datacenter business

Data center infrastructure efficiency

Data Centres are currently one of the biggest communication hubs across the globe. powered purely by the Internet and electricity. The total amount of data transferred between devices is approximately 218 ZB/year (as recorded in 2016) to almost 847 ZB/year by the year 2021. As of now, the data centres market of Asia-Pacific is expecting a massive growth, this is due to the increasing number of mobile data users. Here in the UK, the data centres play a vital role in receiving data from the connected devices, which are then transmitted back to deliver services under the Internet of things model. And the best part- everything happens in real-time.

In order to meet this growing demand for high bandwidths and quicker services, data centres are currently being deployed at a huge rate (globally). This, however, invites more problems for operators as they are constantly being challenged to keep up with these increasing rates.

So what are some of the best data centre technologies that can be leveraged for enabling greater profits?

Base-8 Design for scalable networks and improved performance of links

It has been observed that pre-terminated optical cables that are specifically meant for the data centre environment have a vital role in enabling high-density and affordable 10-G deployments. These optical cabling systems also boost asset utilization due to the reduced complexity of jumpers and possible elimination of the abandoned cabling systems.

While considering the situation with transceivers, switches, servers and storage systems, it is evident that both the present as well as the future will witness the growth of new transceiver systems that will be either based on the Base-2 or the Base-8 connectivity. In simpler terms, within just a couple of years, every road will lead to 2 and 8-fibre connectivity options. This will be even more viable for the Ethernet transmissions ranging between 40G and 500G.

It has been further observed that data centre operators can now maximize their density for every rack while scaling. This is because the Base-8 design will help them in utilizing all the fibres without having to buy new conversion modules. This further reduces our total ownership costs of the TCO. Due to this reason, future-efficient Base-8 designs as a connectivity solution for data centres can ensure simple, quick and affordable migration with speeds ranging between 40, 100 and 400 G.

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Optical fibre

High-density Data Network Cabling For Smart, Quick and Next-Generation Architecture

Powered by virtualization, the two-tier spine & leaf architecture is rapidly gaining visibility as it ensures quicker movement of data across the various physical links within the network. This further reduces the latency while you access data. Although spine & leaf architecture offers a smart and quick system the migration significantly increases the total number of fibers that are required to serve as an interconnection within the campus of the data centres.

Only a couple of years back, 864-fiber cables were the standard cables to be used in campus networks. But right now, high-fiber counts of almost 3456 fibers are up and ready to be used. The best part- all of them are within the standard two-inch duct systems. The high/extremely high-density cables ensure quicker installation and easier cable restoration during the time of cuts, which further cuts down on the costs of downtime.


Better Fibres For More Reach and Higher Resilience

By using optical fibers that have ultra-low-losses and bigger effective areas, the current range of the data centre interconnect links can be expanded by almost 25 procent. This will enable access to almost more than 50 procent data centre locations when compared to the conventional single-mode fibers.

In addition to this, these new data center interconnection links can now be designed with more efficiency, thereby cutting down on the number of regenerators even with higher rates of data upgrades.

Future-ready Architecture For Lesser Costs

These technologies collectively assist data centre operators to optimize both the connectivity as well as the density for achieving a future-ready architecture that meets all the requirements of the current and the impending rates of data.

Meeting the capacity requirements of future begins from working on optimized connectivity and cabling for greater scalability. Therefore, the data centre operators who will design their infrastructure for meeting future capacities will find them much ahead of their competitors.

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