Edge eats data centers – maybe…
The new IEEE Std 802.3bs-2017 standard for 400G and 200G Ethernet continues the rapid development of Ethernet to accommodate the increasing bandwidth demands of cloud data centers. The current 400G specifications cover only fiber optic media, pushing the limits of optical lane speeds and the number of parallel fibers in a link.
Global network infrastructure specialist The Siemon Company (Watertown, CT) this month announced an expansion of its data center and fiber expertise with the addition of three new industry experts, who combined bring more than 75 years of industry experience to the company.
It’s all about location when it comes to edge computing. Modern businesses rely on data to provide significant business insight and real-time management over essential business operations and processes. Large volumes of data may be routinely acquired from sensors and IoT devices running in real-time from remote places and hostile working environments virtually anywhere in the globe, and today’s organizations are drowned in a sea of information.
The technology of edge computing is growing because it helps companies get information in the fastest way. 75% of data produced by an enterprise can be created and processed outside of a traditional centralized data center or cloud, only it is required to move the data and storage as close as possible to the edge of the computing where the data is actually being processed. Edge computing technology is used in manufacturing, farming, workplace safety, network optimization, transportation, retail as well as improved healthcare services.
Edge computing raises new security concerns. When endpoints multiply, the threat landscape expands accordingly. Security teams need to be in communication with operations and networking teams in order to be able to make edge-based computing work securely. Many times, edge-based compute gets deployed, but the security implications are overlooked. Read the full article at: http://www.csoonline.com
Reduce Data Center Power Consumption While Expanding Bandwidth and Fiber Density with Corning’s Fiber-to-the-Chip Connectivity Solution | Corning
As their capacity increases, data centers are running into a major problem: keeping energy costs under control. Corning’s fiber-to-the-chip connectivity solution helps reduce data center power consumption while expanding bandwidth and fiber density.
Extreme heat and drought are bringing sharper scrutiny of data center water use, and testing assumptions about climate in some data center destinations. The heightened awareness of water constraints is raising the bar for fast-growing hyperscale computing specialist, as well as data center developers.
While large organizations have already embraced structured cabling systems, many SMEs are still working without a dedicated cabling infrastructure in place. The article makes the case for why a structured cabling system for SMEs is equally important as it is for any large organization and conglomerate.
This tutorial will explain what type of optical fiber to choose for your installation as well as all the steps to follow to make the connection between our two switches.