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Creating the data centre of tomorrow

Data Center Cabling Infrastructure

Competitive Advantage and Lower Cost of Ownership

Competitive Advantage and Lower Cost of Ownership

With the continued expansion and growth in the data center, a well-planned cabling infrastructure is critical for both present and future success. The fundamental concerns that a cabling infrastructure must address are reliability, manageability, scalability and flexibility. A structured cabling system provides a flexible cabling plan to address the commonly performed tasks of moving, adding, or changing the infrastructure as the network grows. A well-planned optical cable infrastructure will typically be utilized for more than 20 years and will have to be operational through several iterations of system equipment solutions and multiple generations of protocol data-rate increases.

Today’s data center cabling infrastructure must be designed to offer a competitive advantage and a lower cost of ownership immediately. As a result, the evolution path to higher speeds such as 40G and 100G data rates, as well as next-generation applications such as cloud computing and virtualization, must be ensured early in the data center cabling infrastructure design and planning process.

Data Center Challenges

Four Issues You Must Consider

Creating the Data Centre of Tomorrow

Creating the Data Centre of Tomorrow

Uncover best practices to seamlessly scale towards 400G

A guide for easier, better understanding of data centre applications

With the continued requirement for expansion and scalability in the data centre, cabling infrastructures must provide reliability, manageability, and flexibility. Deployment of an optical connectivity solution allows for an infrastructure that meets these requirements for current and future data rates – all the way to 400G.

Discover how port breakout delivers value from 10 to 400G. Looking for strategies to optimize your data centre real estate at 10G and beyond? Take advantage of our design guide to learn more.

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Fibre Channel – The Need for Speed with OM3/OM4 Optical Connectivity

Fibre Channel transport with laser optimized 50/125 µm OM3/OM4 multimode fiber connectivity is the primary method to reliably link servers to external data storage devices in enterprise data centres. The ongoing evolution of high-performance servers and storage technologies drives the need for increased Fibre Channel data rates to reliably link these devices to maximize operating efficiencies and enable low-cost value propositions.

This paper will discuss server and storage technologies that warrant the higher Fibre Channel data rates in addition to the utilisation of OM3/OM4 optical connectivity.

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Enabling Rapid Multitenant Data Centre (MTDC) Connections

Outstanding value in all areas of structured cabling

EDGE8 Solution

DATA CENTRE HARDWARE

Preconnectorized Cable Assemblies

Preterminated Optical Cabling Solutions

Preterminated Optical Cabling Solutions

In recent history, we used stacks of servers and large tape carousels; today, we see blade servers and RAID (redundant array of inde­pendent disks) systems. Your cabling infra­structure must be capable of servicing these ever-changing needs in the data center. The most efficient optical infrastructure is one in which all components are preterminated in the factory. All connectors are installed and tested in the factory and packaged such that components are not damaged during installation.

The installer unpacks the components, pulls the preconnectorized cable assembly into place, snaps in all the connectors, and installs the patch cords connecting to the end equipment..and the system is up and running. This is the fastest installation method and provides the best solution for turning up servers quickly and with the least risk of not meeting the customer’s availability expectations.

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Further Reading

Further Reading

Evaluate Your Data Centre Options

You’ve identified your data centre’s current and future requirements and it’s time to design the infrastructure. How do you select the best technology to meet those needs? Compare fibre optic infrastructure solutions side by side, evaluate architectures other customers have used, and learn how we can help you design your data centre.

Ready to evaluate your options?

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Prepare for Data Centre Deployment

It can be a challenge to manage data centre installations. Project delays and deployment errors can result in downtime and lost revenue, not to mention unhappy customers. From checklists and ordering guides to advice and installation videos from the experts, we’ve got you covered.

Ready for deployment?

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Additional Resource

You Can Be a Data Centre Hero