Cabling and Managing the Evolving Data Center

This webcast, produced by Cabling Installation & Maintenance, and presented by JDSU and Sumitomo Electric Lightwave, takes a look at fiber-optic cabling and connectivity, thermal-management, and system-testing capabilities as they relate to data center networks and their inherently changing environment.

Nov 8th, 2012
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The infrastructure systems put in place within data centers must exhibit the dual characteristics of providing a long useful life of high performance, and having the adaptability to conform to the changes that take place in such a dynamic environment. This webcast, produced by Cabling Installation & Maintenance, takes a look at fiber-optic cabling and connectivity, thermal-management, and system-testing capabilities as they relate to data center networks and their inherently changing environment.


Presentation 1: The Keys to Successful MPO Field Termination
The multi-fiber MPO Splice-On Connector solution is becoming an increasingly popular choice in high-density data centers for optimum performance and cost effectiveness . It’s ability to facilitate 12 fiber connections in a small footprint has positioned it for multi-lane transmission systems such as 4x10Gbit 40G and 10x10Gbit 100G Ethernet. The MPO connector can be field terminated quickly and easily if the technician is adequately prepared and informed. This presentation explains why the MPO is a sensible choice in data centers, how and why the field-termination process for the MPO is dependent on cable design, and why certain technology is key to successful MPO termination regardless of the cable design and corresponding termination process.

Presentation 2: Containment options for thermal management
Isolating hot air from cold air has long been the bottom-line goal of data center thermal-management efforts. The physical approaches to, and tools for, this isolation have evolved over time. One current recommended practice is to completely enclose, or contain, hot aisles from cold aisles. This presentation provides a detailed description of the aisle-containment concept, explains where aisle containment fits among other thermal-management options, and provides insight into the extent to which aisle-containment strategies are effective in dynamic or changing data center environments.


Presentation 3: Assuring system performance
In many data centers, the old expression “time is money” is taken to the extreme. Whether a facility is customer-owned or a colocation environment, live connectivity equates to business being done. Activating network services in a data center environment must achieve a quick turnaround, however the testing methods used must comply with the latest industry standards to assure the network performance is achieved. This presentation will highlight the latest fiber test requirements in the TIA-568C standard and demonstrate how technicians can certify compliance while optimizing their workflow to get the network installed and activated quickly and properly.

Please join Cabling Installation & Maintenance, JDSU, and Sumitomo Electric Lightwave for this webcast!

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