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SFPs 101: Fundamentals of SFP Transceivers

SFPs 101: Fundamentals of SFP Transceivers Anyone can get confused, trying to understand the abilities of SFPs entirely. It can even prove harder, trying to find the best transceivers for your network.   SFP transceivers: what are they? Fundamentally, SFP is an acronym for the term “small form-factor pluggable.” SFP transceivers are small, hot-pluggable devices…

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The Data Center is Slowly Dying (Part 2)

The Data Center is Slowly Dying (Part 2) Management of Distributed Digital Infrastructure is the major Enabler for I&O’s changeover to Digital Business While enterprises transit to Distributed Digital Infrastructures, the operational tools and processes will become paramount. Consider the case of distributed environments with a mixture of architectures and sourcing. In such a situation,…

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The Data Center is Slowly Dying (Part 1)

The Data Center is Slowly Dying The leaders of Infrastructure and Operations (I&O) face a rather difficult challenge. From all angles, the IT they had known for decades is changing rapidly. IT offers a plethora of services and benefits, as well as roles it plays to individuals and enterprises. These functions include; facilitating the agility…

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The Future of 400G and Data Center Interconnect

The Future of 400G and Data Center Interconnect The growth of cloud computing has placed a lot of pressure on data centers in recent years. Likewise, the evolution and development of the internet of things (IoT), including 5G, has contributed to the requirements imposed on data centers. Then, these data centers will have to boost…

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Five Promising Trends To Drive Data Center Networking

Five Promising Trends To Drive Data Center Networking From year to year, we experience a series of changes that take networking technology to the next level. Now, while we progress in 2020, why not take note of the phenomena and techniques that will play significant roles in the industry. These schemes are most likely to…

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How PAM4 Modulation Is Transforming Optical Networking

The Road to 400G: How PAM4 Modulation Is Transforming Optical Networking Global consumers of data continue to show increasingly insatiable demand for bandwidth. Since the existence of 100G, there had been expectations of better bandwidth technology, 200G, with faster transmission and signals. With such advancements, it is inarguable that the need for 400G within the…

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The Future World of Fiber Optics Is Electrifying

The Future World of Fiber Optics Is Electrifying Multiple System Operators, Telco, Wireline, and Wireless service provider networks are all advertising next-generation technology levels and promising to provide next-generation facilities. While Providers of MSOs/CATV are opening up Distributed Access Architectures, making digital optics more accessible to the subscriber, Telco/Wireline providers are projecting next-generation PON for…

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Ensuring MSA Compliance When Buying Optical Transceivers

Ensuring MSA Compliance When Buying Optical Transceivers MSA stands for multi-service agreement. This is a sort of handshake deal made between the manufacturers of transceivers with different system vendors, to make sure that their products are compliant with the various system vendors. This means, if Cisco and HP – two rival companies – were in…

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400G Transceivers – Which form factor?

400G Transceivers – Which form factor? (OSFP, QSFP-DD, CFP8) The implementation of modern form-factors and features is not new with the introduction of new technologies. We are in the era of 400G, and like former cycles of new technologies, its market will bring in new transceiver form-factors with aims at specific applications of the network.…

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Cat8 Cable for 25G/40GBASE-T Networks

Cat8 Cable for 25G/40GBASE-T Networks It is not new that with the increasing demand for bandwidth, it is essential to choose the right wiring for rapidly-advancing data centers, server rooms, and other areas, in preparation for future necessities. It is a modern standard that Cat8 cable is a new alternative for facilitating 25GBASE-T and 40GBASE-T…

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25G Optics Market Gains New Opportunities with 5G Deployment

25G Optics Market Gains New Opportunities with 5G Deployment 5G attracted attention in 2019 and is gaining the interest of global carriers for their networks. Globally, 182 operators tested 5G networks in 2018 and the technology is projected to get global commercial spread over the next few years. The demand for higher band rate optical…

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OEM-Compatible Testing that Goes the Extra Mile

OEM-Compatible Testing that Goes the Extra Mile Different third-party attuned suppliers attach diverse meanings to the testing of transceivers. In the market of transceivers, the understanding of how transceiver testing works allows network operators to make effective decisions, which will positively affect their network.   Product inspection Transceivers are collected and inspected to ensure that…

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Will Copper Cables in Data Centres continue to be Indispensable?

Will Copper Cables Continue to be Indispensable in Data Centres? Fibre cable relevance in the cabling industry is defining the age-long competition between it and copper. Industry watchers are noticing a tilt in the balance with a growing demand for fiber cable application in data centres. Factors like cabling complexity, light weight, and space-saving attributes…

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The Rise of QSFP – 40GbE to 400GbE and Beyond

The Rise of QSFP – 40GbE to 400GbE and Beyond The network infrastructure industry is testing 400GbE products and is anticipating the construction of next generation systems. A couple of years ago, there were arguments in the industry about the “correct” pluggable factor of form for 400GbE. But, it seems like that argument has ended,…

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The Realities of the Modern Datacenter

Modern Datacenter Realities – Evolving Business Models Due to the need to meet new revenue streams and business efficiencies, enterprises continue to evolve and repositioning to achieve their objectives. In terms of technology sensitive business environments, the evolution of businesses will revolve around modern information technology applications and the streaming of data to make a…

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The Reason for the Surge in the Optical Transceiver Market

The reason for the Surge in the Optical Transceiver Market Communication engineers consider optical transceivers as the backbone of network systems. This is because these high-speed serial receivers support a larger number of electronic devices, communication gadgets, and information servers. Steadily, the sale of optical components has increased in the last five years with more…

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Difference between Active and Passive Direct Attach Cables

What’s the Difference between Active and Passive Direct Attach Cables (DAC)? What are Direct Attach Cables, and Why Are They Important? Back in the past, when internet speeds were never more than 10 GBPS, networking equipment consisted of many SFP transceiver plug-in slots and a lot of RJ45 ports that had the capacity to run at…

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Cloud Storage Basics; Public Clouds vs Private Clouds

Cloud Storage Basics; Public Clouds vs Private Clouds If you’re considering taking your business to cloud computing and storage, you should first decide between public and private clouds. They both come with their own advantages and disadvantages after all. A public cloud service is owned and operated by a third party, who offer their services…

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What’s the Difference Between Compatible vs Original Transceivers?

What’s the Difference Between Compatible vs Original Transceivers? What do you look for when buying an electronic device, particularly hardware; compatibility or originality? You may feel that either one will work fine, but it helps to know the advantages of each choice as this helps to make an informed decision.   Transceivers Everyone requires a…

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