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Data Center Evolution: Prepare for Change with Low-Loss Connectivity
April 30, 2013

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2:00 PM - 3:00 PM EDT (11:00 AM - 12:00 PM PDT)
Data Center Evolution: Prepare for Change with Low-Loss Connectivity

This presentation will look at how signal loss in connectors can impact architecture in data centers, with a specific focus on LC, MPO-12 and MPO-24 fiber optic connectors. There will be an analysis of different cabling architectures, comparing ease of use and manageability, upgradability from 10G to 40G and 100G, improved security, rapid installation and bring-up, and rapid expansion and updates. The presentation will also cover how the cable plant supports the migration from traditional multi-tier North-South traffic configurations using End of Row or Middle of Row, to East-West configurations like Fat Tree or Leaf and Spine.

Key Take-Aways:
  • Learn why a Zone Distribution Area (ZDA) is critical for both rapid expansion and future migration and upgrades.
  • Understand why OM3 fiber is sufficient for the vast majority of data centers, and why OM4 is necessary for advanced topologies.
  • Discover why MPO-based trunks are key to supporting the long-term sustainability and upgradability within data centers.
  • Discover how Belden's industry-leading 0.2dB MPO opens up options never before available, that improve manageability, security and upgradability
Dwayne Crawford, Product Line Manager, Fiber Connectivity Solutions, Belden

Dwayne has over 20 years of experience in the datacomm industry, starting in the early days of dial-up Internet, when he founded DirectNET, an Internet service provider. He has served on several international standards committees, advancing high-performance/low-latency protocols (IEEE-1394, GigE Vision, CameraLink) used in real-time image processing and utilizing high performance computing (HPC) platforms. Since joining Belden, he has led his team in introducing innovative fiber products with a focus on overall customer solutions. Dwayne is also a Belden Data Center Specialist.