This blog post is part of a series called “CommScope Definitions,” in which we
will explain common terms in communications network infrastructure.
Ultra-Low Loss describes
the performance of fiber optic apparatus used in data center (DC) networks.
Data centers are always striving to increase the capacity to deliver
services to their users. Like a finely tuned racing car, higher
performance is a never-ending engineering challenge. As performance ramps
up, each and every component is highly stressed and the overall performance of
the car and the team depends on the performance of the smallest parts.
Data centers are much the
same. DC capacity is built upon the physical fiber optic network cabling.
This infrastructure is constantly increasing the speed and efficiency, enabling
higher data throughput. Maintaining the flow of data is now dependent of
preserving as much of the data signals as possible. Fiber cabling and
connections lose a certain amount of signal – yet they are absolutely necessary
to carry the information around the DC and eventually to the end users.
Over time, the performance of these components has improved. Today,
the standard of high performance is Ultra Low Loss.
CLICK TO TWEET: CommScope's James Young defines Ultra-Low Loss for you.
As speeds go up, data links overcome increasingly difficult transmission
challenges. More of the available signal
is used to overcome these transmission losses which leaves less available
signal on the link. Preserving the
remaining signal is the best way to provide for the connections and fiber cable
between the active equipment in the DC.
Increasing capacity while maintaining the reach, scale and structure of
the physical infrastructure is a constant challenge. This is precisely why CommScope has
introduced a new Ultra-Low Loss apparatus platform.
Combining Ultra-Low Loss
apparatus with high bandwidth OM5 cable provides the optimum multimode fiber
platform for enterprise DCs. CommScope
provides design tools and guaranteed link performance to take the guess work
out of designing for next generation capacity in your DC. Enabling more connections and longer lengths
brings low cost SWDM4 duplex fiber technology to even the largest enterprise
Keeping up with the demand
for more DC capacity requires a well-planned high speed migration
strategy. What are your plans for the
next generation high speed networks?