See What’s Next for Fiber in the Data Center

David_O. Headshot David Oldenbuttel March 18, 2013

The next generation of fiber optic technology for the data center will be ondisplay, March 19, at the upcoming OFC/NFOEC 2013 show in Anaheim, CA. CommScope is very excited to team with Avago Technologies in helping solve the challenges data centers face when requiring higher data rates at longer link distances. The demo in booth #1043 features the new Avago 40GbE QSFP+ eSR4 transceiver in conjunction with SYSTIMAX LazrSPEED® multimode fiber cables. This demonstration is important because it shows the capability to assist customers as they make plans to transition from 10G to 40G with extended distances. Our demo will feature a distance of 550 meters. The performance and cost advantage of optical solutions over multimode fiber continues to be an excellent choice for the data center in the foreseeable future.

Multi-vendor support for this application should further expand the potential for transitioning the market to 40G. Additionally, CommScope has been a leader by being the first to openly demonstrate 40G extended reach capability with our SYSTIMAX InstaPATCH® solution—proof of our commitment to create a seamless transition between 10G and 40G to ease customers’ upgrade paths. Supporting similar channel lengths allows an upgrade in data rates without requiring switch relocation that would otherwise disrupt data center architecture

Events such as OFC/NFOEC provide a great opportunity to see what leading technology companies are developing for optical communications that will soon be available in the market. Regardless of your current connectivity infrastructure, I invite you to stop by the Avago boothand take a glimpse at the technology of tomorrow.

It will be here faster than you know it. Make sure you’re ready.

About the Author

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David Oldenbuttel

David Oldenbuttel is Strategic Marketing Manager for the Enterprise division at CommScope. He has worked in the technology industry for the past 14 years in a variety of management and product marketing roles for firms such as IBM and Fujitsu. David has a bachelor’s degree in marketing from Texas Tech University and an MBA from the University of Dallas.