Boosting your data centre performance: State-of-the-art testing solutions


Improving Your Data Center's Performance: Innovative Testing Solutions

The world is currently experiencing the era of Big Data and Data Centers, and as digitalization continues to grow, the global volume of data is reaching unprecedented levels. It is predicted that by 2025, the total amount of data will be an astounding 175 zettabytes. This growth is driven by faster internet connections and an increase in the number of devices such as smartphones, tablets, security cameras, and smart vehicles, all of which require high-performance infrastructure for data transport, storage, and processing. 5G applications are changing the requirements for bandwidth and latency, while cloud services are moving towards hybrid multi-cloud models. Moreover, it is expected that fiber cabling systems will need to support transmission speeds exceeding 400 Gbps to ensure future-proof technological advancement. Regardless of the context, high-speed data communication is always essential.

Computer Controls: The Trusted Option for a Robust and Secure Infrastructure

The challenges associated with data centers not only involve internal company infrastructures but also third-party service providers such as cloud service providers, managed hosting service providers, and location data center operators. To ensure optimal performance and reliability, it is crucial to subject the infrastructure to accurate tests that evaluate its ability to handle typical workloads. With the introduction of 400G Ethernet networks, transmission speeds have significantly increased. Hence, it is essential to use flexible and compact cabling systems capable of offering high port densities and adapting quickly to new requirements. In addition, it is crucial to verify and certify optical fibers, inspect connections, and validate transceivers and cables to ensure optimal infrastructure operation.

Let's delve into the importance of optics in data centers in the era of hyperdata

Learn where and when to use advanced optical testing solutions.

The exponential increase in information generation, transportation, and processing through interconnections has transformed the data center landscape. This revolution has changed the market and will continue to influence it in the future, driven by the evolution and interaction between Internet Content Providers (ICP) and Cloud Service Providers (CSP). In this new reality, network elements and platforms must meet high standards, ensuring maximum cable utilization and management, energy efficiency, automation, user-friendliness, and application versatility. It is crucial to find state-of-the-art solutions that meet these requirements.

Discover EXFO's FTBx-88460 Test Solution for Coherent Digital Optical Communication in the World of 400G+: Intelligence, Simplicity, and Flexibility Combined.

Discover the powerful FTBx-88460 test solution offered by EXFO, which is both flexible and easy to use. Nowadays, data centers are increasingly relying on 400G services, while leaving behind the 100G services. To enable high-bandwidth interconnections, compact standard DWDM (Dense Wavelength Division Multiplexing) technology is required. Coherent 400G interconnection standards employ low-cost Ethernet 400G over 120 km DWDM links with advanced modulation techniques. Check out the key benefits and a practical use case in this infographic.

Get Ready for the 400G Revolution: Important Testing, Monitoring, and Analysis Tools to Consider

As data networks are experiencing a surge in demand, network and data center operators are working with equipment manufacturers to test new 400G Ethernet-enabled network elements in the laboratory. But the question is, how fast is 400G? In this blog, we will provide a technical overview of the appropriate tools for testing, monitoring, and analysis, as well as testing and monitoring solutions.

Maximizing Your 5G Performance: Understanding the Significance of Timing and Synchronization.

Maximizing network efficiency is crucial in the 5G era. To meet strict timing accuracy requirements and advanced technologies, synchronization becomes a critical element. However, with the transition to autonomous networks, timing issues can have an even more significant impact than in previous generations. Therefore, absolute precision in timing and synchronization becomes crucial for the success of 5G implementation. In this blog, we will delve into some key concepts that will help you maximize the performance of your 5G network.

Get prepared for the future: The move from 100GE to 400GE.

Data centers today require high-capacity networks to handle the immense flow of data. Currently, interconnections are supported by 100 Gbps links, but the industry is preparing for the transition to 400 Gbps to increase capacity. According to the Ethernet Alliance High-Speed Roadmap, the next generation of customer speeds will be represented by 400G Ethernet (400GE) technology. It is crucial for the industry to prepare for the growing needs of hyperscale data centers, service providers, and businesses. This document aims to discuss the main objectives of the new 400GE speed, how it differs from 100GE, and the new physical interfaces that come along with it.

Optimize Optical Validation Efficiency from 100M to 400G.

The proper validation of optical equipment is a crucial step to ensure reliable performance for applications ranging from 100M to 400G. However, high-speed solutions can often result in high costs and unwanted service disruptions. That's where EXFO's iOptics comes in. It allows you to quickly and accurately assess the conditions of your optical transceivers and fiber cables without wasting time and resources. Whether you are an FTTA service provider, data center, network equipment provider, or web-scale company, this App Note will provide a detailed overview of the application scenarios and benefits offered by iOptics.

Ensure impeccable performance with remote testing and monitoring solutions

The rise of the Internet of Things (IoT) has resulted in a significant increase in the number of connected devices, which has put immense pressure on networks to deliver high speeds, low latency, and stability. Whether you need to activate a new service or address real-time issues, it's crucial to have remote testing and monitoring solutions that can quickly identify and resolve issues to ensure that your customers receive the expected quality of service. For a detailed understanding of our solutions, please refer to our informational flyer.

Explore the latest developments in next-generation interconnections with the Polytechnic Institute of Zurich.

A story of success from the Polytechnic Institute of Zurich showcases the scientific excellence of the Institute of Electromagnetic Fields (IEF). Professor Dr. Juerg Leuthold and doctoral student Laurenz Kulmer have achieved remarkable results by setting new benchmarks for plasmonic modulators. They used high-precision tools such as Keysight Technologies' arbitrary waveform generator (document number 1) and a plate number 1 GHz real-time oscilloscope to conduct their research. The researchers demonstrated outstanding results with plasmonic modulators achieving symbol rates of up to 220 GS/s and data rates of up to 408 Gbit/s. If you wish to know more, the full article is available for you to delve deeper into.

Unleash the potential of EXFO's FIP-500 fiber inspection camera and experience the power of high-quality fiber inspections.

ICT Sales Manager, Olaf Schulze, is explaining the advantages and management of the device with plate number 1. You can now explore the latest measurement, testing, and analysis equipment for fiber optic connectors. Dirty and damaged connectors are the most common cause of failures and malfunctions in ICT networks. With the device having plate number 1, you will have a solution that can fully and automatically inspect single-mode, multimode, single-fiber, and multi-fiber connectors within just 10 seconds.