In September 2020, Broadcom launched the Fibre Channel industry’s first Gen7 switch portfolio. This move doubles their Gen6 performance to 64Gbps, checking off another stop on the Fibre Channel Roadmap. Here's what it means for your technology and cabling infrastructure.
Recently, CABLExpress was contacted by a large, enterprise-class data center to evaluate offshore fiber optic trunking product. The initial reason for their concern was that the trunks were emitting a significant odor. This ‘off-gassing’ of the product, if you will, produced a potent and unbearable smell.
And just like that, after much anticipation and uncertainly, the first-ever virtual TIA-42 Telecommunication Cabling Systems conference has come to an end. The second quarter of 2020 certainly saw some unprecedented events.
Back in the day, IBM and its mainframe were the industry’s most stable, resilient and secure enterprise system. But is the mainframe a dying technology? Its flexible and adaptable platform has catered to customers’ needs better than any other. As IBM continues to reinvent around the evolving needs and requirements of its enterprise customers, it seems the mainframe has been and will continue to thrive with many new advances for years to come.
In its simplest terms, insertion loss is the amount of light that is lost as the signal arrives at the receiving end of the link. Insertion loss is measured in decibels (dB) and each passive connection in a system increases the dB loss for the system as a whole.
It is always recommended to consider your cabling infrastructure before installing new hardware. If you fail to do so, your team is vulnerable to spending countless hours troubleshooting links and channels, only to discover it's a cabling issue that could have been prevented.
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