Data centers are critical infrastructure that support the storage, processing, and transmission of large amounts of data. As the volume and complexity of data increases, so have the demands placed on data center infrastructure. Modern data centers often operate at high speeds, with data transmission rates of 40 gigabits per second (Gbps) or even 100 Gbps and beyond. At these speeds, even small delays or errors can have significant impacts on the performance of the data center.
Managing the performance of a data center requires a high level of expertise and attention to detail. Data center administrators must ensure that all components of the infrastructure are operating at optimal levels, including servers, storage systems, networking equipment, and power and cooling systems. They must also be proactive in identifying and addressing potential issues before they become problems. They must also be able to adapt to changing needs and technologies, as the field is constantly evolving.
Watch the webinar recording to learn how current best practices, standards and tools for testing and certifying physical media in data centers can help ensure the network works the first time and keeps working.
Experts Paul Avison and Trevor Nord of VIAVI Solutions discuss about:
- Modern Data Center Architectures
- Lanes and Speeds
- Backbones, Links, and Channels
- 1G/10G/40G/100G Architectures
- MPO Technology, Test Standards, and Testing Best Practices
- AOC/DAC Testing and Use Cases
MPO Test Solutions
FiberChek Sidewinder - Keeping the fiber ends clean is one of the most important things to ensure MPO connections work well. The Sidewinder can check all the fibers of an MPO connector very quickly to make sure they are clean. Here are some videos to help you learn how to use the Sidewinder.
SmartClass Fiber MPOLx - It can be hard to measure the length, loss and direction of the fibers let alone adapting existing MPO backbones to new services. The MPOLx can test all 12 fibers of the MPO connector and give a complete report in less than 6 seconds.
MPO Switch - Testing MPO with OTDR allows characterization of links or channels (uniformity of cable attenuation) as well as fault isolation to prevent interruptions in service. The MPO Switch reduces test time by 50% and automates test workflow, certification, and reporting.