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4 Considerations for Developing an Edge Computing Storage Strategy

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Edge computing is a pivoted IT infrastructure. It is a strategy that enhances data telemetry. Businesses that need to transform intelligent sensory data into decentralized, remote, and mobile edge deployments invest in edge computing storage solutions. With such advancement, businesses gain easy wifi connectivity and the ability to run machine inference close to data sources. …

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Top Pick – Fluke vs NetAlly Network Tools [2021]

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The leading cause of industrial Ethernet network failures falls on poor network cabling. Of course there can always be issue on the network itself. Without proper connections and routing, an Ethernet system won’t run at the speed the business needs to. Likewise, if network configurations are not properly set additional problems will arise. Troubleshooting the culprit …

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What is Optical Headroom? 5 Best Ways to Test It

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Every second, 127 new devices hook up to the internet for the first time, adding to the 10 billion connected devices already accessing data networks. By 2025, there will be an estimated 41.6 billion connected devices, and these devices will generate 79.4 zettabytes of data. And as more devices connect across the world, creating more …

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What is an Ethernet Cable? Find the Best for Your Needs

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Whether you’re running a data center with server rooms, a medical facility, an office, or some other type of business, you likely have a range of equipment that require the use of Ethernet cables to function. This article intends to explore the typical uses of Ethernet cables, the types of ethernet cables available for people …

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How to Choose the Best Fiber Patch Cord

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The global fiber optic cable industry is expected to grow 14.5% by 2026 because of the increased demand for FTTX, telecommunications, and other technological advancements. And more and more businesses are upgrading their cabling to accommodate 5G capabilities. But how do you determine the best fiber patch cord for your business? We’ll walk you through our step-by-step …

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Best Base-8 Fiber Optic Cable Connectors

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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 …

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What is the Living Building Challenge?

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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 …

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Superior Essex Raises The Bar Again

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“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 …

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Fiber Splicer: Here’s Everything You Need To Know (Plus Which Is the Best One!)

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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 …

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Fiber Connector Types Buyer’s Guide [2021]

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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 …

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Best Keystone Jacks for Data Speed [Buyer’s Guide]

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With so many brands and types of keystone jacks, it can be difficult to know who to trust. At C&C Technology Group, we work directly with data center suppliers like Legrand, C2G, Superior Esssex, and more – which gives us a unique and qualified perspective to make product recommendations you can trust. Below you will …

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What is Fiber Optics & How Does It Work

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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 …

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OTDR: Optical Time Domain Reflectometer Info

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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 …

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Network & Cable Testers [Buyer’s Guide]

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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 …

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