Amsterdam, April 7, 2010 -- Draka Communications, a global leader in the cabling and optical fiber industry today announces an enhanced data center cable solution that will help data center planners ease migration to 40 Gb and upwards. Draka’s new ‘SLIM’ packaged solution combines laser optimized, bend-insensitive OM3/4 multimode fiber within small form factor cables using multi-fiber push-on (MPO) connectors for distribution, breakout and interconnections within dense installations,
Although copper data cable is usable for distances up to 100m at 10Gbit/s, Draka recommends laser optimized multimode fibre exceeding the current OM3 specification. Draka’s latest bend-insensitive MaxCap-BB-OM3/4 multimode fiber meets this requirement and is suitable for demanding configurations and the challenging cabling routes of small footprint data centers.
To this Draka adds a new cable for MPO based backbone infrastructures as well as 40GBase-SR4 channels, the upcoming backbone standard for data center infrastructure. The new cable is available in two different designs. Ribbon style ( 2x4.5mm with 12 fibers) for stand-alone MPO patchcord use, facilitates termination and results in the smallest cable footprint. And a round (3.3mm diameter with12 fibres) version which is optimized as MPO distribution cable for high density backbones.
“ With our MPO series we present a user-friendly cable package applicable to both 40 Gigabit Ethernet as well as 100 GbE deployment programs,” says Zoran Borcic, EMEA Product Manager, Draka Data Products. “A data center backbone in OM3/4 can be easily expanded to next generation Ethernet, safeguarding investments through its longer life cycle. We think that our approach is a sound way to future-proof data centers, offering designers space savings, miniaturization benefits and speed of deployment.”
This package of the latest cable technology enhances Draka’s UC Future ( UCFUTURE™ ) portfolio of optical fiber cables aimed at demanding data center environments that demand low attenuation and high bandwidth with excellent transmission potential for dynamic data networks. Draka’s data center solutions provide everything LAN, storage and data center designers need to plan a coherent migration path through 10GbE/8GFC to higher data communications infrastructures.
Draka (Euronext Amsterdam: DRAK), headquartered in Amsterdam, has 9600 employees in countries worldwide and 2009 revenues of over € 2 billion. Draka has a presence in 31 countries in Europe, North and South America, Asia and Australia.
Draka’s activities are divided into three groups: Energy & Infrastructure, Industry & Speciality and Communications. Draka Communications with its four business units, Telecom Solutions, Multimedia Specials, Optical Fiber and Cable Solutions is a global market leader in the development, production and sales of fibers, cables and advanced network solutions. More information at www.draka.com/communications
Photo: Draka’s enhanced UC FUTURE ( UCFUTURE™ ) data center cable package combines laser optimized OM3/4 multimode fiber, new multi-fiber push-on (MPO) connectors for small cables allowing installation convenience, space savings and miniaturization benefits for next generation data centers
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