Network and data center managers have their own favorite brands when it comes to connectivity, cabinets, PDUs and cable management. But every now and then, a brand fails to deliver. That’s exactly what happened at Humana, the 3rd largest health insurance company in the nation. Despite their brand loyalty on fiber connectivity, the jumpers they were using just didn’t cut it when it came to port access in high-density patching areas or needing to change polarity on the fly.
Increasingly, applications at the network edge—Internet of Things, artificial intelligence, machine-to-machine communications and the like—are generating tremendous amounts of data. Many such applications demand ultra-reliable low-latency (mid, single-digit millisecond) performance. The challenges of coping with this growing flood of data—to and from the edge—are keeping data center managers awake at night. Here’s what we know.
Sometimes, when there are problems in the field, it’s just bad cable. We’re talking about cable that is bad, off the spool before the installer has even had a chance to touch it. This is not a common occurrence, but it’s something we’re prepared for and you should be, too. The vast majority of the time, it’s because someone cut corners and went for the budget special from some unknown manufacturer, but even reputable manufacturers have slipped up. Here’s an example that came into out Technical Assistance Center (TAC) just last month.
The new Tellabs® 1000 Multiservice Access Platform (MSAP) Feature Package 18.0 (FP18), and the new Tellabs® IP-POTS VoIP plug-in card, has entered the Limited Availability product lifecycle process, offering service providers a cost-effective, migration from analog voice to VoIP.
The new HD Flex Zone Raised Floor Enclosure from Panduit is an in-floor enclosure that fits into a single tile. The small foot print maximizes the space in the data center and reduces congestion in racks and cabinets.
In this podcast, TIA’s CEO David Stehlin, shares insights on how 5G promises to transform our lives and our economy by offering expanded network connectivity, speed, and capacity. Insights include: How the advent of 5G will change current network setups; Why 5G’s digital transformation is emerging at this time, and what is needed to ensure its success; the risks to the global supply chain as new technologies are added to networks; and how businesses can take steps to ensure a secure supply chain.
AFL to launch Xpress Fiber Management (XFM-28) dual access module panel. Designed to maximize module capacity through both front and rear access in four rack units (RUs), the panel is billed as ideal for use where additional rack space is unavailable. The XFM-28 doubles the capacity of traditional 14-slot, front-access only 4RU panels and offers 28 slots to accommodate AFL’s LGX modules (14 front and 14 rear). Lightweight and robust, the panel offers routing flexibility.
By enabling higher speeds, lower latencies, and more #M2M connections, the arrival of #5G #networking is already sparking a revolution amongst #datacenters. Entire industries are simultaneously planning for a new era of connectivity and bracing themselves for what is set to be one of the most influential roll-outs in technological history. And there’s more to come.
Rosenberger OSI and FiberCon are working together to develop an MTP®/MPO version of FiberCon’s CrossCon® system to further optimize data center operations.
In 2020, four key trends — Upstream Bandwidth, Smart networks, Visualization and Distribution — will move us closer to real-world improvements to speed, capacity, and efficiency coming to networks around the world, while making meaningful improvements in the way that operators manage their networks and consumers experience broadband.