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Monitoring Networks with Passive Optical TAPS

When networks become larger and more complex, monitoring for performance and security becomes critical. For these reasons more directors are using optical fiber traffic analysis points (TAPs) to monitor network links. 8 more words

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White Paper: Energy Efficiency for Data Centers

Forrester Research has reported that 72 percent of companies in the S&P 500 published reports on their corporate responsibility or sustainability efforts in 2013, compared to only 20 percent in 2011.4 What is “clean” energy? 46 more words

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The Internet of Things May Create New Breed of Data Centers

The Internet of Things will create millions of connected devices, generating data from homes, cars and the vast reaches of industrial infrastructure. Data will be everywhere, and many of the new digital conversations will involve machines talking to other machines. 52 more words

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Choosing the right multimode MPO system for your data center

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, which has prompted a reassessment of a high-speed migration strategy now involving both duplex and parallel optic transmission applications. 7 more words

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Cat5e cable crimping

Youtube’s Network Advisor recently offered up this “simple step-by-step on how to crimp a network plug on the end of a Cat5e cable. “Seeing things in detail is crucial for this process,” opines the installer, while adding, “In professional installations, … 55 more words

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Engineering Deathmatch: The Data Center Design Episode

Ariel Liguori and Gaston Brait compete to design a cloud enabled data center for Show Me Products international, the leading manufacturer of barings for the machines that make fidget spinners. 26 more words

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