After four years in committee, the IEEE 802.3bs fiber standard for 200 and 400 Gb/s networks was approved yesterday. The new standard is the first to address these speeds, and provides important guidance for data center managers building a network migration plan that spans multiple tech refreshes.
IEEE 802.3bs Media Access Control Parameters, Physical Layers and Management Parameters for 200 Gb/s and 400 Gb/s Operation includes a range of ways to deliver 200 and 400 Gb/s over single-mode fiber using duplex or parallel options. The standard also includes one multimode variant, although it is expected to see little deployment as the industry-wide move to single-mode for higher speeds will likely leapfrog this technology.
The new standard supports:
Regardless of the type or size of the data center, IT managers are looking for cabling systems that can weather multiple generations of tech upgrades with minimal disruption, dark fibers, or changes. Leviton’s single-mode and multimode cabling systems not only meet current bandwidth requirements, but also provide the flexibility needed to meet future network demands, including 200 Gb/s, 400 Gb/s, and beyond.
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