Data Center
Single-Mode Fiber Continues to Gain Momentum

Single-Mode Fiber Continues to Gain Momentum

With lower transceiver costs, superior longevity, distance and upgradeability, OS2 fiber is an increasingly attractive option for data center and...

The Art of a Well-Dressed Rack

The Art of a Well-Dressed Rack

The phrase "a cluttered desk is a sign of genius" does not extend to network cabinets.

High-Flex Patch Cords Improve Density, Bend Radius, and Network Manageability

High-Flex Patch Cords Improve Density, Bend Radius, and Network Manageability

Small-diameter 28-gauge copper patch cords can offer big advantages in commercial networks, helping alleviate congestion and improve airflow in high-...

Industry Standards Report

Industry Standards Update

Below are some highlights of active projects from committee meetings during the third quarter of 2019.

Simplifying Data Center Network Design with Universal Fiber Cassettes

Simplifying Data Center Network Design with Universal Fiber Cassettes

Polarity is a critical part of any fiber network. In a nutshell, polarity means that a fiber optic link’s transmit signal at one end of the cable...

Industry Standards Update

Industry Standards Update

Read highlights of active projects from committee meetings during the third quarter of 2019. These include developments in standards for single-pair...

Data Center Disposition: Network Architecture Choices

Data Center Disposition: Network Architecture Choices

Industry standards are an important tool for data center design. The standards created by ISO, IEEE, and TIA ensure the interoperability of equipment...

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...

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