Tag: Data Centers

Gathering Clouds to Unleash a Flood of Data: How will Data Centers Cope?

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.

Fan-out Technology in 40G Data Center

Fan-out(breakout of a harness) cabling Technology is widely deployed in 40G data centers which are in need of high data rate and higher port density. Fan-out technology is just like the water pipeline in a building. Water is transferred from the main trunk pipeline, and then it fans out to several pipelines that have small diameters to pump it to every house.

The data storage industry’s 5 hottest trends in 2020

The Internet of Things, artificial intelligence, 5G and the rise of the edge have been catalysts for the growth of opportunities to derive new data-driven business value. The five hottest trends include: mass capacity storage devices deployed in the public cloud; open architectures will continue to be in demand; data security and protection will become even more important; and innovation and collaboration will continue to drive the trend toward better connectivity.

Data Centers in a 5G Era

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.

Tech Primer: Dark Fiber, Lit Fiber and Wavelengths

To fulfill the growing demand for bandwidth driven by Cloud services, IoT and interconnected infrastructures, dark fiber providers have entered the market and are working to provide massive bandwidth, low latency, and high quality connectivity to the end customer in the form of raw glass: dark fiber.This article explains the basic concepts of fiber optics and the difference between dark fiber, lit fiber and wavelengths. You can learn about the pros and cons of dark fiber versus lit services from carriers.
 

Optical Cabling in the Data Center: Preventing problems through testing

The seamless interconnect of data center facilities is needed to deliver lightning-fast speeds, and yet internet content providers (ICPs) have grown at such a rate there has barely been enough time to create the rigorous testing regiment necessary. Add the rising cost of cabling infrastructure and the array of interoperability protocols to the mix, and the scale of the challenge becomes even more overwhelming.

What will a data center at the edge look like?

Edge sites are typically smaller than traditional data centers, requiring far less physical space, and often turning up in places that weren’t originally designed for IT networks. Edge computing racks often are deployed in closets or repurposed rooms in hospitals, schools, or even military sites in the middle of the desert. Key elements are: Monitoring, building in redundancies, securing the edge, closed-loop cooling systems, protection against the elements, and more.