Cabling Infrastructure for Data Centers

Cabling & Connectivity—the Data Center Backbone

Configuration & Equipment Solutions to meet Specific Environment Needs

Cabling infrastructure in data centers is considerably different from other structured cabling deployments. Belden understands the unique demands placed on data centers and offers a complete portfolio of future-oriented cabling and connectivity solutions designed to ensure fast, reliable transmission of ever-increasing amounts of data.

From standard to custom solutions, we bring the requisite applications expertise to deliver modular, high-density, and environmentally-sound solutions to your data center project. As a solutions-oriented manufacturer, we're able to adapt and leverage existing R&D to quickly modify or create new designs. As your project evolves, our agile manufacturing processes can handle the transition from rapid prototypes to full-scale, high-volume and cost-effective manufacturing.

  • Changeable, scalable, compatible & fully integrated solutions designed for easy changes or upgrades, without altering your infrastructure, sacrificing performance or enduring downtime
  • Products engineered based on a common methodology to ensure migration readiness to higher bandwidth networks including 40G or 100G over multimode & singlemode fibers
  • Belden certified installers & advisory partners trained & knowledgeable in the specialized requirements of data centers


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Kikie Kunplin | 03.19.2020

Checkpoint No. 4 for Fiber Infrastructure Deployment: Validate Link Budget

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Before deploying a new fiber cabling infrastructure, or reusing the installed infrastructure, it’s essential to understand the link budget of the selected speed and transceivers in the new architecture, as well as the desired number of connections in each link.

Qing Xu | 05.18.2017

Checkpoint No. 3 for Fiber Infrastructure Deployment: Optical Fiber Standards

Data Center

To support the expanding cloud ecosystem, optical active component vendors have designed and commercialized new transceiver types under multi-source agreements (MSAs) for different data center types; standards bodies are incorporating these new variants into new standards development.

Qing Xu | 05.04.2017