This course reviews the challenges facing network design in the datacenter, look at the trends in datacenter networking and their impact on the cabling infrastructure. It includes transceiver and switch developments impacting the infrastructure requirements in modern datacenters, reviewing the shift to higher data rates, switch port utilization, and the impact on DC topologies. The developments in high-speed Ethernet applications are detailed. A detailed look at the technology trends driving the need for the Propel connectivity solution.
Recommended for anyone involved in design, installation and project management of cabling infrastructures for Datacenters or Head-End Central Office environments.
The SP8850 Pre-Terminated Datacenter Solutions course is recommended to students in conjunction with this course.
The objective of this course is to review the challenges facing network design in the datacenter, look at the trends in Cloud and Hyperscale datacenter networking and their potential impact on the cabling infrastructure. It covers the shift to virtualization, changes in network topologies and architecture, developments in ethernet standards, transceiver and switch technology, and the impact on cabling infrastructure.
- Cloud and Hyperscale DC
- DC virtualization
- Network mesh and fabric topologies
- Ethernet Standards and connectivity options.
- Switch technology – ASICs, SerDes, Radix
- Transceiver trends – Octal, QSFP-DD, OSFP
- Modulation, Co-Packaged Optics
- Propel Cabling Solution
How will I learn?
You will study this course online in a self- paced format. The course is made up of a number of webcast videos.
Successful completion will require
Viewing of the complete webcasts and successful completion of assessments.
Is this the right course for me?
If you are involved in the design or installation of DC infrastructure solutions and wish to improve your knowledge and working practices, this course is for you.
Upon successful completion you will:
Receive a certificate which is valid for 3 years.
Certificate valid for 3 years
Estimated study time: 1 hour 40 minutes
Overall content duration: 1 hour 30 minutes