40GBASE-SR4 vs. 40GBASE-SR BiDi: Which One Provides Higher Return of Investment (ROI)?

With data center consolidation, and server virtualization, the data center network is shifting to 10 Gbps at the access layer and 40 Gbps at the aggregation layer. To support 40G connectivity, data center architects are challenged by the need for a major upgrade of the cabling infrastructure. This article will introduce the 40GBASE-SR4 cabling solution […]

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40G Transceivers With MTP/MPO Interface vs. 40G Transceivers With LC Interface

With 40 Gigabit Ethernet commonly deployed in most data centers, it is very essential for the data center managers to employ the suitable 40G devices like 40G QSFP+ transceivers. Nowadays, various 40G transceivers are available on the market, but mainly there are two interfaces adopted by 40G QSFP+ transceivers—MTP/MPO and LC. What’s the difference between […]

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Deploy 40GBASE-UNIV Transceiver to Achieve More Cost-effective Data Center Upgrade

Due to server consolidation, virtualization, and performance improvements, there is a growing need in the data center for 40GbE switch connections. For many data center operators, this upgrade and conversion is more challenging based on two primary factors. Firstly, the potential for a reconfiguration of the physical layer of the network based on reduced reach […]

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Data Center 40G Migration with OM3 and OM4 Optical Connectivity

Why Migrate to 40G With the quick development in data center, cabling infrastructures should provide manageability, flexibility and reliability. Deployment of optical connectivity solutions enables for an infrastructure meeting these requirements for current applications and data rates. Scalability is another key factor that needs to consider when choosing the type of optical connectivity. It refers […]

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Upgrade to High Data Rate Transmission With Parallel Optics

Parallel optics represent a type of optical communication technology as well as the devices on either end of the link that transmit and receive information which are also known as parallel optical transceivers. Compared with traditional optical communication, parallel optical communication employs a different cabling structure for signal transmitting aiming at high-data transmission for short […]

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