Data Center Infrastructure
In data centers, fiber optic cables for high data rates have become standard. Most commonly used are OM3 and OM4 fibers which can transmit data rates of 10, 40 and 100 Gbps according to the standard IEEE 802.3. Highest quality, flexibility and minimum disruptions at the same time are the demands for today’s data center infrastructure.
To address this challenging environment, Telegärtner offers pre-terminated solutions. Cables with 12, 24, or 48 fibers are terminated with 12-fiber MPO connectors or with duplex LC or duplex SC connectors. A major benefit of pre-terminated cables is that they can be installed whenever data center processes allow, very often even during live opera- Data Center Infrastructure tions. Whenever new servers, switches, or mainframes are installed or moved, the pre-terminated cables are already in place, ready for service. Time consuming cable cutting and stripping, connectorization, curing, and polishing belong to the past. Pulling grips protect the connectors during cable installation and guarantee factory-proven quality even under rough installation conditions.
Parallel Optics and 40/100 Gigabit Ethernet
The bandwidth of multimode fibers is much smaller than the one of singlemode fibers. For shorter link lengths, multimode fibers are used as the electronics for multimode application is much cheaper than the electronics for singlemode fibers.
With 40 and 100 Gigabit Ethernet, the data streams are divided into channels of 10 Gbps which are transmitted simultaneously (“parallel”), which led to the term parallel optics. 40 Gigabit Ethernet uses optical fibers (4 fibers for transmitting, 4 fibers for receiving), 100 Gigabit Ethernet uses 20 of them (10 fibers for transmitting, 10 fibers for receiving). The MPO/MTP® connector, which is already used for pre-terminated cables, will also be used for parallel optics.
Pre-terminated cables can be installed whenever data center processes allow, very often even during live operations. Whenever new servers, switches, or mainframes are installed or moved, the pre-terminated cables are already in place, ready for service.