Southeast Asia has clinched the top spot globally as the mobile economy hot spot, taking over giant economies like China. This is due to the growth in smartphone penetration in this region, which is touted as the gateway to mobile commerce. That said, the lack of robust digital infrastructure is a hurdle both the public and private sectors in Indonesia need to overcome in order to realize this billion-dollar potential. According to Gartner, Indonesia spends lesser in building digital infrastructure compared to its neighbors like Thailand, Malaysia and Singapore. In order to reap the full benefits of digital transformation, investing in ICT is key, especially data center and network capabilities as these are backbones to successful implementation of innovative technologies.
The choice for data center media will always be a contentious topic, especially in networking a purpose-built facility like data centers. Building a data center architecture using both fiber and copper or selective use of both depends on a variety of criteria.
The FBI and the Department of Justice (DOJ) cut the ribbon on the FBI’s new data center in Pocatello, Idaho on 11/18. The new data center provides the FBI and DOJ with140,000 square feet of additional space, accommodating both data center and office space capacity and allows them to consolidate almost 100 data centers throughout the DOJ.
In the world of the data center, PDUs have a dual meaning. One is for an enclosure sitting at the end of a row of server racks that provides power for the row. The other PDU sits inside the individual server rack to fan out power. These rack PDUs are the devices that all IT equipment eventually gets plugged into.
R&M has launched its latest fiber-optic platform, Netscale 72, which offers RFID-based automated port documentation and visual guidance of work orders. The Netscale 72 fiber-optic distribution platform natively supports the two parallel optical cabling types — BASE8 and BASE12. This means that distribution modules for both applications fit into the same drawers of the system. Via the platform, data centers can customize trunk cabling within existing racks and enclosures, simply by changing or adding cassettes.
Credo, a specialist in serializer-deserializer (SerDes) semiconductor technology driving high-performance, low power connectivity for 100G, 400G, and 800G port enabled networks, has joined the Open Compute Project (OCP) as a community member. OCP is an open consortium aiming to design and enable the delivery of the most efficient server, storage, and data center hardware for scalable computing.
This guide aims to provide an entry-level understanding of the term and what it means in the context of the data center market and global IT landscape.
This White Paper covers what design strategy colocation facilities can utilize to save on time, space and costs.
Any company facing questions about the best way to scale IT operations needs to decide whether it wants to build out new on-premises infrastructure or turn to a colocation provider. Issues to consider include redundancy and reliability; connectivity and scalability; and costs and efficiency.
While 400G is the answer to increasing data demands, there will be an initial struggle on the network backbone in supporting these initiatives and fulfilling the promise of higher-capacity transport. 400G is not a natural extension to existing network infrastructure, and requires taking into account new restrictions and a redesign of the optical network infrastructure. 400G capacity over a single wavelength with its high baud rate is simply too spectrally wide to pass through the 50-GHz filters and fixed grid ROADMs (reconfigurable optical add-drop multiplexers). A new “runway” is required to reap the benefits of this new technology.