Category: Data Center Cabling

Is It Time for the Data Center to See the Light? – EnterpriseNetworkingPlanet (blog)

Deployment of active optical cable (AOC) is on the rise in data center cabling and is expected to maintain an upward trajectory in the coming years. According to market research firm LightCounting, 10 GbE SFP+ AOCs now accounts for a quarter of the overall market, driven primarily by substantial growth in the data center over the past decade or so. Going forward, throughput exceeding 100 G and even 400 G, along with core switching interconnectivity, is expected to push today’s $100 million market to more than $260 million by the end of the decade.

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Data Center Design: Key Areas of Focus

From Google glasses to Nest thermostats to Fitbit wristbands and beyond, the Internet of Things is here to stay and will drastically shape our digital economy for many years to come.

According to Cisco, there will be more than 5 billion connected devices worldwide by 2020 – a tsunami of data that all flows through data centers.

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UC&C Depends on Network Infrastructure – No Jitter

For a UC&C system to be useful, it must be reliable. Why must this point be made? Isn’t it obvious? Of course, the UC&C system hardware itself must be properly configured and functioning. However, the complexity of the infrastructure that is used by the UC&C system often makes it difficult to determine the cause of a problem or to make sure that there aren’t problems lurking within the infrastructure.

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Managed Services, Backup And Recovery, And Networking News From … – Business Solutions Magazine

Each month, Business Solutions reports news on business in the channel. This month in managed services, backup and recovery, and networking news, StrandVision Digital Signage introduces health/wellness animated templates, Unitrends announces Release 8, and snom adds an expansion module. Also, Tech Data offers Cisco Network Security Solutions and enhances its suite of marketing services. 

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Energy Efficient Cabinets: More Than Big Metal Boxes

Cabinets are the foundation of the data center’s physical infrastructure, used throughout the life cycle of the facility. IT equipment that runs the applications are contained within them, the cabling that connects the equipment to the users and the LAN/SANs are terminated and managed in them, power is distributed within them, and cooling is channeled through them. They are also the most visible infrastructure element, and how they look and fit together is often an indicator of how a data center is run and managed.

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Room to grow: Tips for data center capacity planning

Capacity planning needs to provide answers to two questions: What are you going to need to buy in the coming year? And when are you going to need to buy it?

To answer those questions, you need to know the following information: current usage, normal growth, planned growth, headroom, timetable. From that information, you can calculate the amount of capacity you expect to need for each resource by the end of the following year with a simple formula…

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NASA launches massive cloud migration – Computerworld (blog)

Who has access? Do they have continuous guards? Do they have lockable casings in their data centers ? Do they have redundant cabling ? What Amazon does with their data center is going to be evaluated.” 

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Cutting out the crosstalk – DatacenterDynamics

As 10GBase-T availability continues to grow, more data centers are planning migrations to 10GbE. Its broad deployment is expected to make data center infrastructure more transparent. It should also make managing server connectivity easier while …

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Plugging into the future – DatacenterDynamics

Many data centers already have a cable plant that can support 10GbE. It’s going to take customers demanding that a 10G Base-TX (RJ45) solution be made available. 

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A flexible data center layout made for the new standard – TechTarget

Data centers aren't the center of the IT universe anymore. With plenty of resources for hosting dynamic workloads -- cloud, colocation, as a service, or data center -- the on-premises facility layout must become equally flexible.

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