Cisco are predicting that global IP traffic will reach 3.3ZB by 2021, a Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of 24 percent from 2016 - 2021, in the same time period they predict that global fixed broadband speeds will almost double form 27.5 to 53Mbps. Cisco also predicts that live video will grow 15-fold between 2016 - 2021 and account for 13% of all internet video traffic.Read more »
Industry pundits are increasingly highlighting the opportunities and growth in the 100G fibre market particularly in the Data Centre. With the ever-growing need for bandwidth and with new Switching fabrics supporting 3.2TB’s and 6.4TB’s, 100G interconnect speeds are now a reality and are forecast to become mainstream over the next few years. However, as with any new technology there are a number of issues that integrators need to be aware of if they are to design effective next generation networks, the following article highlights a number of areas that need to be considered.Read more »
An Australian Emergency Services organisation recently implemented a PlusOptic Course Wave Multiplexing Solution into their network. They added an additional 30Gbps of bandwidth to their existing Dark Fibre connection with an additional 80Gbps of expansion available at a later date. Find out more in the following overview: -
The organisation required additional Layer 2 Bandwidth Connectivity between their two data centres due to increasing levels of traffic. After going out to the market for 4 x 10Gbps managed connections, the organisation decided that the installation and ongoing monthly service fees were prohibitive. In addition, the solutions did not offer any expansion capacity at a later date without installing additional fibre.Read more »
Whilst 10 Gigabit Ethernet Fibre Solutions have been available for some 10 years, copper based solutions have been limited to a maximum speed of 1 Gigabit until recently. The good news for solutions providers is that 10G copper is becoming increasingly common with many Enterprise and Mid-Tier vendors offering copper 10G ports as standard in their switches and storage devices.
PlusOptic recently launched a range of 10G Copper Transceivers to allow simple seamless connectivity to these 10G copper ports from your legacy devices. These transceivers install in your traditional SFP+ ports and provide high speed transmission over Cat 6/6a/7 copper cabling via an RJ45 connector.Read more »