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.
From our experience, people say they want the following from their data center cabling:
In short, people want rock-solid cabling that performs great and makes their life simpler. They also want their cabling design to prepare them for future trends and higher speeds in the coming years. Sound familiar?
To help people achieve these benefits, our data center cabling architects and experienced industry experts have created a series of valuable white papers full of insights.
When you compare point-to-point cabling to a structured cabling design, it’s really no contest. There are simply far more advantages of a structured cabling system. This structured cabling guide covers what a true structured cabling design is and how you can make it work for your infrastructure.
The hyperconverged network is here. That means you have to think about the impact these hyperconverged networks are having on cabling. How are data center topologies evolving? How is spine-and-leaf cabling replacing a traditional 3-layer design? Learn all this and more in this white paper.
Let’s face it. Speeds keep increasing. That’s just how it is. And that’s a good thing. But increasing speeds present new challenges. For instance, one of those challenges is polarity (or light path).
In this white paper, you learn how to simplify the cabling migration process and reduce the need for multiple transition components through the use of a multi-path system.
When designing a structured cabling plant to run speeds of 40/100G for Ethernet and 32GFC and 128GFCp for Fibre Channel, one must review the latest published standards that apply. This paper shows you how.
With the ratification of new industry standards and increased demands on data center throughput, 40/100G Ethernet will be an integral component of the next generation data center. Don’t let your network get left behind.
Would you like to have highly manageable cabling that makes your life way easier? What if you also got super performance? Then you should learn all about port replication™. This approach is a game-changer.
When you download this white paper you’ll discover what port replication is and all the benefits you receive from utilizing it in your data center.
When it comes to cabling, proposed emerging data rates give you plenty to think about. One must keep in mind distance considerations. In addition, what about loss budgets in current and future high-speed links? These can create challenges. This white paper helps you understand all of this, and explains what you need to know.
As the saying goes, “A little knowledge is a dangerous thing”. This is so true for data center cabling. Most IT professionals have seen or heard some cabling horror stories. Wouldn’t you rather be the person hearing about a cabling nightmare, rather than living it?
Reading up on data center cabling and gaining knowledge will help equip you to take the right approach. The right approach combined with quality and execution is a beautiful thing.
In the vast world of technology, cables seem simple. After all, cabling resides on the physical layer of the OSI model. Though simple, it is a very vital component of your data center. It is the foundation for so much high-value functionality and mission-critical applications.
That means you should have a real respect and appreciation for layer one in the OSI model. Take advantage of the amazing free insights available on cabling. Like most other things, gaining a good understanding and applying the wisdom will reap great rewards.