In today's world, high bandwidth needs are commonplace. From streaming movies and TV shows to video conferencing and online...
In today's world, high bandwidth needs are commonplace. From streaming movies and TV shows to video conferencing and online gaming, high-quality multimedia content is now an integral part of our daily lives. Data Centers contain many critical business applications that require high bandwidth and availability. Delivering this content requires more than just high-performance devices and internet connectivity. It also requires a reliable and efficient cabling infrastructure. That's where Brocade’s High Density Cabling Design Guide comes in.
Brocade’s HD Cabling Design Guide is a comprehensive resource for anyone involved in the design, installation, and maintenance of cabling infrastructure for data center SAN’s (Storage Area Network). The guide provides detailed information on the most recent technological advances.
The guide covers a wide range of topics, from basic cabling concepts to advanced networking technologies. It includes detailed information on the various types of cables used in HD applications, including coaxial cables, twisted pair cables, and fiber optic cables. It also covers the new types of fiber connectors used in SFP-DD (double density) optical transceivers, as well as QSFP optics. VSFF (Very Small Form Factor) connectors include the SN, CS, and MDC connectors. The MPO, or MTP® connector is widely used for QSFP optics.
This guide also highlights an evolutionary structured cabling concept called Port Replication. Port replication provides a direct “one to one” relationship between the hardware ports and the patch panel. This facilitates a simplified, error free approach to structured cabling.
One of the key features of Broadcom's HD Cabling Design Guide is its focus on best practices for cabling design and installation. The guide emphasizes the importance of proper cable routing, planning, and termination to ensure reliable and efficient performance. It also provides detailed instructions for testing and troubleshooting cabling systems to identify and correct any issues that may arise.
Overall, Broadcom's HD Cabling Design Guide is an invaluable resource for anyone involved in the design, installation, and maintenance of cabling infrastructure for data centers with Storage Area Networks. Its comprehensive coverage of cabling concepts, technologies, and best practices makes it a must-read for anyone looking to ensure reliable and efficient delivery of high-quality multimedia content.