Article | January 15, 2020

Future-Proof Your Fiber Infrastructure

Source: Panduit
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Increasing traffic within data centers requires fiber optic link bandwidth capacity to keep expanding over time.

But how do you avoid repeat rip-and-replace upgrades?

Data center traffic no longer flows primarily between servers and external end users. Application-to-application traffic is on the rise.

And with the use of virtualized LANs and servers, more and more traffic must flow between hardware servers with low latency. This drives up bandwidth demands of intra-data center links.

Bandwidth demand is not only growing, but it’s growing faster and faster. This means you may need to upgrade your networks more frequently than before.

The accelerated release of new data rates has led transceiver manufacturers to resort to new techniques in addition to faster lasers and photoreceivers.

Network operators are accustomed to using fiber cable plants that support multiple generations of transceivers data rates across several years time. To continue that practice, they can’t rely solely on standardized solutions.

Otherwise, they will face costly and disruptive rip-and-replace upgrades every few years.

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