March 28, 2013 by Teri Kelly
Port replication is a patching system that mirrors (duplicates) the active electronics in a passive environment. This reduces cable management issues, opportunities for patching errors and wear and tear on active ports.
Basically this means that you set your switch and cable it once (replicate) to your MDA. That way [...] Continue Reading…
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March 26, 2013 by Josh Taylor
Making a mistake with fiber cables can cause downtime in a data center, and nobody wants that! Fiber cables are very sturdy and flexible, but if the following mistakes are made – those attributes won’t mean diddly!
Never exceed the bend radius of your cable.
The rule of thumb for installed [...] Continue Reading…
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March 21, 2013 by Teri Kelly
As speeds increase and new equipment is added to the data center you may notice that your infrastructure isn’t behaving in the way you’d like it to. In the past, connectivity in the data center has been achieved using the old tried and true “point-to-point” cabling. Basically, every time [...] Continue Reading…
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March 19, 2013 by Josh Taylor
Fiber optic cabling provides the massive amounts of bandwidth needed to run today’s bandwidth-hungry data centers. However, end face contamination can virtually cripple the high performance that fiber cabling offers. End face contamination is the silent killer of fiber optic cable assembly performance! The good news is that it [...] Continue Reading…
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March 14, 2013 by Teri Kelly
Follow TIA-942 Standard
The TIA-942 focuses on the physical layout of the cabling infrastructure. A structured cabling system can grow and move as data center needs change and throughput demands increase. It is the ideal way to prepare for migration to 40/100G speeds. Basically, you avoid running point to point [...] Continue Reading…
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