What is this white paper about?

Data centers need to support the growing demands for data transmitted at any time and from any place, including high bandwidth applications such as video, and emerging IoT applications.

Data centers use high-end DWDM optical network solutions for transporting multiple 10G/40G/100G services to satisfy the increase in demand for high bandwidth. As data capacity increases, the need for economical rack space and power consumption has become more crucial to create cost effective, scalable networks.

This white paper explores aspects and challenges faced by data centers, and how they are answered using fiber optic solutions. The following aspects will be reviewed:

  1. Carrier grade, network reliability
  2. Low latency
  3. Agnostic to SW/router vendors using standards-base pluggable optics
  4. Flexibility for future growth
  5. Low power consumption
  6. Minimal rack space
  7. Monitoring, easy maintenance and fault isolation
  8. Cost considerations