Data Center
The Market Has Spoken: OM4, Single-Mode Leave No Place for Unproven OM5

The Market Has Spoken: OM4, Single-Mode Leave No Place for Unproven OM5

Due to new transceivers, coupled with customer needs and network requirements, the market is ignoring the new, unproven OM5 cable and sticking with...

The Biggest Decisions when Designing a Data Center Network

The Biggest Decisions when Designing a Data Center Network

The design and deployment of data centers is as much an art as it is a science.

IEEE votes down a next-gen 200 Gb/s standard that would have benefitted OM5

IEEE votes down a next-gen 200 Gb/s standard that would have benefitted OM5

IEEE 802.3 meeting, the Next-Gen Multimode 200 and 400 Gb/s study group voted down physical layer specification that supports 200 Gb/s operation over...

Top Network Infrastructure Trends in 2018

Top Network Infrastructure Trends in 2018

What are the biggest developments in data center networks? How does the growth of wireless networks and PoE affect enterprise cabling installations?...

New IEEE Standard Brings 200 Gb/s and 400 Gb/s to Data Centers

New IEEE Standard Brings 200 Gb/s and 400 Gb/s to Data Centers

After four years in committee, the IEEE 802.3bs fiber standard for 200 and 400 Gb/s networks was approved yesterday.

Passive Optical TAPs: Network Visibility without Disruption

Passive Optical TAPs: Network Visibility without Disruption

Network visibility is a top priority for many IT managers.

Is OM5 Fiber a Good Solution for the Data Center?

Wideband multimode fiber (WBMMF) is a new fiber medium specified in ANSI/TIA-492AAAE, published in June 2016.

What’s Driving Category 6A Adoption?

The Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA) standard for Category 6A was published in 2008, but the market was initially slow to take off due

Versatile Fiber Systems Create More Flexibility for Your Network

Versatile Fiber Systems Create More Flexibility for Your Network

Fiber cable patching requirements can vary depending on the application and network environment.

Prepare for Data Center Growth with a Centralized Patching Field

Many companies are at a crossroads between outsourcing or upgrading their data centers. At the same time, they are tasked with lowering capital...

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