Understand 10G SFP+ Transceiver From the Perspective of Connecting Cable Types

Different SFP+ transceivers can provide a wide variety of connectivity options. There are several approaches for us to understand 10G SFP+ transceivers family. For example, with the compliance to different 10G Ethernet standard, we can classify transceivers as 10GBase-SR, 10GBase-LR, 10GBase-ER, 10GBase-ZR etc. Or viewing from the port type, we can see the difference between the SFP+ transceiver configured with duplex LC connector or a RJ-45 connector. But there is another approach we can understand and distinguish SFP+ transceivers. And That is waht I am going to talk about: the Connecting Cable Types.

What’s Driving Structured Cabling Market Growth?

The increase in demand for optical fiber is the key trend of global structured cabling market because of its ability to support higher speed data transfer. The key drivers responsible for the growth of global structured cabling market are drastic rise in internet penetration, high adoption rate of automation for home and industries, high bandwidth demand across the industries, rising trend of communication infrastructure & also the convergence of data centers.

Clever patching for high availability in the data center

Adds, moves and changes in the data center require re-patching. Network documentation is essential to enable a comprehensive overview and offers starting points if failures  or problems occur, or special upgrades have to be imported. Equally important: the documentation also helps to identify possible risks in the event of planned changes or extensions to the network infrastructure. Misplaced patches can lead to interruptions in active data transmission and thus to data loss, which can be cost-intensive for the company.

Webinar: Curbing the Cost of Data Center Cooling

Not only are cooling costs for data centers already red hot and rising with energy prices, they are impacted by continual changes in IT equipment and racks. According to ENERGY STAR, the energy required for a data center’s cooling is 10 times greater than that required for other buildings regardless of climate region. This webinar will provide tips on reducing cooling costs in both free-standing data centers and in-building centers.

Data Center Outages Cost Nearly $9,000 Per Minute

Yikes! A study from Emerson Network Power,  2016 Cost of Data Center Outages, estimates that every minute of an unplanned outage in the data center costs $8,851 in 2013, up from $5,617 in 2010. Maximum downtime costs are rising faster than average, increasing 81% since 2010 to a current high of $2,409,991. UPS system failure, including UPS and batteries, is the #1 cause of unplanned data center outages, accounting for one-quarter of all such events. Cybercrime represents the fastest growing cause of data center outages, rising from 2% of outages in 2010 to 18% in 2013 to 22% for those sampled in the latest cost of downtime study.

Robots in the Data Center

According to a recent study, each minute of data center downtime costs approximately $9,000. Network operators searching for ways to improve uptime, are turning to robots to automatically update the physical layer. Robotic fiber switching adds hands-free automation via software to the physical network connection activity. Each passive fiber connection is securely latched, low latency, and agnostic to data rates or protocols.

Report: Industrial PoE market is fragmented – yet accelerating

Technavio’s latest research report indicates that the Industrial Power Over Ethernet Market is forecast to grow to USD $37.54 million, at a CAGR of 6%, from 2019 to 2023. The emergence of smart factories will propel the demand for industrial Power over Ethernet during the forecast period, also supported by the advent of 5G communication technology, rise in adoption of IIoT connected devices in industrial processes, and the emerging standards in Power over Ethernet.

Industrial Edge Represents a “New Frontier” Says Microsoft CTO

Microsoft’s CTO is bullish on the impact of the industrial edge and its ability to transform industries by ramping up productivity and efficiencies. Edge computing has the potential to transform industries ranging from agriculture to industrial manufacturing and healthcare with its ability to offer real-time data analysis and insight from billions of devices in the field.  Schneider Electric research shows only about 15% of companies have deployed Internet of Things technology to support industrial applications – which are a prime driver behind edge computing.