From 40G to 400G:
Is the Sky the Limit in Data Centers?

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The data center ecosystem has been growing very fast and has become diversified over the last few years. A lot of new IT and high-speed interconnect technologies have been developed to support the growing cloud computing, cloud storage, HPC, IoT, mobile devices, and social networking applications.

Meanwhile, with so many new technologies available to the market, it’s becoming more challenging for the data center IT managers and operators to follow, understand, and make the best decision for the IT infrastructure. Product availability, cost effectiveness, power efficiency, and future proof are the paramount concerns for the next generation data center migrations.

Topics covered:

  • Examine data center trends, including the main drivers, challenges, and data center segments
  • Explain the data center active equipment high-speed I/O interface roadmap to better align the migration path
  • Identify different types of high-speed interconnects media (twinax copper cable, MMF, SMF) and the current and emerging high-speed technologies from 40G to beyond 400G
  • Describe the selection criteria, pros and cons of each technology, and follow the industry standard and applications guidance for the new data center high-speed cabling deployment

Qing Xu

Qing Xu

With 12 years of hands-on research and development experience in optical communications and photonics device design, Qing Xu is a subject-matter expert in not only optical fiber technology, but also signal transmission, data center trends, fiber/copper connectivity and structured cabling. Joining Belden in 2014, Qing works closely with product line managers and engineering teams to create technology strategy plans and roadmaps, and lead new product development. He closely monitors and participates in industry activities related to optical fiber communications systems, data center technology and trends, including TIA-TR42 and IEEE 802.3 standards. His experience is built on various work experiences and a solid education; he earned his bachelor’s degree in electrical and information engineering and his master’s degree in telecommunications. Most recently, Qing earned a PhD in electrical engineering and communication. Qing is also the author of five U.S. patents and 28 international publications.

For more than 100 years, customers who have required unsurpassed performance and durability for signal transmission have counted on the Belden brand. In the 20th century, that trust was built on high-performance wire and cable products.

Today, Belden designs, manufactures and sells a comprehensive portfolio of cable, connectivity and networking products for the transmission of signals for data, sound and video applications.

Qing Xu

Qing Xu

With 12 years of hands-on research and development experience in optical communications and photonics device design, Qing Xu is a subject-matter expert in not only optical fiber technology, but also signal transmission, data center trends, fiber/copper connectivity and structured cabling. Joining Belden in 2014, Qing works closely with product line managers and engineering teams to create technology strategy plans and roadmaps, and lead new product development. He closely monitors and participates in industry activities related to optical fiber communications systems, data center technology and trends, including TIA-TR42 and IEEE 802.3 standards. His experience is built on various work experiences and a solid education; he earned his bachelor’s degree in electrical and information engineering and his master’s degree in telecommunications. Most recently, Qing earned a PhD in electrical engineering and communication. Qing is also the author of five U.S. patents and 28 international publications.

For more than 100 years, customers who have required unsurpassed performance and durability for signal transmission have counted on the Belden brand. In the 20th century, that trust was built on high-performance wire and cable products.

Today, Belden designs, manufactures and sells a comprehensive portfolio of cable, connectivity and networking products for the transmission of signals for data, sound and video applications.