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Wondering which Data Center facilities, you should be paying attention to? To discover the top 7 Data Center Locations in 2021 in the US requires combining a variety of factors. Which data centers are in the highest demand for interconnection? What trends are important for us to be watchful of? Read on to discover 7
Data center racks are critical management tools for data centers. They are cabinets or frames created for the express purpose of housing, protecting, and cooling data center equipment such as routers, servers, a/v components, hubs, and switches. There are a variety of types of server racks, each designed for specific applications. Well-designed server racks are
Your data center is an essential part of your business. It holds your company’s financial history, customer information, and more. Keeping these systems in tack can cost a lot of money. You do your best to make sure there aren’t any security breaches. However, there are times when you can’t prepare for situations like power
As your organization expands, so do your technology requirements. At a certain point, you’ll need more electrical outlets than you currently have to efficiently utilize your facility. While home offices can usually use simple power strips, any scaleable company should know the advantages of using a power distribution unit. This article discusses power distribution basics
As technological advances continue to revolutionize data and network applications, it’s been clear as day that data centers and other networking infrastructures need more efficient systems to handle their increasing workload. With the introduction of fiber cables a few decades ago, there was a significant upgrade to the lines used at the time. Base-12 cables
We’ve all experienced blackouts at some point in our lives, and they aren’t pretty. However, if you’re working in IT and a blackout happens, it could be your worst nightmare. Not only does it cause deterioration for your system, but it can also damage your data, causing you to lose most of your day’s work.
The modern world is wireless, with businesses and individuals keeping up with the latest trends. However, a wired network is still a more secure option, and it can reach blazing fast speeds. If you want to take advantage of a more wired world, you should think about using a patch panel for your business. You
Power over Ethernet (PoE) lighting systems are controlled through the internet. It is a relatively new technology, but it is growing at an astounding rate. The push to build more sustainable buildings, reduce our carbon footprint, and be good stewards of the planet that we live on is driving fast-paced growth in green building technologies.
The living building challenge is pushing architects and designers to break boundaries when creating sustainable buildings. It is a certification offered by the International Living Future Institute. The concept for the certification is based on emulating a living plant, specifically a flower. Seven Petal Requirements for Living Building Certification Certified living buildings must meet seven
“We’ve set the benchmark for communications cables many times before, and… we’re raising the bar again.” – Brian Ensign, VP of Marking Superior Essex This quote comes on the heels of Superior Essex Communications obtaining UL Verification for PowerWise® Extended Distance under its Sustainable Intelligent Building (SIB™) Platform. Superior Essex Communications, the leading manufacturer and
At this point, most people have heard of climate change and the steps that companies – both big and small – are taking to address this issue. As a whole, companies are looking to become carbon-neutral – that is, the work they do and the services they provide won’t contribute more carbon to our atmosphere.
If you have ever needed to install fiber optic cables, you may have needed to splice two lines together. Essentially, fiber splicing is when you join two cables together to make them as one. The most common reason people splice cables together is that something accidentally severed the original line. Splicing the cable (or splicing
Many enterprises are adopting SD-WAN for their networks, as it provides superior performance in a cloud-centric environment. Many of the conventional WAN solutions were good when applications tended to be in a centralized location. For example, companies would have a mainframe, which would mean the wide-area network solutions would connect to this central location. However,
With the variety of splice options that fiber network planners have today, identifying the best connectors can be a bit overwhelming. Consequently, not much thought is often given to the connector selection, and many make choices based solely on cost, availability, or what they’ve used previously. However, fiber connector types have unique designs and advantages
Business data centers are an essential part of any company. They help protect sensitive information and improve business efficiency. However, while they are crucial, the infrastructure of a data center can be costly. As a business owner, it’s your job to make sure that you can save as much money as possible. It helps to
These tiny parts are essential for any high-end entertainment system, state-of-the-art computer unit, or data-hungry telecommunications network office. A keystone jack is a type of connector. These ports are always female and are commonly mounted on a wall plate. These standard electrical jacks are low-voltage connection points for various uses. They are easily exchanged with
Many businesses use technological processes to make sure their systems are running smoothly. It’s an essential component of any successful business. However, specific movements from devices or human error use can lead to cords disconnecting. As a result, processes will be slower and can affect the efficiency of your business. So how can you ensure
In the technological world, optical transceivers are a vital hardware component for several industries. Often optical transceivers are utilized in networking hardware installations. In most instances, optical transceivers are used in so many industries because they make it possible for a simple switch to support companies’ various types of wiring and transmission formats. This may
All commercial buildings contain wiring on site, and this leads to a lot of cables, especially in a smart building’s data center and around work stations. That’s when a cable tray can become useful. Wire basket cable trays provide a simple and cost-effective cable management solution. However, are wire basket cable trays right for you?
For those that require robust connection speeds and durable hardware, finding the right Ethernet cables isn’t enough. Connectors link network devices together and make sure every last part is optimized to its full potential. The difference between LC and SC connectors is small, but significant. When IT spending on large data centers is expected to
Any reliable computer set-up these days requires high-speed Internet. The uptick in remote work and the world’s still pervasive social distancing requirements have increased this need tenfold. When you want lightning fast Internet, as well as tools that don’t go obsolete too quickly, you need to invest in CAT 6 Ethernet cables. They’re widely considered
The older coaxial cable wiring in most communities and homes today has much more interference than fiber-optic transmissions. The result is faster, clearer imaging to support high-definition signals like 4K and 5K video. Fiber optic networks are expanding in both cities and rural areas, but the high upfront cost of replacing these networks means that
Fiber optic cable offers a range of benefits for corporate data networking and telecommunications, such as thinner, lighter cables and longer signal range. This comprehensive buying guide will discuss: What fiber optic cable is Key features What you should look for when choosing fiber optic cable How to find the right kind of fiber optic
The Ethernet cable market is estimated to grow to $21.36 billion by 2026. What’s driving this growth is the need for high-speed transfer. To connect a network, businesses have several Ethernet cable options. CAT8 Ethernet cables are a popular choice because these copper cables have a bandwidth of over 2,000 Mbps. But are CAT8 cables the
An OTDR, or Optical Time Domain Reflectometer, integrates a laser source into a detector to offer an inside view of the fiber link. The laser signals the fiber in the area the sensor receives the light reflected from the various components of the link. The signal is graphed, creating a post-analysis event table delineating information
Network cabling directly affects your business’s connectivity. When a network lags, corrupts, or fails, your enterprise loses money. When designing, installing, and maintaining your network, you should regularly test your network cable for vulnerabilities and potential threats. To do this, you’ll need a network cable tester. To evaluate your cable’s performance, you need to know what
While the coaxial cable splitter has been around a while, you might still have some questions about their quality and what they do and cannot do. That’s why we are here to help. Here is C&C Tech Group guide to frequently asked questions about coaxial cable splitters. Related: Tech Tips What is a Coaxial Cable
Are you undertaking some new projects involving cables and intricate wiring but have no idea where to start? This is what you should know about stranded vs solid wires, when to use them, and how to choose which type of line to use for your specific project. Keep reading to find out which kind of
Are you using the right ethernet cable for your internet connection? The type of cord you use can make a significant difference, and it’s essential to choose the right one, especially if the choice is between a cat 5 vs cat 6 cord. Many ethernet cables might look the same, but it’s what’s inside that
Of the types of network delays that can occur, few affect speeds over large networks more than network cable propagation delay. Propagation delay is the length of time it takes for a signal to propagate from one end of a circuit to another. The primary factor influencing it is the length of the cable, although