About Data Center Cabling Solution Details

Driven by the enormous rise in networking access devices and applications, the total bandwidth requirements are also growing accordingly. Networking devices are needed to accommodate the higher port density. To meet these demands, several cabling solutions have been developed by network designers. Commonly used cabling options include fiber optic cables, direct attach cables and active ...

Active Optical Cables for High-speed Optical Interconnection Era

Background In a technology-heavy industry that is relying more and more on cloud-based application, storage and management systems, it is imperative to upgrade our network, for the original copper-based network infrastructure sets a limit in transmission distance; additionally, the copper wires are heavy and add difficulties in cabling. Compared with electrical interconnection, optical interconnection is ...

High-speed Input/Output Solutions – SFP+ and QSFP+ Modules

Today, bandwidth-intensive applications such as video rendering and high performance computing networks continue to drive the need for higher speed Input/Output (I/O) solutions. Organizations, such as IEEE 802.3 Working Group, and the SFF Committee, all have made contributions to developing pluggable I/O interfaces as the high speed I/O interconnects, such as SFP+ and QSFP+. This ...

Three Common High Density Host Ports – SFP+, QSFP+ and CXP

The push behind users’ requests for high-quality video content, whether for alive Internet video or video downloads from servers, is the principal driver of extremely high growth of Internet traffic. Besides, more and more complex technical computing applications are demanding even greater bandwidth. In such cases, these SFP+, QSFP+ and CXP high density host ports ...

Fiber Optic Connectivity Options for 40G Infrastructure

Dramatic growth in data center throughput has led to the increasing usage and demand for higher speed and more bandwidths. The speed of data center now is increasing to 40 Gbps and eventually to 100 Gbps. Thus, new optical technologies and cabling infrastructure are required. This article will introduce some commonly used fiber optic cabling ...

What Makes 40G QSFP+ AOC So Popular in Data Center

Existing and emerging network technologies are driving the need for high-density optical connectivity solutions to address the trends to optimized cable management and data center real estate usage. In order to satisfy the demands of higher bandwidth and more applications in a variety of cloud computing environments, active optical cable (AOC) has emerged. This article ...

QSFP+ Cable Types

A quad small form-factor pluggable plus (QSFP+) cable is a fiber optic cable capped at either end with the QSFP+ transceiver, which is designed for data rates up to 40Gb/s supporting Fibre Channel, Ethernet, Infiniband standards and so on. It is a solution with high density, high bandwidth and relatively low cost. In the market, ...