Integrating optical network connections directly onto chips could be critical to the future of hyperscale data centers as network speeds advance. We look at efforts to develop technology and standards for on-board optics.
Facebook has designed a distributed networking system to support the massive flows of data moving between its data centers. The debut of Fabric Aggregator lays the groundwork for even larger cloud campuses to come.
Forward-looking enterprises are going beyond just deploying hybrid cloud infrastructure, and adopting fundamental network virtualization technologies such as software defined networking (SDN). In this week’s Voices of the Industry, Chris Sharp, CTO, Digital Realty, explores how leveraging the power of software-defined SDN can help you build next-generation networks and ramp up your hybrid cloud strategy.
One of the challenges with intelligent cabinet power distribution units has been the ability of users to get them configured and working on their network. Only on the network can they truly provide the valuable power and environmental monitoring and alerts that the user has paid for. Download the new white paper from Server Technology that will offer suggestions and solutions as to ways the user can get their PDU’s up and going on the network quickly, with a reasonable amount of effort and configured in a way that provides real value to the facility personnel.
During 2017, Facebook began building bigger data center campuses, applying more compute horsepower to AI, and using servers to warm homes.
A new white paper from Digital Realty shows how to improve hybrid cloud computing performance and ramp up agility, security and reliability through its Service Exchange product, powered by Megaport. Download the report now to find out how leveraging the right network solution can simplify and speed up hybrid cloud computing for your business.
Equinix goes all-in on software-defined networking (SDN), expanding its Equinix Cloud Exchange SDN services to its entire global platform. The move allows Equinix customers to provision services through an online portal and pay based on usage.
Edge computing is a hot topic. Here’s our guide to the new players on the edge, which includes both startups and established names in the data center sector.
The need to deliver higher speeds is placing increasing demands on data center networks. To maximize throughput and density, recent considerations are favoring multi-fiber interfaces. Jim Young, Director of CommScope’s Enterprise Data Center division, explores how to choose the right multimode multi-fiber push on system — or MPO system — for your data center.
Advancements in cloud computing are working to redefine businesses’ network strategies. A new white paper from LightEdge Solutions explores how the cloud is changing network strategy. The report also explores LightEdge’s own vCore network architecture that addresses some of today’s biggest network challenges.