Siemon : Light It Up
Several grades, speeds and applications exist for fiber optic network cabling plants. Two factors will govern the speeds for your fiber: the grade of fiber and the light source used to launch the data onto the fiber. This can also increase depending on which type of multiplexing is used to carry multiple signals across the same fiber strands. Fiber applications include fiber backbone operations, fiber to the carrier options and fiber to the desktop operations. There is also a growing number of fiber to the premise (FTTP) applications including fiber-distributed video. Fiber based storage and network interfaces are readily available. The fibre channel industry association has been instrumental in setting operating parameters for fiber-attached storage in data centers. Regardless of your intended use for fiber, the characteristics, losses and bandwidth are critical to the success of your fiber network.