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The New Cloud Challenges and How to Address Them
Blog Category: Data Centers

Posted by: Qing Xu on July 28, 2016

Various hyperscale cloud service providers are competing on service quality and pricing to offer virtualized cloud services. There are some fundamental cloud challenges, however, that cannot be solved by hyperscale data centers. In this blog article, we discuss what those challenges are, and how to solve them!

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Tags: Cloud Computing, Cloud Adoption


Know Your Options: MTDCs and the Cloud
Blog Category: Data Centers

Posted by: Qing Xu on September 01, 2016

With the costs and hassles of building and owning an onsite data center infrastructure increasing, enterprise data centers pose serious headaches to IT managers – especially when it comes to expanding and upgrading existing data centers to support emerging technology. For this reason, the advantages of utilizing other options – public cloud, private cloud, hybrid cloud and/or multi-tenant data centers (MTDCs) – are becoming obvious to many.

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Tags: MTDCs, Hyperscale Data Centers, Data Center


Booming Traffic from the Content Delivery Network
Blog Category: Data Centers

Posted by: Qing Xu on September 16, 2016

Speed: It’s what everyone in our industry ultimately craves. When networks are fast, many things happen: work is completed quickly, customers are happier, frustrations are kept to a minimum and unplanned downtime doesn’t negatively impact business performance.

In our conversations about speeding up networks, one phrase is becoming more common: content delivery network (CDN). Content delivery networks can enhance network performance across the globe in a simple platform. Here, we explain what a CDN is, why it’s being used and how it impacts speed and bandwidth.

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Tags: Hyperscale Data Centers


4 Ways Enterprises Benefit from the Multi-Tenant Data Center Ecosystem
Blog Category: Data Centers

Posted by: Qing Xu on September 29, 2016

Depending on an organization’s size, staff resources, space, budget and IT needs, some data centers are choosing to move away from an on-premises data center to a multi-tenant data center. Their reasoning? It improves speed and time to market, offers better service quality and reduces risk.

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Tags: Data Center, Cloud Adoption, Hyperscale Data Centers


An Introduction to OM5: Wideband Multimode Fiber
Blog Category: Data Centers

Posted by: Qing Xu on October 27, 2016

Multimode fiber (MMF) is a cost-effective solution for data centers moving towards faster speeds and higher densities, thanks to its high tolerance for fiber misalignment and relatively low connection loss at each connector interface. But that does not mean multimode fiber is always the optimal solution. In this article, we will discuss other potential solutions and when they should be considered.

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Tags: Data Center


5 Lessons Learned at the Ethernet Alliance’s Technology Exploration Forum
Blog Category: Data Centers

Posted by: Qing Xu on October 28, 2016

On Sept. 29, 2016, a one-day Technology Exploration Forum (TEF) was hosted by the Ethernet Alliance to explore the new Ethernet market demands and technology challenges that will make up the next 10 years.

Belden was invited to share insights and discuss common interests and new challenges in the Ethernet community. We learned some interesting things from industry experts, including research groups such as Dell’Oro and LightCounting, at the Ethernet Alliance Technology Exploration Forum, and wanted to pass them along to you.

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Tags: LAN


Singlemode vs. Multimode Transceivers: How Do You Choose?
Blog Category: Data Centers

Posted by: Qing Xu on November 10, 2016

With so many new speed and technology options in the market, deciding which transceiver types and cabling systems to install isn’t a trivial decision. It’s also important to understand the risks associated with reusing installed fiber cable for cost savings.

What are the differences when comparing singlemode vs. multimode transceivers? Let’s uncover them here.

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Why You Should Know Your Fiber Link Budget
Blog Category: Data Centers

Posted by: Qing Xu on December 01, 2016

With data centers migrating to 40G, 100G, 200G and even 400G, fiber link performance becomes more important than ever before. A dead fiber link causes system downtime, which costs your organization money, frustrates users and increases total cost of ownership.

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