What is “FEC”, and Why is it Important to Your Data Center Upgrade?

The FEC described in this article is an acronym short for Forward Error Correction. Not to be confused with its … More

Fiber Optic Cables

Fiber Optic Cleaning: What Is It & Why Is It Important?

Fiber optic cleaning is the process of removing contaminants from the end face of a fiber optic cable. These contaminants … More

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10 Tips on Saving More Money on Fiber Cabling Costs

Fiber cabling is a key infrastructure investment for any business. As data demands increase, the cost of fiber cabling can … More

Cisco Nexus 34180YC to Supermicro SYS-1029U-TR25M Servers

For the past five to seven years the most common speed of connection between a Top of Rack (ToR) leaf … More

FluxLight GLC-SX-MMD Application: 1Gbps Switch Interconnect with DDM

FluxLight GLC-SX-MMD Application: 1Gbps Switch Interconnect with DDM

This application note describes the use of 1000BASE-SX links between small edge/access switches and a larger core/spine switch. This note … More

SPECIAL CIRCUMSTANCES: FluxLight 40GBASE-SR-BD Optical Transceiver Application

Upgrading from 10G to 40G Using Existing Fiber This application note presents a use case for a specialized QSFP+ 40G … More

Juniper EX 4650 IBM E980

FluxLight Juniper compatible EX-SFP-10GE-SR Optical Transceiver Application

Juniper EX4600 TOR Leaf Switch to IBM Power Sever 980 This application note presents a high-performance, high-availability implementation of Top … More

Rural Internet GPON to Pt-to-Pt GbE | FluxLight

Rural Internet Access: Time to Migrate GPON to Pt-to-Pt GbE?

In the early 2000’s many telcos deployed GPON Point-to-Multipoint optical networks as an economical architecture for internet access in low-density … More

Direct Attach Cable (DAC) | FluxLight

Active vs. Passive Direct Attach Cables (DAC)

SYNOPSIS (…if you don’t have time to read the whole thing) An Active DAC contains electronics for signal conditioning. A … More