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Parallel or Serial Transmission in Fiber Optic Systems

As data rates have increased in response to more demanding applications, the market has gravitated to parallel optics. This trend is being supported by the consistent demand for MPO-based cabling, a datacenter staple for more than a decade. Using laser-optimized...

Leaf Spine Architecture in DC

Let’s look at a more recent switch architecture type known as leaf/Spine. It is becoming apparent that fiber connectivity in data centers is getting more complex and that traditional methods for fiber connectivity management may not be sufficient.  Data center design...

Cable Containment in the DataCenter

There are many types of cable pathway or containment methods and products available: Tray or basket - These are generally the most cost effective and may provide the best solution in a collocation center where cabling change-outs and upgrades are common. Raceways -...
Leaf Spine Architecture in DC

Leaf Spine Architecture in DC

Let’s look at a more recent switch architecture type known as leaf/Spine. It is becoming apparent that fiber connectivity in data centers is getting more complex and that traditional methods for fiber connectivity management may not be sufficient.  Data center design...

Cable Containment in the DataCenter

Cable Containment in the DataCenter

There are many types of cable pathway or containment methods and products available: Tray or basket - These are generally the most cost effective and may provide the best solution in a collocation center where cabling change-outs and upgrades are common. Raceways -...

Simple Cabling Steps to Help Airflow in DCs

Simple Cabling Steps to Help Airflow in DCs

Overhead telecommunications cabling may improve cooling efficiency and is a best practice where ceiling heights will permit. This can substantially reduce airflow losses due to obstructions and turbulence caused by under floor cabling and cabling pathways. If...

MPO Connector Pin Configurations

MPO Connector Pin Configurations

Because of the large number of fibers in MPO connectors, arrayed over a very small space, these connectors required enhanced alignment mechanisms. The MPO interface has a pair of high precision alignment pins on one half of the connection and mating high precision...

Types of Cloud Computing and Networks

Types of Cloud Computing and Networks

Cloud computing can be defined as a set of network offerings and technologies enabling IT functions to be delivered via a third party as a real-time service.  Cloud computing may provide many IT organizations with the opportunity for substantial cost savings in both...

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