Category: FOTC

Webinar: Edge Data Centers

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.

OFS to instruct at Fiber Connect 2019

Don’t miss the two educational sessions led by OFS at the annual Fiber Connect conference, June 3-5, 2019. Their “Fiber Broadband Starter Kit” session will discuss the drivers behind the insatiable demand for bandwidth and the role of fiber in today’s network. Participants will learn the definitions and details of typical fiber network components, installation techniques, and trade-offs for different network architectures. Next up, John George, senior director of solutions and professional services for OFS will moderate a panel entitled “Fiber Broadband Case Studies for Multifamily Properties” will discuss how the growth in optical fiber to Multiple Dwelling Units (MDU) and Multiple Tenant Units (MTU) offers both challenges and opportunities to service providers.

MultiFiber Pro- Optical Power Meter and Light Source: By Fluke Networks

Fluke’s MultiFiber Pro tests MPO fiber trunks without the use of fan-out cords. The tester offers automatic scanning and testing of all 12 fibers in MPO connectors and ensures correct end-to-end connectivity of MPO fiber trunks with built-in polarity verification. The tester features a simple user interface that displays all 12 fibers and the ability to drill down to a single fiber test result.

Big Data and the IoT’s effect on Data Centers

Technology usage patterns have evolved considerably over the decade. Today’s consumers are creating and churning data at an unprecedented rate. Mobile phones and tablets equipped with multiple sensors are constantly transmitting data. In the home, various automation devices like Nest thermostats and Dropcams are also contributing to the data glut. As our lives revolve around data, so the data center has become a virtual storage vault for this critical asset. 

Webinar: Scaling to 400G – The Need for Speed

As transmission speeds increase in data center and enterprise networks, it becomes increasingly important to adopt a cabling-infrastructure strategy that considers multiple generations of network evolution. Deploying a cabling system that can support current and future needs requires thoughtful planning, and also requires an approach that is both robust and flexible. This webinar will describe in detail how to plan and implement a fiber-optic cabling infrastructure that supports port breakout for today’s applications.

The Road to Connectivity is on the Backbone Pathway

Business owners and IT managers know high-speed internet is essential for productivity in the work place. A building with little or no connectivity does not work, literally. The typical means of connecting to a service uses optical networks for a single company or multi-tenant building. Cables or fibers run into optical connections located in the entrance facility (main telecom room). These rooms are also referred to as MPOP or the DMARC (DeMARCation) point. At that point, the service provider supplies a router as a handoff point somewhere outside the building. But this leaves a gap in service from the handoff point to the building and a backbone pathway is needed for connectivity.