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Data Center Speed Upgrades

Originally aired on January 31, 2019 and now available for on demand viewing.

Approved for 1 BICSI ITS CEC*


Webcast Description:

A data center network is a business engine, supporting commerce and revenue for the owner or user of the facility. Whether the business is streaming video, processing financial transactions, or anything in between, the speed with which the network operates is a critical parameter for success. Consequently, network-speed upgrades often are necessary in order for data center owners and operators to maintain a competitive edge. This webcast seminar, produced by Cabling Installation & Maintenance, explores strategies and objectives to ensure a cabling system can support data center network speed upgrades. It discusses the key role the cabling plays in supporting high speeds, and tactics that can be employed to support multiple generations of network speeds with an installed cabling infrastructure.

Presentation: High-Speed Optics Roadmap
Multiple standards-development organizations (SDOs) have been working on the specifications for next-generation transmission speeds. Their efforts and timelines provide a roadmap of when professionals can anticipate the availability of standards- and MSA-based optical interfaces for specific speeds. As these standards come together, among their specifications are media types (e.g. single mode, multimode fiber) and transmission schemes (e.g. serial, parallel, WDM). This presentation looks at what is already available and what is currently under development for high-speed optical links, both inside and between data centers.

Presentation: Cabling Requirements for Spine-and-Leaf Topologies

The spine-and-leaf data center network architecture is designed to ensure full connectivity among switches. It is also sometimes called full-mesh, and it requires just that—a full mesh of fiber-optic cabling to support all switch-to-switch connections. This presentation describes the spine-and-leaf topology, explaining its characteristics and deployment options. The presentation pays specific attention to the topology’s demands on cabling systems, and approaches to take in order to meet those demands.

Presentation: Meeting Current and Future Speed Requirements in Colocation Facilities
In a colocation data center, scalability is a crucial attribute. The ability to upgrade transmission speeds without having to rip and replace the structured cabling is essential. Providing this scalability requires planning as well as the right cabling infrastructure. This presentation focuses on the cabling options that can be deployed in a colocation data center to provide scalability, and speed upgrades that are as seamless as possible.



Presented by:

Christian Urricariet
Senior Director of Global Marketing
Finisar

 

Rohit Agrawal
Application Engineer and Key Account Manager
Enterprise Networks India
Corning Optical Communications




Jay Sell
Product Manager- 4th Level Data Center Solutions
Sumitomo Electric Lightwave



Moderator: Patrick McLaughlin
Chief Editor
Cabling Installation & Maintenance


*The granting of 1 Continuing Education Credit for this webcast by BICSI does not imply or suggest that BICSI approves or endorses this event.

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