Attack the Slack at the Rack

When designing and building a data center, engineers and designers are constantly up against constraints at every level: space, thermal, and budgetary. Perfectly designing a cable strategy is not only the right thing to do, it saves space by eliminating ugly slack at the end of your racks, it saves money (by incurring costs for the exactly what’s needed), and …

MTP/MPO Fiber Optic Polarity Explained

With the increasing bandwidth and network connection needs of data centers, MTP/MPO fiber cables have become the main solution for 40G/100G/400G high-density environments. Individual cables come in 8 through 72 fiber strands (12 fibers being the most common) and have a variety of pinout options to suit different application requirements. In this article we will go over those MTP/MPO Fiber …