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EDGE8™ Solutions Make the Future Accessible

EDGE8™ Solutions Make the Future Accessible

Our EDGE™ solutions were the industry’s first preterminated optical cabling systems specifically designed for the data center environment, and the value that EDGE provides to the industry continues to be proven. Density, network uptime, speed, simplicity and a clear migration path to meet future requirements … EDGE addresses it all. However, technology roadmaps clearly indicate that transmission speeds ranging from 4G to 400G will be based on either 2- or 8-fiber connectivity solutions.

That’s the motivation behind EDGE8™ solutions. All the value of our original EDGE solutions, with the added superior network scalability, improved link performance and 100 percent fiber utilization of a base-8 design.

EDGE8 solutions strengthen your data center in three key areas:

  • Increased asset utilization, with reduced jumper complexity and the elimination of stranded cabling assets
  • Technology adoption due to 100 percent fiber utilization without the need for conversion modules, which leads to cost and loss savings
  • Risk avoidance, providing a simple path to 40G, 100G and even 400G. 

Do you have questions about your data center or base-8 technology? Not sure if EDGE8 is right for you? Let us help you make sure your data center is ready for the future.

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Data Center Hardware

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 40/100Gbps (40/100G) parallel optics transceivers as four 10/25Gbps (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 highdensity 10/25G networks. The latter task is the focus of this article.

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Tap-Tap-Tapping

Tap-Tap-Tapping

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 40/100Gbps (40/100G) parallel optics transceivers as four 10/25Gbps (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 highdensity 10/25G networks. The latter task is the focus of this article.

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Optical Fiber

OM5: Hip or jive?

OM5: Hip or jive?

Multimode fiber (MMF) remains the dominant fiber type in local area networks (LANs) and data centers because it almost always results in the lowest link cost (defined as the cost of the fiber, connectivity, and optical transceivers) for short distances. But gone are the days of OM1 and OM2 enjoying most of the deployments; higher-bandwidth fibers such as OM3 and OM4 now rule the day. And recently, OM5 joined the party. To understand the circumstances around why OM5 was born, it’s necessary to understand a few things about optical transceivers, and the standards which govern them.

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EDGE8 Solutions