Reach Objective for Next Generation Higher Speed Ethernet

The international Standards body that specifies the requirements for today’s optical data communications for Data Center and Enterprise applications is the International Electronic & Electrical Engineers, i.e., the IEEE.  The specified protocol for point-to-point or point-to-multipoint communications is “Ethernet.”  The name Ethernet comes from the ancient Greek word, Ether, meaning the air that fills the…

Innovation 2.0

At Panduit, we take pride in finding new solutions to old problems (and new ones, too!). And, when we  work with the best customers around to help them find solutions to their problems, that’s even better. Last week, Cabling Installation & Maintenance presented their annual Cabling Innovators Awards. And, for the second year, several Panduit…

FCoE using 10GBASE-T

A converged fabric based on Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE) helps data center architects and managers reduce CAPEX, OPEX, while simplifying the network infrastructure.  Up until recently, there was something hindering the adoption of FCoE: 10GBASE-T. Historically, deploying FCoE on the links between servers and aggregation switches meant that one had to use optical fiber…