Buzzwords such as Industry 4.0, Artificial Intelligence or Big Data make it clear. More and more social and economic processes are being shifted to the online world. Every day, the demands placed on computing and storage capacities are increasing. As described in the first part of this blog series, it is crucial for data center operators and also for small, medium and global enterprises to be on the cutting edge, to adapt to the developments of the next years and to build a future-proof data center infrastructure. In addition to transmission speeds and the correct selection and professional installation of fiber optic connector systems, two further factors must not be ignored: Optimal use of space and scalability. Because due to the rapidly growing amount of data, data centres where those data streams converge are bursting at the seams. The constantly increasing demands placed on data centers mean that they have to be constantly expanded and extended. In order to keep pace with future developments, it is therefore necessary to build a high-performance, space-saving and flexibly scalable data center infrastructure.
Against this background, this article in the two-part blog series on important trends in modern data center cabling focuses on the following topics:
- High density: Highest port density in the smallest space
- Modern & highly scalable data center topology: Spine-leaf architecture