Fiber only in DataCenters?

Andrew Latham lathama at gmail.com
Mon Dec 17 17:14:27 UTC 2012


On Mon, Dec 17, 2012 at 12:01 PM, James Wininger <jwininger at ifncom.net> wrote:
> Hello all,
>
> Looking for input from "providers" as well as "consumers" of data center space and facilities. Specifically speaking to the types of available physical cross connects.
>
> Are there data centers out there that are "fiber only"? That is to say that the cross connects are fiber only and no copper cross connects are available?
>
> I understand that fiber is great and all, but to my knowledge there are a lot of folks still using and needing copper cross connects. Am I wrong?
> --
>
> Jim

In general the physical size and space needed for security make fiber
a requirement.  Copper is very useful but ladder racks and managed
cabling can make runs much longer.  Fiber is simply the next scale.


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