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.
Rosenberger OSI and FiberCon are working together to develop an MTP®/MPO version of FiberCon’s CrossCon® system to further optimize data center operations.
3 predictions for the Data Center Market: AI will drive adoption of new technologies; DC operators will increase their use of new AI to maximize employee productivity; and advanced technologies like 5G start to find their way in the data center.
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.
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.
The 2020 State of the Edge Report estimates that over $700 billion (€631 billion) in cumulative CAPEX will be spent within the next decade on edge IT infrastructure and data centre facilities.
The runup to Brexit has been a period of surprisingly strong investment in digital infrastructure in both the UK and EU, as data center users have moved to diversify their geographic footprints, with lots of new deployments by hyperscale customers. Brexit concerns have factored into a surge of investment in subsea telecommunications cables, including several that directly connect Ireland to Europe, bypassing the UK.
The robot-driven data center is closer to reality with the introduction of a robotic system to swap servers from a tank of cooling liquid.
Internet2, working with CenturyLink, Ciena, and Juniper Networks demonstrated the ability to transmit 400 Gigabit Ethernet traffic over a 1,367-mile circuit at the SC19 super-computing conference in Denver. The link connected the conference’s SCinet network in Denver to the StarLight data center in Chicago.
To achieve successful migration to 40 or 100-200-400 Gb, it is important to consider the fiber/transceiver options and cost implications (particularly the cost of managing high volumes of fiber cable on distribution frames and in pathways). During this webinar will show the advantages of a high-performance MM fiber coupled with BiDi transceivers as a cost effective migration option that proves very practical in minimizing fiber distribution element ‘sprawl’ and assuring that cable pathways are manageable.