With the start of 2017, it’s an apt time to look at the current state of the data center and the future of data center infrastructure management (DCIM) while prognosticating what we can expect for the coming year.
In my first post, I talked about media conversion at the physical layer. Today I want to talk to you about how to use optical time-domain reflectometer (OTDR)-equipped small form-factor pluggables (SFP) to detect fiber breaks.
Multi-tenant data center (MTDC) operators must assess and balance numerous factors when investing in information technology (IT) equipment — including affordability, efficiency, sustainability, reliability, and agility.
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