January, 13, 2014

Fiber Cable Performance Killers

So, you’ve decided to shun the Dark Fiber side of the force and revamp your data center’s cable system. Well done, young Padawon.  Now, fiber optic cables are a bit more fragile than their conventional coaxial predecessors, and are more susceptible to damage and power loss...

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December, 30, 2013

How Did My Fiber Cables Get This Messy?

Perhaps the first time you noticed a tangled cable here or there in your data center, your blood pressure did not spike. But time goes by and before you know it you walk in and are greeted by a sight of “cable spaghetti,” or a mishmash of pertinent cords, you probably won’t lose that unnerving mental image any time soon.

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December, 26, 2013

Like It or Not, Your Whole Network Relies on Cables

It's true. Your entire network's foundation is built on layer one.  As you continue to invest in the latest and greatest, it's best you remember your whole network relies on cables.

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December, 17, 2013

What is in Store for the Data Center Cable World in 2014?

Are you wondering what the data center cable world is in store for in 2014?  Well, so were we.  So, we looked into it and made this handy little list.

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December, 10, 2013

All Fiber Optic Cables Are Not Created Equal

The network devices in your data center will only be as healthy as the connective cables that shuttle information between them.
Here are some tips to make sure that the cables you install into your network are of sound quality before you rely on them.

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December, 04, 2013

5 Reasons to Invest in Top-quality Fiber Optic Cables

It is important that you invest in high-quality fiber optic cables.  All of your network's success starts with layer one. The last thing that you want is to purchase cables that will increase your risk of downtime, low performance, and lead to increased unneeded expenses and headaches.

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November, 05, 2013

Data Center Cabling Reality: Evolution or Extinction

The world of IT is facing exciting times.  It’s a world of possibilities and new frontiers.  With that, data centers will need to grow and improve.  This means data center cabling and infrastructures need keep pace.  Here’s the stark reality.

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September, 19, 2013

Sound Practices for Safe Fiber Optics Use

Here are some basic tips that you should always keep in mind when working around sensitive fiber optic hardware.

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September, 19, 2013

Data Center Issues Cause Major Concerns for Schools

This is a unfortunate story, but it is a good reminder to all of us how important our networks are to all of us...and how bad the effects can be when things go wrong.

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August, 29, 2013

Data Center Outages in the News

Here are some interesting data center news articles for August 2013.  Check out the fun and useful artilces and links.

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