The characteristics that define an edge data center also inform many requirements for the infrastructure within the facility. High-speed networking, a compact footprint, little or no on-site staff, and high reliability are among the attributes of an edge data center that place exacting demands on data center systems. This webinar focuses on edge data centers and the cabling, power and infrastructure components needed.
The flexibility of Ethernet encourages innovation in Layer 1 network cabling design. That was the takeaway from a panel discussion at OFC titled, “Interoperability – The Foundation of Ethernet Success.” The panel addressed the evolution of developments in Ethernet interoperability testing and the adoption of new practices that accelerate seamless integration for all participants in the ecosystem. According to the Ethernet Alliance, interoperability is becoming a critical factor for meeting product deployment schedules, reducing post-sales support issues, and ensuring that customer expectations are exceeded.
Broadcom’s Emulex® LPe35000-series HBAs are the first products released that comply with the FC-PI-7 standard*–the fastest single-lane serial transmission speed that features the hardened NVMe over Fibre Channel protocol (NVMe/FC), automatic buffer credit recovery, and more. Purpose-built for All-flash and […]
Fibre Channel’s speed roadmap defines a well-understood technological trend: the need to double the bit rate in the channel without doubling the required bandwidth. In order to do this, PAM4 (pulse-amplitude modulation, […]
Got questions about Fibre Channel (FC) interoperability? You’re not alone. At our recent FCIA webcast “Fibre Channel Interoperability” we received many great questions as our experts discussed the many dimensions of FC […]
The choice between using Fibre Channel (FC) or other protocols is dictated by several factors, one of them being whether a dedicated SAN is required and/or desirable. Ethernet SANs are implemented in […]
After more than 20 years in the marketplace, Fibre Channel (FC) continues to be the most trusted Storage Area Network (SAN) connectivity of choice in leading data centers. Highlighting the popularity of […]
These are worrying times for many ordinary telecom workers. In the last few weeks, five of the world’s biggest service providers have collectively announced plans to cut 36,500 jobs, a figure that […]
Check out FiberNext’s NEW job board~Designed to connect employers w/ fiber techs. Where FO employers can post job openings & FO pros can post they are looking for employment. Please feel free […]
AFL, a leading manufacturer of fiber optic cable, equipment and accessories, recognized several associates with patent awards received for developing new products and technologies within the fiber optic cable, connectivity and test […]