Over the past decade, data center services have shifted from predominantly web-centric to cloud-centric. Today, they are shifting once again, this time from the era of cloud computing to the intelligent era. There is a need to filter out and automatically reorganize the information before mining it for useful information. This is where artificial intelligence (AI) comes in. Some 97% of large enterprises around the world intend to use AI by 2025, according to Huawei’s Global Industry Vision (GIV).
Furukawa Electric Co has conducted an experiment in its Mie, Japan facility to demonstrate the installation of a 6912-fiber optical cable with an outer diameter of 1.14 inches (29 mm) in a 696 foot (200m) long conduit with three 90 degree curves and an inner diameter of 32mm. The conduit used was a standard product installed in conventional data center campuses. Engineers confirmed a maximum pulling tension of 84 pounds (372N), well below the maximum pulling tension of 600 pounds (2700N) specified for the cable.
Researchers at University College London claim they’ve obtained a new top internet speed of 178Tbps – a fifth quicker than the prior record and fast enough to download the entire Netflix catalog in under a second. To achieve that, the researchers used different bandwidth ranges than are typically used in commercial optical systems. Traditional fiber infrastructure uses bandwidth of 4.5THz with 9THz becoming more available commercially. In UCL experiments, the scientists used 16.8THz.
Transition Networks’ new PCIe 10 Gigabit Ethernet Fiber Network Interface Card (N-TGE-SFP-02), a PCIe 3.0 x8 bus card supporting faster transfer speeds of up to eight Giga Transfers per second (GT/s) optimized for data centers, offering connectivity flexibility and virtualization support.
As servers become more sophisticated and generate more heat, the data center liquid cooling industry is set to surpass $3 billion by 2026, according to a new research report by Global Market Insights. The matter of overheating becomes a major point of concern when it results it power outages and unplanned downtime. This has made efficient, reliable cooling, power, support systems extremely crucial.
CrossTalk Solutions, a VoIP consulting and application development company, has named the 5 finalists for its ‘Worst Server Room 2020’ contest. Contest entrants were asked to submit up to 3 pictures or up to 2 minutes of video of their server room/networking equipment/old PBX, etc. You can view the finalists on YouTube.
Data center facilities that earn the TIA’s accreditation undergo an audit to ensure they comply with the association’s standards for data center infrastructure. There program includes two types of audits and certification services: Data Center Design Validation (DCDV) and Data Center Conformity Certification (DCCC). The DCDV’s objective is to ensure that the proposed design drawings for new-build or as-built drawings of existing data centers, are complete and that the design, on paper, meets the requirements of the standard. The objective of the DCCC is to verify the data center has been implemented in conformity to the validated designs in the DCDV phase and the requirements specified in the ANSI/TIA-942.
A new technique that synchronizes the clocks of computers in under a billionth of a second can eliminate one of the hurdles for the deployment of all-optical networks, potentially leading to more efficient data centers.
Sunbird is offering free subscriptions to its Power IQ Data Center Infrastructure Management (DCIM) monitoring software to ensure non-stop operation of mission-critical healthcare infrastructure.
Understanding the role of fiber optic cassettes will become increasingly important as companies move toward 40G/100G, and managing the cable plant becomes more complicated. Fiber optic cassettes help manage the fiber connections by simplifying cable management without running new cables. In high-density network applications, cassettes ensure the efficient use of space and enable quick deployment, high reliability which eases moves, adds and changes and allows network administrators to refresh frequencies. In this webinar, we will review the types of cassettes available and how they will help the migration to 40G/100G networks.