TIA has released a series of new informational briefing papers from its Edge Data Center Working Group. The papers are a first step towards creating an industry-driven framework for future standards development. Each paper outlines a different focus area for new Edge Data Center implementations including site selection and survivability, to security, thermal management, and operations and maintenance.
To handle higher bandwidth, improve network density, and prepare for future upgrades, more data center designers and network managers are moving to multi-fiber push-on connections or MPOs in their fiber network infrastructure. This White Paper provides an overview of all things MPO, including fiber counts, color coding, cleaning, and polarity considerations.
The Open Eye Consortium has released its 53 Gbps single-mode specification which defines the requirements for analog PAM-4 solutions for 50G SFP, 100G DSFP, 200G QSFP, and 400G QSFP-DD and OSFP single-mode modules. The MSA aims to accelerate the adoption of PAM-4 optical interconnects scaling to 50Gbps, 100Gbps, 200Gbps, and 400Gbps by expanding upon existing standards to enable optical module implementations using less complex, lower cost, lower power, and optimized analog clock and data recovery (CDR) based architectures in addition to existing digital signal processing (DSP) architectures. A whitepaper is available to view and download.
5G networks bring many new technologies and challenges to wired and wireless networks. Now multiple standards organizations require 5G mobile networks to deliver traffic-based Quality of Service (QoS), which is key to operators recovering the large costs of 5G upgrades, because data traffic is the most profitable part of their business.
The rise of hyperscale computing has created a new paradigm in the data center business, changing the landscape for providers and customers alike. Hyperscale companies have become the largest customers for leasing wholesale and build-to-suit data center space. As a result, these customers hold huge sway over data center development, which has evolved rapidly to adapt to larger requirements. Download the special report.
VIAVI’s new whitepaper examines some of the impacts 5G will have on 4G services and the hurdles operators face, as well as offering advice and guidance for operators on how best to maintain their position in the 5G race, while avoiding degradation to the 4G QoS.
Bandwidth demands continue to increase for data center operators, both within facilities and between them. The articles in this On Topic ebook look at current data center network requirements and some of the options data center network operators have to meet them.
TIA Position Paper:Trust in ICT Supply Chain Security Can Only Come from Global Industry-Driven Standards and Programs
The global telecom network is at a greater risk for #cyberattacks than ever – it threatens to disrupt business & economic growth. Learn how our industry & TIA is responding through industry-driven #ICT supply chain security standards. TIA’s position paper outlines the new landscape of security and economic risks to all those involved in developing and deploying wireless, IoT, 5G, and computer-rich networks.
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.
Power over Ethernet has become the new power grid in buildings. With new standards that allow up to 99W to be delivered, PoE has grown up and is ready to power connected devices throughout the office building, school, and hospital. Panduit’s latest ebook, The Role of PoE in the Modern Connected Enterprise, explores infrastructure considerations and emerging solutions for extending the distance of PoE delivery.