Enterprise/Private Data Center

Solutions for an Up-to-Date and Secure Data Center Network Infrastructure

Enterprise and Private Data Center

Enterprise and Private Data Center

The enterprise or private data center is the life source for many businesses. With e-commerce platforms, VPN services, and other programs supporting manufacturing, marketing, or HR, your network infrastructure needs to be reliable, flexible, and manageable.

New technologies and applications are also driving the need for higher speeds, greater capacity, and lower latencies. Meeting data center standards, ensuring network scalability, and addressing the security challenges that come with today’s technologies is key to your enterprise data center network’s success.

Whether it is adopting cloud or hosted services or migrating an on-premise data center to 40G, 100G, or 400G, passive optical cabling solutions give you the flexibility to accommodate current and future business needs.

Find out how Corning’s preterminated Plug & Play™, EDGE™, and EDGE8® solutions can transform your network.

Thought Leadership

The Cost of Network Downtime

The Cost of Network Downtime

The security and reliability of structured cabling components in the local area network (LAN) and data center space is vital to the success of businesses across the globe. As the world becomes more connected, any failure that leads to downtime can cause a considerable loss of revenue and productivity, and it can lead to uncertainty among customers. What is downtime and why does it matter?

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The Economics of Port Breakout

The Economics of Port Breakout

Port breakout deployments have become a popular networking tool and are driving the large industry demand for parallel optics transceivers. Today, port breakout is commonly used to operate 40/100 Gbps (40/100G) parallel optics transceivers as four 10/25 Gbps (10/25G) links. Breaking out parallel ports is beneficial for multiple applications, such as building large scale spine-and-leaf networks and enabling today’s high-density 10/25G networks.

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Do you control your network or does your network control you?

Do you control your network or does your network control you?

If you’ve invested tens of millions of dollars building a reliable, robust, and high-performance network system, you need to now ask yourself some serious questions: What will you do in order to ensure higher performance, improved reliability, and better utilization of your network? Will you be proactive, or will you react when your system starts to lag and switch overutilization begins crashing critical applications? Is gambling with your system worth the cost to you, your customers, and your reputation? The answer to all these questions is network monitoring.

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40-100G Multimode Connectivity in the Data Center

40-100G Multimode Connectivity in the Data Center

Multimode fiber remains a leading optical media in the data center for short-reach distances up to 150 meters. Forty and 100G multimode fiber backbones are being deployed to facilitate data center 10G and 25G server connections. Multimode fiber enables the utilization of vertical-cavity surface-emitting lasers (VCSELs) to provide synergistic, low-cost optical connectivity and electronic solutions.

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Secure Solutions

Secure Solutions

For over 30 years, government agencies have turned to us for leading-edge networking solutions offering security, scalability, and speed of deployment.

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Four Data Center Considerations

Reliability

A data center’s structured cabling solutions must provide stability and enable 24/7 uptime. Uptime requirements are segmented by the "tier" level implemented in the data center, ranging from Tier 1 to Tier 4, as defined by the Uptime Institute. Tier 4 data centers have uptime requirements of 99.995%, translating in less than half an hour of downtime per year.

Manageability

With data centers constantly changing, the cabling infrastructure must be modular to accommodate changing requirements. When moves, adds, or changes are required, it is essential to be able to make these adjustments with minimal downtime.

Scalability

A key factor when choosing the type of optical connectivity is scalability. Scalability refers to both the physical expansion of the data center for additional servers, switches, or storage devices and the scalability of the infrastructure to support a migration path for increasing data rates. As technology evolves and standards are set to define data rates such as 40/100G Ethernet, Fibre Channel (32G and beyond), and InfiniBand standards (40G and beyond), the cabling infrastructures installed today must provide scalability to accommodate the need for more bandwidth in support of future applications.

Flexibility

With technology and system equipment upgrades on the horizon, the infrastructure you deploy today must be flexible to adapt and accommodate the changes that will be required easily.

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