The ever-increasing demand for higher data rates, greater bandwidth, and higher port density have accelerated the use of fiber-optic cabling in data center and telecommunications environments. These drivers, along with widespread fiber deployment in these facilities, have made cable management a critical characteristic to data center operations. The selection and use of cable-management components and systems is a necessary part of the planning process when bringing a data center network beyond 40G transmission, to speeds as high as 400G.
This webcast seminar, produced by Cabling Installation & Maintenance and sponsored by Chatsworth Products and Corning Optical Communications, explores the considerations that data center operators must make when planning the 40G-to-400G transition, from the standpoints of optical-networking capabilities and cable-management strategies. It describes how data center managers can increase asset utilization, reducing the complexity of jumper-cable deployment and eliminating stranded or unused fibers. It also details cable-management approaches that can both support high-density fiber installations and ease the process of network changes when they are necessary.