The webinar will describe how to implement a spine-and-leaf data center network architecture, how spine-and-leaf is designed to ensure full connectivity among switches. It is also sometimes called full-mesh, and it requires just that—a full mesh of fiber-optic cabling to support all switch-to-switch connections. This presentation describes the spine-and-leaf topology, explaining its characteristics and deployment options. The presentation pays specific attention to the topology’s demands on cabling systems, and approaches to take in order to meet those demands.
Join AFL for Webinar Series that begins on August 1st. The first of a four-webinar series, From Theory to Troubleshooting—Fiber 101, will cover the basics of a fiber optic network, both point-to-point and FTTx. The theory of light transmission and network performance including loss, reflection and dispersion will be discussed. Basic terminology and units of measurement will be defined. Fundamentals of fiber cable design for utilities as well as commissioning, maintenance and troubleshooting concepts will be introduced.
This on-demand webinar looks at how optical ribbon is used to minimize deployment costs by supporting mass fusion splicing. Design constraints on traditional flat ribbon cable structures have limited the maximum cable capacity to 864 fibers in a 25 mm cable. Rollable ribbons were developed in Japan to address the design constraints imposed by traditional ribbon structures. The linear array of fibers is intermittently connected by matrix. The intermittent connection breaks the preferential bending of the ribbon structure and allows the use of design rules for a loose fiber or fiber bundle cable while supporting standard mass fusion splicing.
Is your fiber cabling plant able to handle your next tech refresh? How about multiple generations of upgrades? Depending on the makeup of your existing network and your future needs, the difference between a complete rip-and-replace and being able to reuse your fiber cabling infrastructure will have a big impact on the amount of downtime, expense and headaches you will endure.This webinar can help answer these questions, and show you ways to minimize disruptive changes during future upgrades.