Heavy Networking from Packet Pushers

On today’s Heavy Networking, sponsored by InterOptic, we explore how to extend the life of your legacy cabling infrastructure in the data center as you grow to 100G Ethernet, and the options available when you need to upgrade.

As organizations move down the path toward 100G, the higher data rates mean that old cabling might not be good enough.

It’s a fair chance that newer Ethernet speeds are not compatible with your existing cable, and now cabling costs become a factor in the selection of pluggable modules.

InterOptic works with customers on these issues and helps them select the right pluggable modules.

Joining us today are Robert Coenen, Ph.D., VP of Business Development at Interoptic; and Alex Latzko, lead network architect at Server Central Turing Group.

We discuss:

* How cabling affects your choice of pluggable modules

* Considerations for single-mode and multi-mode fiber

* Future-proofing for 25/50/100G

* Whether you need new patch leads

* Whether copper in the data center makes sense

* SFPs vs. GBICs

* Preparing for 400G

* More

Show Links:


How To Get Your Data Center Ready For 100G – Network Computing

Heavy Networking 431: Understanding Emerging Trends In Optics With InterOptic (Sponsored) – Packet Pushers

Show 360: All About Optics With InterOptic (Sponsored) – Packet Pushers

Robert Coenen on LinkedIn

Alex Latzko on LinkedIn

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