to deliver a superior product.


As a company defined by scalability, rapid growth, and superior technical evolution, Micron21 needed a delivery partner with a versatile range of solutions, outstanding technical know-how and with an innovation ethos that was equal to their own.

“We reached out to a number of fibre suppliers and Codecom was only one who met the brief. Their solution was the most versatile and specifically able to meet to our requirements.”

Specifically, Micron21 required Codecom to solve the ever-present challenge to maximise data centre space, while offering a combined copper and fibre solution to give them flexibility in meeting customer interface requirements.

“The speed and performance are better with fibre, so many data centre customers are moving to this technology – particularly in the enterprise space. However, the servers that support fibre are more expensive. Therefore, copper continues to remain a better option for customers who wish to continue working with their existing equipment.

Copper is also used for internal network monitoring, so we don’t see it under threat of being entirely phased out any time soon.”


Codecom presented their CXD 1RU Hybrid Fibre and Copper Modular Patch Panel as a hybrid / multimedia solution, as it allows for termination of both fibre and copper within the same 1RU chassis.

The LHS of the panel accommodates 3 x 24F LC/PC Cassettes (72ports of fibre), which were supplied as splice. However, these cassettes also come in MPO and Pre-term for both Singlemode & Multimode fibre options. The RHS of the panel accommodates a 12port Keystone Copper CAT6 interface.

The application of the CXD in this way optimises space within the rack, while delivering dual cabling technologies for diverse applications.

From a form factor perspective, the 1RU chassis is also extremely compact, compared to other bulkier options on the market. The integrated cable management was also a desirable feature.

Codecom were unique in their ability to provide this kind of hybrid solution, with the density of both copper and fibre required for their specific application in a minimal 1RU footprint.

“Codecom was the only supplier who could offer a fibre splicing solution that was scalable. Other products we found only offered a pre-terminated solution or ones that required two separate units, therefore taking up an additional RU of space at the top of rack.

Codecom also offer localised stock and support, and were always prepared to understand our requirements, deliver on what they promised and work with our installation team prior to and during the construction phase until completion.”

Wrap up

As the second major project Micron21 has completed with Codecom as delivery partner, the installation was delivered on time and budget, to great response.

”We had no hesitation working with Codecom again, given our previous experience. We knew they had quality products and would commit to delivering a beneficial outcome for us – to the standards we were after.

Andrew has always been very patient, accommodating and responsive. The entire Codecom team seem to excel in the area of understanding their customer needs and providing a best-fit solution.”

From Codecom’s perspective, the project was a fantastic opportunity to collaborate for the second time with such industry leaders on a landmark installation.

“To be presented with an opportunity to have our products deployed into Australia’s first Tier IV certified data centre was incredibly exciting for us.

Given the breadth of their services, we knew Micron21 required a solution that would cater to the demands of a diverse customer base, while maximising every inch of premium space. We’re proud to have delivered something that now guarantees them the precision, consistency and quality they seek to underpin all their operations.

James has always been a pleasure to deal with and is always up front with his requirements and what he is trying to achieve - both for Micron21 and, more importantly, their customers.”

About Codecom

Codecom is a leading structured cabling design, manufacture and installation company working with the world’s leading telecommunications and technology companies.

With offices around Australia, in Hong Kong and the United States, we offer a broad range of leading-edge solutions combined with decades of industry experience. Given our core focus on innovation and R&D, Codecom is uniquely ability to support the desired outcomes of our customers, by customising solutions to suit their operational needs.

About Micron21

Micron21 is Australia’s leading data centre specialising in secure, always available, cloud services. 100% Australian owned and operated, Micron21 was the first data centre to achieve Tier IV status (100% uptime) in Australia. Micron21’s operates one of the largest networks in Australia with a world class DDoS protection platform that protects the likes of iiNET and Melbourne IT.

Micron21 offers a range of services, including website hosting, VPS, high speed data communications, secure backups and the latest in VMware hyperconverged cloud servers. With a dedicated 24/7, onsite and highly rated support team, let Micron21 look after your cloud and data requirements.