China’s Data Centers Will Soon Use More Electricity Than All Of Australia

A new study from Greenpeace and North China Electric Power University reports that in five years, China’s data centers alone will consume as much power as the total amount used in Australia in 2018. The industry’s electricity consumption is set to increase by 66% over that time. Buildings storing data produced 99 million metric tons of carbon last year in China, the study finds, which is equivalent to 21 million cars.

Migrating to 100G and 400G? Nexan’s Calculator Works the Numbers

If you’re like most people in the data center market, you’re in the planning stages of converting to 100G links, or you’ve already started the installation process. Either way (and whether you like it or not), that means it’s time to start thinking about 400G.But what’s the best path forward to 100 and 400G? What cabling choices should you make today so you can cost effectively migrate in the future? Nexans can help you make those decision with our Own the Link Calculator web tool, recently updated for 400G.

Football fans to experience Verizon 5G at NFL stadiums

Ahead of the kickoff to the NFL’s 100th season, Verizon announced that it is bringing 5G “Ultra Wideband” connectivity to 13 NFL stadiums. At some of the venues, including New Jersey’s MetLife Stadium, the field the New York Jets and Giants call home, the stadium is the only local place a consumer with a 5G handset (there are currently only a few) can experience the next-generation network.

All About Alien Crosstalk Measurement

Alien crosstalk is the coupling of noise from one cable link to another. This happens if one cable is surrounded by many other cables in a bundle. We identify the cables that surround a cable in a bundle as Disturbers. Cables that can suffer from noise coupling from other cables are identified as the Disturbed cable or (Victim).This becomes more important as we increase the bandwidth requirement of cables for faster applications and the surrounding cables (Disturbers) impact the ability of the disturbed cable (Victim) to transmit data.  You might think that using shielded cables i.e. (where there is at least an outer shield) then alien crosstalk would not be a problem. However, if the shield is not terminated correctly even a shielded system can fall foul of alien crosstalk.

Smart cities could give the visually impaired a new outlook on urban life

Imagine a city equipped with technology that enables the visually impaired to recognise people, places or even bank notes, helping them to live more independently whether indoors or in a public place. That’s the promise of so-called smart cities, which use things like internet-connected devices and artificial intelligence to improve services and the quality of life for their residents.

TIA announces new CEO David Stehlin

David Stehlin has been named the TIA’s new Chief Executive Officer, effective September 23, 2019. Stehlin brings thirty years of experience starting, leading and transforming innovative global networking and telecommunications companies through ever-changing competitive landscapes. Most recently, Stehlin served as the General Manager of Lifecycle Service Assurance at Spirent Communications (SPT.L), a global provider of testing, assurance, analytics, and security solutions where his group led the market in 5G network emulation testing. Prior to his tenure at Spirent, Stehlin served as CEO of MRV Communications, President of Overture Networks and CEO and President of Ceterus Networks. He also served as CEO of several start-up ventures, including Valo, Inc. and OnePath Networks.

What are Small Form-Factor Pluggable Transceivers and their Types?

A SFP (Small Form-Factor Pluggable) transceiver is a compact, hot-swappable device that can be used for both transmit and receive data and also plugs into a physical port of a network device.  It is used in the communication network and has a transmitting side and receiving side. The SFP transceiver has a laser which communicates with the receiving side of the other optic on the other side. SFP transceivers are designed to support several communication standards including SONET, Gigabit Ethernet and Fibre Channel, and their interfaces on a networking device such as a router provides a modular device that can be freely adjusted to fiber optic and copper networking specifications.

4 Ways to Use Color Coding Effectively In Your Data Center

Undoubtedly, the effectiveness of data centers depends on their uptime. A layer of better visual management can dramatically reduce the possibility of human errors. Human errors and malpractices are a no-no as these things can lead to money-wasting downtime though cables come with factory printed legends. However, these legends are tough to locate…. Let us talk about how color coding is better than other cable management technique?