Tag: Data Centers

UC Berkeley, NTT partner on smart campus pilot project

UC Berkeley and NTT  announced a connected campus pilot project that will leverage technology to “smartly” transform the UC Berkeley Parking and Transportation Department by analyzing use patterns, easing traffic congestion, and increasing pedestrian safety in the Bancroft Way area of campus. The pilot will incorporate NTT’s Accelerate Smart data platform and Dell Technologies’ modular data center infrastructure for edge deployments of high-definition optical sensors and IoT devices that monitor traffic-related issues.

Future for multimode fiber and the opportunities it presents to the data center market

Multimode Fiber is still the front runner in modern Enterprise Data Centers as it provides a low-cost way to transport high data rates over relatively shorter or smaller distances. MMF has evolved from being optimized for multi-megabit-per-second transmission using LED light sources to being optimized for supporting multi gigabit transmission using 850m VCSEL (Vertical Cavity Surface Emitting Laser), which tend to be more affordable than their single mode counterparts.

Webinar: Corning See the Light® Data Center Virtual Class Series

Join Corning for a complimentary six-part Live Webinar Series on “Staying Connected with the Data Center.” This series aims to provide quality training in the latest applications and solutions in the Data Center world, while also sharing best practices to make better informed decisions on meeting bandwidth requirements both now and in the future. Topics include scaling from 10G to 400G, the technology roadmap for optical transceivers, and what considerations data center infrastructure professionals should keep in mind to enable this evolution.

OCP ORv3 power shelf supports emerging 48-volt data center infrastructure

Advanced Energy’s Artesyn Embedded Power product group is introducing a new Open Compute Project Open Rack version 3 (OCP ORv3) power shelf, designed to support the move to 48-volt data center infrastructure. Moving from 12-volt to 48-volt power distribution reduces the current draw by a factor of four and reduces conduction losses by a factor of 16. This results in significantly better thermal performance, smaller busbars and increased efficiency.

Challenges for Hyperscale Networks

Arguably the biggest challenge for hyperscalers is continuity and, by association, reliability. New findings generated by a survey from Uptime Institute revealed that over 10% of all respondents said their most recent reportable outage cost them more than $1m in direct and indirect costs. On March 13th, 2019, Facebook suffered its worst-ever outage, affecting the estimated 2.7 billion users of its core social network, Instagram and messaging applications, Facebook Messenger, and WhatsApp. By extrapolating the company’s 2018 revenue figures, CCN estimated that the blackout could have cost Facebook up to $90 million in lost revenue based on an income of $106,700 per minute. With so many businesses relying on hyperscale data centers to provide the IT backbone to their operations, any downtime can have a substantial impact and sometimes catastrophic ramifications.

Researchers develop world’s top-class 400-Gbps optical engine

Researchers in South Korea have developed ultra-fast transmitting/receiving optical engine that can provide stable and improved data transfer speed for data centers. The new technology sends eight times as much data as conventional methods in each linecard/server. It is expected to contribute to solving data traffic congestion in data centers where the demand for fast data speed has increased due to high-definition video content and services using artificial intelligence and cloud computing.