Many hardware vendors like Cisco, Finisar, Huawei and Brocade have recently announced support for 100 Gigabit Ethernet and telecom vendors around the world have also shown interest in launching 100G networks. All these events shows the sign of the advent of 100 Gigabit Ethernet in the commercial segment. However, is it necessary to move to 100G now?
If your data center hasn’t shifted from 10Gbps to 40Gbps infrastructure, now it’s your chance by deploying 40GbE with BiDi QSFP+ optics (ie. Cisco QSFP-40G-SR-BD) at lower costs than using 40G QSFP+ optics.
25G Ethernet, developed by IEEE 802.3 task force P802.3by is a newly proposed standard for Ethernet connectivity. After its appearance, the road to 100G is considered to be 10G→25G→100G. 25G Ethernet may be the quickest path to completion IEEE Ethernet standards effort to 100GbE. To unveil the mask of the mysterious 25G standard, this post offers some answers to help you sort it out.
The foundation laying ceremony of the fiber optic cable manufacturing factory of YOFC in South African city Durban has been held on 13 May. The Chinese based optical fiber and cable manufacturing company, YOFC (Yangtze Optical Fibre and Cable) moves forward with their plan to establish manufacturing facilities to cater to the needs of growing African market for fiber optic…
Future Optical communications might be more secure thanks to Professor John Donegan and team for their research conducted at the Trinity College in Dublin, Ireland. The research team found a new property of light while passing it through crystals. Usually, when light hits our eyes, the spinning photons twist infinitesimally. In Quantum physics, the force of the twist/spin called the angular momentum has been thought to be a direct multiple of a constant called Planck’s constant. However, John Donegan and team discovered a new form of light with an angular momentum that is exactly half of the conventional one. The team believes the new discovery would have practical applications in secure optical communication.
The virtualized workloads, cloud applications, and big data services today are driving previously server and data center fabric to an unimagined level. The existing 1Gbqs or 10Gbqs are gradually overwhelmed by higher-bandwidth like 40Gbps or 100Gbqs. Thus high-capacity optical technology and cabling infrastructure are required to support those servers and applications for 40Gbps upgrading. However, it might be too costly to replace all your equipment for 40G transition. So this article will introduce a cost-saving solution to help you smoothly migrate to 40GbE with the use of 40G BiDi QSFP+ transceiver.