With proven high-performance and availability, Brocade's line of X-6 directors are the choice for the majority of large enterprise data centers that require increased capacity, greater throughput, and higher levels of reliability in their storage networks. Matched with port replication data center managers will find an effectively scaled and built high-density fiber infrastructure to meet data growth demands and handle more interconnects to servers and storage - all while maximizing rack space and ease of workability.
When trying to determine what transceivers and fiber cable to use in your installation, determining the speed needed and the distance of the fiber cable needs to run are critical factors that must be taken into account when making your decision.
Fiber optic cabling is a key part of the infrastructure that forms a solid foundation for your network. For this, and several other reasons, fiber optic cables prove to play an important role in your network’s performance. That’s why our team takes steps to help educate people about their cabling infrastructure and design in order to boost performance and reliability, and to achieve desired results.We hope that with this information, you will be better equipped to make decisions and take an effective approach to your cabling for your organization.
What does virtual reality, McLaren cars, soccer, top golf and CABLExpess cables all have in common? All are elements that you may never think of as utilizing Dell's technology, but all were a part of the 2018 Dell Technologies World.
Did you know, fiber optic cables have glass in them? Much like a shipping box, fiber optic cables are well protected and must be handled with care. Here are some basic best practices for handling fiber optic cables.
Cabling in the data center is a key component of your infrastructure. However, it can sometimes be overlooked or taken for granted. That can be a costly mistake causing a variety of problems. On the other hand, when you implement a smart, high-quality data center cabling design, you’ll see a variety of benefits. To help you achieve these benefits, our data center cabling architects and experienced industry experts have created a series of valuable white papers full of insights.
The traditional, three-tier layout has been dominant for decades. However, a spine and leaf design removes a “hop” that allows for a myriad of benefits. It now becomes predictable, scalable and solves the east-west traffic problem. Learn why a spine and leaf design is right for you.
It’s been nearly a year since CABLExpress released and deployed its Multi-Path™ solution. The Multi-Path™ solution seeks to deliver a simple, effective fiber path and polarity system that effectively handles multiple paths, such as duplex or parallel signals, with no disruption or added cost. Now with hundreds of installations under our belt, the verdict is in: the Multi-Path solution has more than delivered on what it promised.
In this decade we have seen a shift in structured data center cabling from copper to fiber and a hybrid mix of both. It’s important to note that managing a hybrid connectivity data center is complex, but can be done effectively with a proper structured cabling solution.
The average cost, per square foot, to build and populate a new small sized data center can be challenging. The cost per square foot can range from $200 to $1000 depending on renovations to an existing building, or starting from scratch. While power and cooling are primary topics of consideration, cabling is also important! So important, C-NET CDCDP Training reports the cost of cabling when building a new data center is 5% to 6% of the overall expense, when running point to point connections.