Graphite Systems

mechanical engineer san francisco
March 28, 2018
Juniper Networks®
December 15, 2017

Client: Graphite Systems

Product: 7U System

In 2015 Graphite was knee-deep in the next wave of large enterprise storage solutions. No surprise that its innovations soon led to an EMC acquisition, and then a buyout by Dell.

Before the acquisition we were asked to design a chassis to house Graphite’s proprietary telecom technology. Our design and the product’s success ensured a lucrative investment for backers.

The BC | Graphite Team

We worked with Graphite engineers to design a chassis with an eye toward visual elegance and usability. Our success on this project during a time of mergers and acquisitions helped keep the company in the limelight, and an industry focus.

Design / Technical Achievements

  • Complex, PCA integration in very limited space
  • Custom PCB mounted insert/eject mechanisms
  • Custom, narrow-pitch, top loading card guide design
  • Power redundancy and delivery to motherboard
  • Airflow design
  • Prototype and production documentation
  • Project control by guiding contract manufacturers
  • RF/EMI testing in parallel with Graphite engineers
  • T0 and T1 hands-on builds for quality assurance
  • Test fixtures design and fabrication