Fiber only in DataCenters?

Michel de Nostredame d.nostra at
Wed Dec 19 00:46:12 UTC 2012

On Tue, Dec 18, 2012 at 9:25 AM, Jay Ashworth <jra at> wrote:
> ----- Original Message -----
>> From: "James Wininger" <jwininger at>
>> 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 have not personally run across any DCs that do not permit copper Xcon,
> but I am young, and not well-travelled.

I believe all datacenter allow copper cross connections but maybe not
actually provisioned by copper. Most of my copper cross connections
are actually provisioned by in-house fibers plus FOT on both end.
Hence the hand-off looks like copper.


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