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3M Ties With FiberZone Networks

3M's Communication Markets Division, which is based in Austin, said today that it has tied with a venture-backed provider of automated fiber management systems, to attack the data center market. 3M said it has linked with FiberZone Networks to provide Automated Fiber Management (AFM) to data center operators, which helps with remote provisioning of data center fiber networks. Financial details of the strategic alliance were not disclosed. FiberZone Networks is backed by Novak Biddle Venture Partners and the S-Group.