System description

The requirements for data centre infrastructures are increasing as the rapid growth in worldwide IT usage continues. High-performance system solutions in copper, but chiefly in fibre optic technology already constitute the backbone of high-speed data transfer in data centres. The ever higher transmission rates not only call for high quality optical fibres, they also make increasing demands on the connecting components. Both these parameters are crucial to the efficient performance of transmission channels.

Flexibility is the core requirement for a cabling solution in today’s data centre environment. New systems need to be planned, assembled and installed within a very short time. New technologies like blade systems or virtualisation, for example, mean that link performance standards are continually rising.

Datwyler’s newly developed Data Centre Solution surpasses all the requirements for current cabling solutions, its high quality and excellent optical and geometric connector assembly values being of particular note here.

The high-performance carefully coordinated cables and components of Datwyler’s Data Centre Solution can be combined as required and make it possible to implement an open infrastructure design decoupled from the user’s equipment pool. The system also allows simple migration to future applications.

Benefits of the Datwyler Data Centre Solution

• Top quality guarantees top performance
• High packing densities hand in hand with good clear layout
• Fast and easy assembly (plug-and-go)
• Modifications/installations possible during ongoing operation, no need for outside companies
• Pre-assembly: no in-situ stripping, splicing or connector termination work necessary
• Slimline cable design, so no disruption to cooling air flow, no redundant lengths of cable in rack
• Scaleable thanks to modular design
• Investment protection and future viability as migratable to 40/100G (MTP)
• High spare capacity due to extremely low optical losses,
• Power budget protection thanks to bend insensitive fibres (multimode)

The most important system components

• Pre-assembled fibre optic mini trunks (high-performance)
• Pre-assembled fibre optic plug-in modules (high-performance)
• Fibre optic fan-out cables (high-performance)
• Fibre optic patch cables (high-performance)
• Modularly equipped 19-inch 1U, 3U and 4U panels / subracks
• Patch management trays and cable management accessories

These system components provide high-performance modular solutions for server room and data centre cabling tailored to customer requirements, the outstanding features of which are clear layout, flexibility, high packing densities and good handling during operation.

Optical values

FO Channel configuration: module-to-module

The graphic below shows one possible typical configuration:
Two FO-DCS plug-in modules are interconnected by a thin FO-DCS mini-breakout cable MTP-MTP.
For all known Ethernet and Fiber Channel duplex applications.

FO Channel configuration: module-to-module (spliced)

The graphic below shows one possible typical configuration:
Two FO-DCS splice plug-in modules are interconnected by a thin FO Universal cable (for indoor and outdoor use).

For all known Ethernet and Fiber Channel duplex applications.

FO Channel configuration: module-to-fanout

The graphic below shows one possible typical configuration:
One FO-DCS plug-in module is connected to two FO-DCS fanout cables (MTP on LCD Uniboot) by a thin FO-DCS mini breakout cable MTP-MTP for a direct link between the active ports (e.g. ports of a SAN switch).
For all well-known Ethernet or Fiber Channel duplex applications.

FO Channel configuration: migration to 40/100G (parallel optics)

The graphic below shows the configuration for a migration to 40/100G:
The FO-DCS plug-in modules in subracks are replaced by FO-DCS front plates with MTP adapters.
The high-performance FO-DCS mini-breakout cables MTP-MTP can continue to be used.

Datwyler supplies high-performance MTP patch cables for connection of the active IT equipment.

You can find more information on the design flexibility, end-to-end insertion losses and successfull 100G test in our corresponding technical White Papers. Please contact your local Datwyler staff for any further information.