Fiber port replication is when a patch panel “mirrors” an active switch. This creates a direct relationship between the active switch and the passive fiber patch panel. This is a good thing for several reasons. We are going to share the top three reasons with you today.
Before you run out and purchase a sledgehammer and start knocking down walls to expand your facility, stop what you are doing and analyze your situation. There are simple steps that you can take to reduce congestion and make life easier with relatively little cost...
In an effort to provide its constituents with a strong communications infrastructure, the government of the Dominican Republic recently announced a $61 million project that aims to expand the availability of fiber optics throughout the country.
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...
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.
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.
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.