New High-Density Fiber Connectors Challenges

In response to the need for higher density in data centers, a couple of new fiber connectors have recently been introduced to the market. Because these connectors are new, test equipment with these interfaces has not yet been introduced, which presents some Tier 1 testing challenges and a shift from the traditional recommended 1-jumper reference method. Let’s take a closer look at these connector types and how to test them.

Multi-tenant data centers are key to managing data without breaking the bank

A multi-tenant data center (MTDC), also known as a colocation data center, is a facility where organizations can rent space to host their data. MTDCs provide the space and networking equipment to connect an organization to service providers at a minimal cost. Businesses can rent to meet varying needs—from a server rack to a complete purpose-built module. The scalability of usage provides the business benefits of a data center without the high price.A future-ready MTDC will offer scalability, flexibility, modularity, and stringent SLAs.

Practical impacts of bend radius on twisted-pair cable installation

Installers must consider more than just the cable in order to comply with bend-radius requirements. Support hardware, connectivity, and other equipment matter too.The requirement for maintaining proper bend radius is defined in the Generic Telecommunications Cabling for Customer Premises standard, ANSI/TIA-568.0-D. The standard’s “D” revision was published in 2015 and specifies that the minimum inside bend radius for balanced unshielded twisted-pair cable is four times the overall cable diameter.

Cisco and Dimension Data bond on co-innovation for 5G, IoT, Blockchain, Connected Conservation

Cisco and Dimension Data have announced a new co-innovation agreement that will allow them “to develop a deeper collaboration environment and framework to jointly solve clients’ business needs by utilizing Cisco’s global network of Co-Innovation Centers to drive collaboration in key areas such as 5G, Internet of Things, and Blockchain technologies.