With the rapid development of data centers, super-large data centers are planning to move from 100G to 400G. High-density data center is becoming the director of the next-generation data center.
Keeping up with the evolving data center: part 1 – emerging technologies and related challenges – DCD
Traffic between data centers (DCI traffic) is growing faster than the other categories of traffic. This rapid growth is fueled by the increase in content distribution networks, the proliferation of cloud services and the need to move data between clouds and to the edge. There’s an ever-growing volume of data that must be replicated across different data centers which puts pressure on DCI networks to be flexible, resilient and adapt quickly to changing bandwidth demands.
Structured cabling in the data center can help enterprise business thrive coming out of the pandemic
Hyperscale and large cloud data centers tend to be early adopters that shape the industry, with their practices ultimately becoming the standard for data center design and deployment. Current connectivity trends within these spaces are supporting the need to quickly and cost-effectively ramp up capacity in response to emerging technologies and the demand for high-speed, low-latency performance in the evolving digital economy and COVID-19 world.
Color-coded cables to make the installation, management and maintenance of fiber and other cables in the data center easier. Different colors are used on the cable’s outer jacket, inner jacket and connector and can help distinguish fiber grades, identify fiber patch cords, separate ports and differentiate connector boots.
SFP28 stands for Small Form-Factor Pluggable 28. It is the third generation of the SFP interconnect systems designed for 25G performance per the IEEE 802.3by specification (25GBASE-CR). It has the same common form factor as the SFP+, and supports 25Gbps electrical interfaces per channel, making it a cost-effective way to connect within racks and across adjascent racks. It has the characteristics of low power consumption, small volume and high speed, which is beneficial to increase capacity of data center, improve port density and reduce power consumption.
The future of data centers will rely on cloud, hyperconverged infrastructure and more powerful devices.
When testing, you will encounter different applications, cabling and connectivity in different functional areas of a data center. This blog post will help you understand each functional area and what you will likely need to test in each.
White Paper: Understanding 10G to 400G Ethernet Speeds, Transceivers, and Selecting the Correct Fiber Optic Connectivity for Your Data Center
AThe data center industry is witnessing a rapidly increasing need for bandwidth, accelerating the transition to 400G. AFL’s latest White Paper examines Ethernet speeds and transceivers, and provides a guide to choosing the right fiber optic infrastructure.
To identify the most suitable colo candidates, many users begin with a simple web search referencing the desired geographical locations. Then, to shortlist the options, users generally evaluate candidates on 12 attributes, including capacity, reliability, efficiency, telecom, risk avoidance, managed services, financial stability, expertise, and costs. Factors most important to some enterprises, such as low cost or cloud direct-connect circuit availability, may be less important to others who might be focused on scalability or cooling density instead. Users must prioritize features and benefits when down-selecting candidate facilities for further consideration.
Why High-Precision Fiber Optic Testing & Measurement is Important for Revolutionizing Data Transmission & Cloud Storage
This article explains why high-precision fiber optic testing and measurement is important for revolutionizing data transmission and cloud storage. For ultra-fast and reliable data transmission & cloud storage, accurate and reliable fiber optic measurement is the essence of quality control. High precision measuring tools provide for real-time measurement of optical fiber cables, product categorization, process testing, and optimization.