Data Center Cabling Solutions

Is it possible to design a fiber optic structured cabling infrastructure to support a life cycle of 10 to 15 years without having to significantly reconfigure or redo the physical layer infrastructure? It is possible, but there are several factors to consider in order to ensure success, including the fiber optic link loss budget formula.

Many entities are awaiting the next big jumps in speed: 400 Gb/s Ethernet and 128 Gb/s Fibre Channel. Supporting these speeds requires critical fiber cabling considerations. A planned and properly implemented structured cabling solution can reduce personnel hours and investment costs.

The rise of cryptocurrency has led to some new digital processes that require new computing needs. When this happens, cabling and data center infrastructures are always affected. This paper delves into the implications of the new computing processes involved in cryptomining.

Increasing data speeds have created challenges for data center managers designing fiber cabling topologies. One challenge in particular has been polarity, also known as light path. The goal of a multi-path™ system is to simplify the cabling migration process and reduce the need for multiple transition components.

When considering the impact converged infrastructure and hyperconvergence are having on cabling, it’s crucial to understand how data center topologies are evolving, and how spine-and-leaf cabling is replacing traditional three-layer design.

When designing a structured cabling plant to run speeds of 40/100G for Ethernet and 32GFC and 128GFCp for Fibre Channel, one must review the latest published standards that apply. This paper shows you how.

Emerging data rates proposed by standards updates, as well as distance considerations and loss budgets in current and future high-speed links, create challenges that every designer needs to understand. This article explains what you need to know.

Layer one fiber optic cabling must now be considered a critical network component in any infrastructure design. Find out why.

Today's standards have both minor and sometimes serious conflicts that leave designs and designers in jeopardy. Find out how you can avoid these conflicts.

Learn what port replication™ is and the benefits you can receive from utilizing it in your data center.

With the ratification of new industry standards and increased demands on data center throughput, 40/100G Ethernet will be an integral component of the next generation data center.

Learn what structured cabling systems are and analyze the benefits you can reap from implementing them in your data center.