Tag: data center

How fiber optics can future-proof a data center on an uncertain budget

The more data center managers know about extending the life of their equipment and infrastructure, the better prepared they’ll be to influence the procurement process and take advantage of funds that do become available. Two tactics to consider are: Dark fiber. Many ISPs installed more fiber than was initially needed and dark fiber can be activated and leased; and extend the life of existing fiber optic connections by upgrading termination equipment.

Editorial Guide: Data Center Interconnect Trends

Download this editorial guide to learn about the trends impacting data center interconnects. The data center interconnect space has seen a wealth of innovation – which means a lot of choices for network operators. From the physical layer to the application of artificial intelligence and open system concepts, the data center interconnect space is rapidly evolving.

Global data center market projected to 17% CAGR over next 5 years

The global data center market’s size is poised to grow by USD $284.44 billion during the period from 2019-2023, progressing at a CAGR of more than 17% during the forecast period, according to a new report by Technavio. The analyst says the market is being driven by the rise in adoption of multi-cloud and network upgrades to support 5G. The report also finds that demand planning and expansion by “hyperscalers” is expected to boost the growth of the data center market.

Webinar: Cabling Requirements for Spine-and-Leaf Topologies

The webinar will describe how to implement a spine-and-leaf data center network architecture, how spine-and-leaf is designed to ensure full connectivity among switches. It is also sometimes called full-mesh, and it requires just that—a full mesh of fiber-optic cabling to support all switch-to-switch connections. This presentation describes the spine-and-leaf topology, explaining its characteristics and deployment options. The presentation pays specific attention to the topology’s demands on cabling systems, and approaches to take in order to meet those demands.

United Fiber & Data hints at major data center and colocation customer

Dark fiber provider United Fiber & Data is building a global data center & colocation provider” for an unknown customer in the New York City area. The facility will use 25 pairs (50 fiber strands total) of dark fiber to connect a Manhattan-based data center to the customer’s facility in Secaucus, NJ, and another data center in Newark, NJ. The dark fiber is part of UFD’s wholly owned and operated, greenfield built, low-latency network that connects the company’s more than 60-mile metro fiber-optic network in New York City, which has more than 330 buildings on net.

EdgeConneX Opens its Buenos Aires Edge Data Center

EdgeConneX has launched its newest facility in Buenos Aires, Argentina. According to EdgeConneX, global service providers and local organizations throughout the region will gain access to scalable data capacity with low-latency connectivity, critical content delivery solutions, and advanced cloud services previously unavailable in this region. The data center supports and provides local connectivity, peering, and internet exchange solutions from leading network providers, including Metrotel, Silica Networks, CenturyLink, and others. It also facilitates interconnection between multiple networks and other service provider customers. 

Data center planning

Data centers are the control hubs of businesses and organizations. Complex architectures and operating workflows, as well as a range of different applications, all pose a challenge for the network infrastructure. The quality requirements that are placed on structured, application-neutral cabling are correspondingly high. Individualized planning and a high level of automatic cable management play an important role. Transmission paths and attenuation budgets must be considered right from the start in the design of a modern data center. This is because efficient cabling forms the basis for the trouble-free operation of all the processes and this factor must therefore be taken into account during the data center planning phase.