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FCOE Works

How FCOE Works

Posted by The Team at CXtec on Mar 21, 2023 11:23:17 AM

FCoE (Fibre Channel over Ethernet) is a storage protocol (or language) that lets fiber channel...

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Fiber Cable

A Simple Guide to Fiber Cable Care & Maintenance

Posted by The Team at CXtec on Mar 21, 2023 11:23:15 AM

Minimize End-Face Contamination

The most basic ways to protect your fiber and maintain maximum...

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Networking Cables

Why You Should Be Labeling Your Networking Cables

Posted by The Team at CXtec on Mar 21, 2023 11:23:14 AM

Pretend for a moment that you're getting ready to expand your data center. You installed your new...

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Data Center Hardware Installation Checklist

Posted by The Team at CXtec on Mar 21, 2023 11:23:13 AM

I always encourage our customers to consider cabling infrastructure before installing new hardware....

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Port Replication

What is Port Replication and Why Should You Care?

Posted by The Team at CXtec on Mar 21, 2023 11:23:11 AM

I recently attended Dell Technologies World 2018 in Las Vegas, NV. As a representative of the data...

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Cabling

Cat6 Cabling: What is the BIG DEAL about AWG (American Wire Gauge)?

Posted by The Team at CXtec on Mar 21, 2023 11:23:10 AM

Why does the gauge matter in my network’s racks? I mean, I use standard Cat6 cabling, and it works...

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Fiber Cables

Why Minimizing dB Loss in Fiber Cables is Important

Posted by The Team at CXtec on Mar 21, 2023 11:23:09 AM

What exactly is ‘dB loss?’

In fiber optics, data is transmitted via light pulses sent through thin...

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Cabling

Bend Insensitive Fiber Fact vs. Fiction Part 2: How BIF Improves the Performance of Your Cabling Infrastructure

Posted by The Team at CXtec on Mar 21, 2023 11:23:08 AM

Earlier this week I defined terms related to bend performance, such as bend insensitive fiber, bend...

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POE

Does 28-AWG Copper Cable Work with Power over Ethernet (POE)?

Posted by The Team at CXtec on Mar 21, 2023 11:23:05 AM

Wondering whether 28-AWG copper will work with Power over Ethernet (PoE)? In short, the answer is...

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Fiber Optic Cables

Keep It Simple When Installing Fiber Optic Cables

Posted by The Team at CXtec on Mar 21, 2023 11:23:03 AM

Deploying fiber optic cables can be daunting. Just uttering the words “fiber optic” makes some...

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