Data Centers

Comparing Copper and Fiber Options in the Data Center

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Executive Summary

In most data center designs there is a mixture of both copper and fiber infrastructure. This paper is not suggesting that one should replace the other, rather that each should be considered carefully with respect to the applications expected to be supported over the life of the data center. With varied capabilities of networking equipment and cabling options, a thorough analysis should be performed to plan the most cost effective data center infrastructure to maximize the return on investment

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