This business and technical white paper from Panduit is an exploration of the data center fiber optic networking infrastructure requirements needed to meet current and future demands for data volumes and data rates. It covers how 200 Gigabit (Gbps) and 400 Gbps Ethernet (GE) fiber optics technology have evolved and how they should advance to 800GE and 1.6TE. It also explores what the right technologies are for sustainable investment strategies to future proof data center networks.
Setting the right standards is vital for infrastructure development and network design. International standards allow data center owners to create stable platforms to use today and to plan for future migration paths. Standards are the foundation that protect investments which support speed and performance requirements while supporting new data intensive technologies and applications. These capabilities are vital for and demanded by organizations including enterprises undergoing transformation and web scale data center operators.
This new report from Panduit explores how fiber optic cable and connectivity systems are a critical path-way that can potentially take today’s 10G – 40G systems through to 100G and 400G, and beyond.