Data Center FEATURES Test and Measurements

Cabling and Test Considerations for 10 Gigabit Ethernet (10 GigE) Local Area Networks

Introduction Current communication data rates in local networks range from 10/100 megabits per second (Mbps) in Ethernet to 1 gigabit per second (Gbps) in fiber distributed data interface (FDDI) and Gigabit Ethernet (GigE). However, the increasing demand for internet protocol (IP)-based services including voice, video, and data requires higher speeds and greater bandwidth, leading to […]

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What should i choose for data center. Copper or Fiber, Active or Passive?

Cabling is an increasingly important topic in the data center. This focus is growing with the proliferation of 10 Gb/s and 40 Gb/s cables in volume today, with 100 Gb/s cables already starting deployments, and with both intra-rack and inter-rack applications. Passive cabling provides a direct electrical connection between corresponding cable ends. Active cables provide […]

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Hybrid Data Centers Key Part of Cloud Evolution

When it comes to IT infrastructure decisions, including the choice of where to host business-critical applications, enterprises are amid a reality check. Enterprise IT leaders know it’s time to move on from the days when computing models were built exclusively on mainframe and client server computing models, but they’re still working out what the next model […]

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Advantages of Medium-Voltage UPS Technology

Fast-growing online activity over the last decade has forced a rapid rise in both space and electrical power required to operate data centers. Accordingly, power density becomes higher, and cooling of these data centers becomes critical. Economies of scale mean single data center locations have grown larger, with a demand for a safe power supply […]