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09 May 2016

In order to better satisfy the demands for high speed, wide bandwidth and high density, changes are taking place in the data center. Driven by the cloud services, the hyperscale/cloud data centers are becoming larger, more modular, more homogeneous with an architecture change from traditional 3-tier to flattened 2-tier topology. To deal with these changes and challenges, what will we need for optical interconnection a few years down the road? Here are the key trends to watch in 2016 which give you some guides to the roadmap.

Significant Increase in 100G & 25G Port Density

For easy understanding, we divide the data center into three parts—intra-rack, inter-rack and long span/inter-building. Within the data center rack, 10 GbE is...

06 Apr 2016

Data center has now become one of the most critical and dynamic operations in any business. With all the data processing and transmission, it is only critical that every design aspect and component of your data center is properly optimized, including its fiber optic transceiver technology. The transceiver and other optical components need to meet varied bandwidth requirement for storage, switch, and server applications. Now let’s see how the optical transceivers will promote data centers in the future.


Small Package Makes Sense

Optical transceivers are becoming smaller, but more powerful, which makes them an important piece in server technology. In fact, even though a transceiver is physically small, it can handle a network...

01 Apr 2016

With the rapid development of fiber optic communications, fiber optic cables have become an indispensable component for each data center. They’re playing an important part in transmitting data at fast and reliable speed. Yet many router jockeys don’t get enough exposure to fiber cabling, which leads to a wide variety of confusion, misconceptions, and errors when working with fiber optic networks. The purpose of this post is to help you get an in-depth understanding of these topics related to data center fiber cabling.

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Basic Knowledge About Fiber

Fiber cables are internally composed of two layers, the “core” and the “cladding”. They can be classified into two main types: single mode fiber (SMF) and multimode fiber...