Originally posted to Data Center Frontier by Voices of the Industry.

In the edition of Voices of the Industry, Jim Young, Director of CommScope’s Enterprise Data Center division, explores how to choose the right multimode multi-fiber push on system — or MPO system — for your data center.

The need to deliver higher speeds is placing increasing demands on data center networks. To maximize throughput and density, recent considerations are favoring multi-fiber interfaces, which has prompted a reassessment of a high-speed migration strategy now involving both duplex and parallel optic transmission applications.

Because that mix of connections will change as new applications are deployed, the optimal strategy must consider the expected evolution of network equipment, as well as the advantages of deploying an infrastructure based on duplex and/or parallel fiber, MPO-based (8-, 12- and 24-fiber) connections.

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