February 6th webcast - Next Generation Data Centers

Feb 6th, 2020

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February 6, 2020 at 1:00 PM EST / 12:00 PM CST / 10:00 AM PST / 6:00 PM GMT

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Webcast Description:

In data centers that will support current- and future-generation computing requirements, the trifecta of transmission speed, fiber-optic media, and management capabilities make up an essential foundation. This webcast seminar, hosted by Cabling Installation & Maintenance, takes a detailed look at each of those elements. The seminar examines transmission speeds beyond 100 Gbits/sec that are required to connect data center facilities to one another. It also discusses singlemode and multimode fiber-optic media, and the likely paths forward for both. Additionally, the seminar explains why a current-generation data center infrastructure management platform is necessary for visibility into, and management of, next-generation data centers.

Presentation: Data Center Interconnect trends, beyond 100 G

As the data traffic is increasing, the bandwidth requirement in data center network has been also going up. In the past few years, the new transceiver form factors and MSAs were formed targeting beyond 100G, such as QSFPDD, OSFP and COBO, which can be a factor of the fiber count increase indata center applications. In addition to new transceiver form factors, there are new trends in fiber optical connectivity options. This presentation will overview these new optical connectivity trends for data center applications. 

Presentation: Fiber Media Evolution

This talk will focus on current state and the forward roadmap of both multimode and single mode fibers used in Data Centers with special emphasis on the following:

  • Standards controlling fiber characteristics & historical perspective
  • Transceiver/Fiber synergies and OEM ecosystem (what is a PMD?)
  • Fiber cable plant use cases for fiber by application (Colocation, Hyperscale, On-premise DCs)
  • Market focus on current and emergent Data Center applications (Edge Computing)
  • Need for increased speed and exploring the “future fiber toolbox”

  • Presentation: Next-Gen Data Centers Require Second-Gen DCIM
    The traditional large, central data center model is being taken over by the hybrid and edge data center models, driven by the infinite flexibility and defined SLA terms that cloud computing organizations can provide. Edge data centers push the compute power close to the point of consumption to improve performance and reduce latency. You need a second-generation Data Center Infrastructure Management (DCIM) solution to manage this revolutionary change. Don’t be left behind, stay ahead of this clear trend.            


    Tiger Ninomiya
    Product Line Manager

    Tiger Ninomiya graduated with his Master’s Degree in International Communication from Aoyama Gakuin University in 2012 and joined SENKO Advanced Components. He was transferred to the Fiber Optics Division as a sales representative in Tokyo office in 2013. In 2016, Tiger was transferred to SENKO’s Business Development Division in Massachusetts.Tiger is currently representingSENKO in the MSA and Consortiums for the development of QSFP-DD, OSFP, SFP-DD and COBO. He is also the product line manager for the CS® and SN®connector and continuously innovating new products to further develop data center connectivity technology.

    Robert A. Reid
    Sr. Technology Manager, Data Center Connectivity Group

    Mr. Reid is a Sr. Technology Manager for Panduit’s Data Center Connectivity Group in Tinley Park, Illinois. He currently defines product development direction for Panduit’s fiber optic structured cabling product line. He has been active in the fiber optics industry for over thirty years, in the development of passive optical components, optoelectronic and specialty optics systems.  Mr. Reid has presented at many industry symposia (BICSI, Data Center Dynamics, Optical Fiber Conference, OE/Fibers, IMAPS - International Microelectronics & Packaging Society & ISHM Hybrid Microelectronics Symposium). He has also participated in the development many of the standard TIA Fiber Optic Test Procedures and has served as membership chair to TIA FOTC (Fiber Optic Technology Consortium) and is a member of ANSI T11 Fibre Channel. Mr. Reid has an undergraduate degree in Physics from the University of Waterloo (Canada) and a graduate degree in Statistics from the University of Hartford.

    Samer Nassoura
    DCIM Solution Architect
    Sunbird Software

    Samer is a highly accomplished software architect and data center designer. He conceived and started development of dcTrack in 2004 with a vision to automate data center design and management. He led the software development effort through its initial growth phase until it was acquired by Raritan/Sunbird in 2008.  Since joining Sunbird, he was able to fulfill its vision for automation as part of Sunbird’s 2nd Gen DCIM development plan. Samer worked as a Data Center designer for 12 years and has been Sunbird Software’s DCIM Solution Architect for the last 10 years. He has a BS in Electrical Engineering and a MS in Telecommunications Management from Stevens Institute of Technology. He acquired the BICSI RCDD and NTS certifications in 2000 and 2001 respectively.

    Moderator: Patrick McLaughlin
    Chief Editor
    Cabling Installation & Maintenance

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