Sometimes when companies get together, they can put out some very impressive work. The combination of Panduit, who focuses on physical infrastructure, and Avago Technologies, who deals in analog interface components, is about to bring out a very exciting new feature for networks: 550 meter multimode fiber reach at 40 Gb/s.
The combination of Panduit's Signature Core Fiber Optic Cabling System and Avago's QSFP+ eSR4 fiber optics modules allows them to reach that incredible capability, and that solution also looks to provide major help for IT managers looking for a way to provide connections across equipment that go beyond the Ethernet Standard. They've wanted a way to increase range and thus add the flexibility necessary to give the best performance possible for data centers. Extending the total range to 550 meters means that, essentially, nearly all the fiber optic links in a data center can be connected with Panduit's Signature Core Fiber Optic Cabling System, reducing costs by reducing the amount of equipment involved in the system.
Avago's VP and GM of Fiber Optics, Philip Gadd, provided some background on the decision to connect between Avago and Panduit, saying, “Avago introduced the 40 Gigabit Ethernet eSR4 modules to provide a migration path for data centers to upgrade from 10G to 40G Ethernet and span longer reaches. We are happy to be working with Panduit to provide our customers with the longest reach 40 Gigabit Ethernet links possible.”
Panduit, meanwhile, expressed their own assessment of the connection through their VP of DataComm Products, Dennis Renaud, who said: “We are excited to bring this capability to our customers. By working with Avago, we will be able to provide our customers the architectural flexibility they need in today’s ever changing data center environment while realizing cost savings.”
Reducing costs is important to most every business, and it only gets more important in the light of a slow global economy. It only gets better when saving costs can also improve flexibility and increase the overall capability of a network, and that's just what the Panduit / Avago Technologies coalition can do here. It's going to be worth considering for just about any business looking to get some extra punch in its network, especially if they want to do so at a better cost than they were previously seeing.
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Edited by Brooke Neuman