Data Center

Knowledge you should know about 100G Ethernet Transmission

What standard addresses 100G, and when will this standard be complete? The IEEE 802.3ba technical requirements were ratified in the recent April 2010 sponsor ballot. The document has been forwarded for approval to RevCom and is expected to be released in June 2010. When is customer implementation of 100G expected? Early end-user adoption is expected […]

Data Center


MTP: SOLUTION DE RACCORDEMENT OPTIQUE TRÈS HAUTE DENSITÉ POUR LE DATA CENTER La solution est constituée de sous ensemble modulaires : Des TRUNKS optiques souple équipés du connecteur haute densité MTP qui délivre 12 liaisons optiques sur 16 mm²seulement Des cassettes haute densité MTP encliquetable jusqu’à24 connecteurs LC monomode ou multi mode OM4. Des tiroirs […]

Data Center

Introduction to Data Center Structured Cabling Guide

What is a Point-to-Point (P2P) Cabling System? The point-to-point (p2p) cabling system is constructed with direct connections. Patch cables are used to connect one device such as a router, switch, server or storage unit directly to another device. As the number of connections in a data center increases due to normal growth, a point-to-point cabling system is […]

Data Center

Components of a Data Center

Data centers are comprised of a high speed, high demand networking communication systems capable of handling the traffic for Storage Area Networks (SAN), Network Attached Storage (NAS), file/ application/web server farms, and other components located in the controlled environment. The control of the environment relates to humidity, flood, electrical, temperature, fire controls, and of course, physical access. Communication in […]

Data Center

Data Center Storage Network Technology Introduction

Storage network technology has developed in the following three main configurations: Direct Attached Storage (DAS), Network Attached Storage (NAS), and Storage Area Networks (SAN). Direct Attached Storage (DAS) DAS is the traditional method of locally attaching storage devices to servers via a direct communication path between the server and storage devices. As shown in Figure […]

Data Center Data Transmission

FAQ about microQSFP

Q: What will the microQSFP (Micro Quad Small-Form-Factor Pluggable) MSA address and the microQSFP specification define? (Optical interfaces and copper?) A: The microQSFP MSA will develop a specification for a new compact module form factor, microQSFP, and make the specification available to the industry to promote industry adoption of compatible products that can be used […]

Data Center

Migrating to 40 and 100G with OM3 and OM4 connectivity

With the continued requirement for expansion and scalability in the data center, cabling infrastructures must provide reliability, manageability and flexibility. Deployment of an optical connectivity solution allows for an infrastructure that meets these requirements for current and future data rates. A key factor when choosing the type of optical connectivity is scalability. Scalability refers to […]

Data Center

Intelligent Category 8 plug with integral circuit board technology

Optical Cable Corporation (OCC) announced that it is introducing a new Category 8 RJ45 plug with integral circuit board technology that provides advanced control of crosstalk, return loss and other impediments, “ensuring consistent performance at higher frequencies up to 2000 MHz.” The company continued, “Category 8 Ethernet cable will play a major role in meeting […]

Data Center

Why MPO/MTP Connector End Face Geometry is Important?

End face geometry is an essential characteristic of repeatable and reliable optical fiber connections. Overall performance of fiber optic connectivity depends on the mechanical characteristics that control alignment and physical contact of the fiber cores. End face geometry parameters for MPO/MTP connectivity include: Angle of the polish – Horizontal or X axis (RX and GX) […]

100G & 400G Data Center

40 Gigabit Duplex Fiber Solutions

There’s been a lot of talk lately surrounding bidirectional 40 Gb/s duplex applications, or BiDi for short. Currently offered as a solution by Cisco®, BiDi runs over duplex OM3 or OM4 multimode fiber using QSFP modules and wavelength division multiplexing (WDM) technology. It features two 20 Gb/s channels, each transmitting and receiving simultaneously over two […]