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Move the light, not the fiber

September 22, 2016
Multi-Mode or Single-Mode Fiber for Data Centers?
by Rohit Kunjappa

Selecting the appropriate fiber cabling for a Data Center (DC) is both a financial and a strategic decision. DCs have a choice between multi-mode fiber (MMF) and single-mode fiber (SMF). The shorter distances and slower data rates (i.e., below 25 Gbps) of earlier DC architectures, made it financially feasible to use multi-mode fiber. Also in the past, the comparatively high […]