Having worked in data centers, and been responsible for designing complicated layer one cabling topologies, you know it’s not easy to route your cabling everywhere you need it to go. But did you know that you could get help with your cabling challenges from a very unexpected (and furry) source? That’s right, ferrets.
Data center managers are evaluating the numbers and trying to determine if leasing or owning data center space would provide a significant benefit in cost savings. Recently in Chicago, a number of colocation companies tried to provide the answer at The Fifth Annual Greater Chicago & Midwest Data Center Summit.
The evolution of data center networking has been at the forefront of the data center industry for some time now – the players are changing and so is the game. Arista Networks has become a significant leader in the area of data center networking.
Like any good superhero origin story, the tale of port replication™ begins with some evil villains and how a hero decided to stand up to them. The villains? Lack of data center space, cabling confusions, and downtime. The hero? You guessed it – port replication!
CABLExpress recently published a structured cabling application guide for Arista switches. The guide includes connectivity examples for the 7500E and 7300X Series switches, and includes the newer 7320X chassis. It also includes the recently released 7500R router.
Being in the midst of football season, we cannot help but think about the similarities between football and the cabling industry. We're especially thinking about its relation to the introduction of the Category 8 standard within copper patching. Data center cabling is much like a game-winning drive down the field in the final minutes of a football game.
Choosing a product for your network, navigating through the purchasing process can be stressful. Understanding all of the costs involved, as well as key factors for each product, will help you to make better informed decisions for your layer one infrastructure and will help you avoid costly network mistakes.
It’s time to upgrade your SAN directors in your data center. Costs can add up quickly, so carefully selecting the right cabling solution can make all the difference during your cabling installation process.
A recent discussion raised concerns that a 16 and 32-fiber MPO connector would be needed for 400G speeds. These connectors would not be compatible with currently installed 12-fiber MPO connectors, thus creating a significant challenge in migration to those speeds.
Shopping for fiber jumpers can sometimes seem like a daunting task. As a buyer with so many options these days, how can you weed through the good vs. the bad vs. the ugly when it comes to quality fiber jumpers?