Siemon webinar explains value of low loss multifibre connectivity in the data centre

This latest webinar in Siemon’s educational series, entitled ‘The Need for Low Loss Multifibre Connectivity in Today’s Data Centre’, will be presented by Carrie Higbie, Siemon’s global director of data centre solutions and services. Available globally, the webinar will take place on 15th May 2014 at 1800 GMT.

Optical insertion loss budgets have become one of the top concerns for data centre managers, especially in today’s large virtualised server environments. New switch fabric architectures are a significant factor, as are higher speeds, resulting in longer distance fibre backbone channels using MPO connectivity for networking and storage area network (SAN) applications. With these more stringent insertion loss requirements, standard loss MPO connectors significantly limit the number of mated connections that can be deployed in a fibre channel. This has created the need for low loss fibre connectivity that can support multiple mated connections, to provide flexibility and manageability over a wide range of distances and configurations, whilst delivering sufficient loss headroom for deployment of the latest high-speed fibre applications.

‘There are many trends in the data centre environment, such as higher speeds, new non-blocking designs and software defined networking, that benefit from the use of cross connects,’ said Carrie Higbie. ‘With cross connects requiring more passive connection points within a channel, low loss fibre connectivity is the key to staying within loss budgets – especially in higher speed Ethernet and Fibre Channel applications that have more stringent loss requirements than ever before.’

In addition to providing guidance on the number and type of low loss connections allowed for a variety of applications and configurations, this webinar will also provide a question and answer session for participants with specific queries and challenges to pose to the presenter. To register for the free webinar, The Need for Low Loss Multifiber Connectivity in the Data Center, visit: Anyone who registers for the event will gain first access to the accompanying Siemon white paper.

For extended access, all Siemon webinars are archived and freely available for registered participants to select and review previously recorded sessions at any time.

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