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01/01/13 - Four Cabling Reality Checks for the 40G Data Center (Cabling Installation and Maintenance Magazine)

Sorting out the cabling options for 10G-to-40G upgrades.

By Jeff Bullion and Gordon Wiegand, 3M

In 2010, the ratification of the IEEE 802.3ba standard for 40/100-Gbit Ethernet provided a framework for data rates of 40 Gigabits per second and beyond. As data centers plan their migration to higher speeds, the question of how to get there has been the topic of much conversation. Undoubtedly, installing a high-performing cabling system is essential for a successful migration, but what does that look like?

Read the full article in Cabling Installation and Maintenance Magazine