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What’s the Difference Between 100G CLR4 and CWDM4?

Since the existing 100G Ethernet links with QSFP28 SR4 or LR4 are either too short or too expensive, 100G modules that can cover this enormous middle ground between 100m and 10km are expected to come to the market. 100G CLR4 … Continue reading

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Considerations of Planning a Pre-terminated Cabling Infrastructure

Pre-terminated cable assemblies including various trunk cables, patch cords, and plug-and-play cassettes provide a plug-and-play, time-saving and easy-to-deploy solution for links between switches, servers, patch panels and ZDA (Zone Distribution Areas) in a data center. However, compared to field-terminated cabling, … Continue reading

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Three Patching Configurations for Data Center Rack Management

In today’s data center, distribution patch panels and active equipment such as switches, routers, and so on are usually arranged in either the same rack or in two racks located directly next to one another. Thus, to choose a proper … Continue reading

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Use TAP Module for Efficient Network Monitoring in 10GBASE-SR Link

The growth in data traffic is being driven both by increased cloud and big data services. Data center managers are facing a challenge of gaining superior visibility of their networks, enhancing application performance, and ensuring integrity of the security system. … Continue reading

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Understanding Fiber Polarity Method: Which to Choose?

40G and 100G are now universally deployed in data centers. As the preferred array-based fiber connector option, the MPO/MTP connector and its cable assemblies are widely used for 40/100G connectivity in high-density data center environments. However, in complex high density … Continue reading

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