Tag: Data Centers

Do You Know about Active Optical Cables (AOCs)?

Active optical cables (AOCs) are used for short-range multi-lane data communication and interconnect applications. Usually, the wire transmission of optical communication should belong to passive part, but AOC is an exception. AOCs consist of multimode optical fiber, fiber optic transceivers, control chip and modules. They use electrical-to-optical conversion on the cable ends to improve speed and distance performance of the cable without sacrificing compatibility with standard electrical interfaces.

Network Infrastructure Design Lessons from Converged Traffic Lanes

Judging by the amount of traffic many people face on their morning commutes, anticipating demand and traffic flow is often the greatest stumbling block. My daily commute to work is a prime example: I’m stuck in the traffic on a six-lane highway where it converges into just two lanes ahead. As the car inches forward each time, I find myself repeating in my head “Who designed this highway?” Clearly, I didn’t think this was the most brilliant approach to improve traffic flow. Data center managers go through similar thinking processes when designing the network. The design stage is critical; it practically decides the outcome of a project, and most importantly, whether the investments are fully maximized.

Synergy Research counts 500+ hyperscale data centers worldwide

New data from Synergy Research Group shows that the number of large data centers operated by hyperscale providers increased to 504 at the end of the third quarter, having tripled since the beginning of 2013. According to the researcher, the EMEA and Asia-Pac regions continue to have the highest growth rates — though the US still accounts for almost 40% of the major cloud and internet data center sites. The next most popular locations are China, Japan, the UK, Germany and Australia, which collectively account for another 32% of the total.

What hampered the deployment of 40G / 100G transceiver in data center? –

This article explores some practical problems and difficulties in the application of high-speed transceiver in the data center. For example, the 40G / 100G high-speed transceiver has not developed a revolutionary new photoelectric conversion technology, but by upgrading the manufacturing process, the original 10G transceiver technology to expand. In essence, for the 10G transceiver, by increasing the number of transceiver fiber to enhance the bandwidth. 

Singlemode or multimode glass fiber: What is the next trend?

The biggest challenge in selecting the right fiber type is to carry out a comprehensive analysis of current and future requirements. . For most data center operators, aspects such as high bandwidth, low or adjusted latencies and various aspects of power management play a decisive role in their decision. Of course, the costs for optical transceivers as well as system and installation costs must also be kept in mind. As data transfer speeds and technologies continue to evolve, structured cabling should always support network infrastructures with data rates beyond the current data rates.

Applications Beyond 100G – 1265166

Trailblazing network operators including service providers and hyperscale data centers are pushing transmission speeds up to 400 Gbits/sec. While these few users are facing the headwinds that challenge early adopters, they also are paving a path for future network owner/operators, who will benefit from the standards and technical developments that will enable widespread deployment of greater-than-100G speeds. This webcast seminar examines the roadmap to speeds beyond 100G, discussing the options that currently exist and that are emerging for future adopters. The seminar provides an opportunity for users that are pushing 100G speeds today to learn and plan for their next generations of network upgrades.

Altice Portugal prepares for future #datacenter needs.

Today’s data center cabling infrastructure must be designed to offer a competitive advantage and a lower cost of ownership immediately. As a result, the evolution path to higher speeds such as 40G and 100G data rates, as well as next-generation applications such as cloud computing and virtualization, must be ensured early in the data center cabling infrastructure design and planning process. Find out how Altice Portugal has prepared for future #datacenter needs.

Case Study: Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin Data Center

The Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin completed a 5,000 square foot data center project. The installation included  From the data center’s core cabinets out of the MDF, there are 96 strands of SM fiber and 24 strands of 50um OM4 MM fiber. There is also 200 pair of copper connections back to the MDF. From the MDF, an equal amount of fiber connects out to the owner’s network. There are 3,504 strands of 50um OM4 fiber, for over 7,000 terminations. This fiber connects 46 individual server cabinets, as well as fiber distribution cabinets. All of this fiber is the Systimax instaPATCH pre-terminated cabling solution, connected to high density LC cassettes. There is also 144 Cat 6 copper cables that interconnect each POD back to the core.

Rosenberger named USConec partner supplier for MDC duplex connectors and panels

USConec and Rosenberger are collaborating in the deployment of USConec’s MDC 3X density solution for hyperscale data centers and other applications. Offering 3X the density of duplex LC connectors, the MDC duplex connector offers simple insertion/extraction using a built-in push/pull boot, and field-polarity configurability. This ensures the MDC platform meets today’s challenges of high-density fiber management in data center environments.