Ah, road trips with the kids: a
true test of your patience and their bladder capacity. If you’ve ever taken a
long road trip – say, a drive from Dubai to Riyadh – you know exactly what I
It’s like that nightmare we’ve
all had at some point; the one where you’re running and never seem to get
anywhere. But if you think it’s frustrating as a parent, remember how it was as
a kid. You focus on a distant mountain peak then look up an hour later only to
find that you’re no closer.
Believe it or not, we often do
the same thing in our professional lives. Every year the Ethernet Alliance
publishes the Ethernet roadmap as a kind of long-term look to the horizon. For
what seems like an eternity, the Terabit Mountains (a phrase coined by Scott
Kipp, Director of Engineering at Brocade) have been just over the horizon. But
just how important is it to reach that goal?
The more we understand the details
of the journey – the road conditions, location of detours, weather forecast,
etc. — the easier the trip. When it comes to the evolution of your network, the
2016 Ethernet Roadmap lets you know where the industry is headed. But while
conceptual milestones like 1Tb/s lane speeds are fascinating to consider, don’t
let that distract you from what’s happening right now.
In fact, when it comes to
planning and executing a successful data center migration strategy, the delight
– as well as the devil – are both in the details. So here are three immediate
and impactful issues that may merit your attention.
- Why will 25G
supplant 40G as the next stepping stone?
- Why are 12-
and 24-fiber MPO connectors the smart play, and not MPO-8?
- Why is wide band
multimode fiber (WBMMF) a game changer?
These are three of the key issues
that we at CommScope believe will be important drivers of a successful
migration initiative. As an active participant in the development of the
industry standards, we have a unique perspective on where the data center
industry is headed and, more importantly, why. For an overview of our
observations, I encourage you take a look at Beyond the 2016 Ethernet Roadmap, a quick read on the key changes
to the map and what’s behind them.
Click to download Beyond the 2016 Ethernet Roadmap.
road from where you are to where you want to be isn’t always well-marked. Along
the way, there are many twists, turns and detours. And CommScope knows each and
every one. We have the experience, insight and resources to get you
there…wherever “there” may be.
are attending GITEX in Dubai, come say hello at Hall 1,
F1-40 where we will be showcasing technology for future networks.