Data Center

Supporting the Move from 40G to 100G and Emerging 400G Technologies

Benoit Chevarie

Today’s data centers need to be fast, dense, scalable, cost effective and energy efficient. The push to handle high data volume and data rates is skyrocketing as Internet traffic inside data centers grows. According to IDC, data creation has doubled every two years since 2005.

For these reasons, data center speeds are transitioning from 40G to 100G and emerging 400G technologies.

Fiber is becoming the go-to for data center architecture because it offers greater bandwidth and error-free transmission over longer distances and is immune to noise (EMI/RFI). Its smaller size and weight (as compared to copper cables) require less space in cable trays, raised floors and racks, allowing for maximized usage of space inside the data center.

Fiber cabling is the only network infrastructure solution that supports these data rates; therefore, the equipment responsible for transporting and carrying signals will rely on fiber. Are you prepared to manage more fiber connections?

Learn more by reading the blog in its entirety here!