Demystifying fiber cable infrastructure, with Brian Kelly. Part 5 of 6.

Cisco Podcast Network

Sep 15 2021 • 16 mins

If you search on “data center” you’ll find many images that show rows and rows of equipment racks. The network gear in these racks need to be physically connected to each other, and that’s where pluggable optic transceivers come in. But you also need to connect the transceivers together with fiber optic cables. That cabling infrastructure can get pretty complicated, especially in larger deployments. In Episode 13, we continue a conversation with Brian Kelly, a fiber cabling infrastructure expert at Panduit. In this fifth part of our six-part conversation we learn about the impact of thermals and power in data centers. – Pat Chou, Cisco Optics Product Manager Brian L. Kelly joined Panduit in 2012. In 2014 he joined Corporate R&D as a Solution Architect. Prior to joining Panduit, he worked for 14 years in the Telecommunications and Data Center Colocation industries. Currently, Brian manages Panduit’s Network Architecture team, which develops Reference Architecture content for the Data Center and Enterprise businesses. In addition, he manages the Panduit Labs Network, which provides secure connectivity and resources to their labs in Tinley Park, IL. Brian has written well over twenty technical papers that have been published on the Panduit website, as well as partner websites. Brian owns a Bachelor’s Degree from Illinois State University and a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from Keller Graduate School of Management. Related links Panduit cabling guides for Cisco optics: Cisco Optics-to-Device Compatibility Matrix: Cisco Optics-to-Optics Interoperability Matrix: Cisco Optics Product Information: Additional resources Cisco Optics Podcast: Cisco Optics blogs: (subscribe at ) Cisco Optics YouTube playlist: Cisco Optics landing page: Timestamps 2:15 Thermal considerations 7:54 24" cabinets and tiles 10:15 Power 12:17 Power Utilization Efficiency (PUE) 13:50 Monitoring workload per rack Music credits Sunny Morning by FSM Team | Upbeat by Mixaund |

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