OFC postdeadline highlights include 100 Tbit fiber transmission

OFC postdeadline highlights include 100 Tbit fiber transmission

  Reprinted from Laserworld   Demonstrations of high-speed fiber-optic transmission reached a major milestone at the March 10 postdeadline session of this year’s Optical Fiber Communications Conference (OFC; Mar. 6–10, 2011, Los Angeles, CA). Two groups reported sending more than 100 Tbit/s through single optical fibers using different techniques. That caps three years of rapid…

U.S. Government looks to consolidate data centers move to cloud

U.S. Government looks to consolidate data centers move to cloud

Reprinted from Lightwave The U.S. Office of Management and Budget (OMB) has announced the Data Center Optimization Initiative, the latest step in its efforts to move the U.S. Government’s IT and data center infrastructure to more “green” practices. The initiative seeks to limit the construction of new data centers, consolidate existing ones, and move the…