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1 Data Centre Cabling 20 August 2015 Stefan Naude RCDD The SIEMON Company

2 Agenda 1. Data Centre Standards 2. The Need for Speed 3. Copper in the Data Centre 4. Fibre in the Data Centre 5. Top of Rack vs EOR topology 6. Other Design Considerations 7. Future Technology

3 Data Centre Standards

4 Data Centre Standards ISO/IEC Information technology Generic cabling for customer premises ISO/IEC Information technology Implementation and operation of customer premises cabling Part 1: Administration ISO IT Generic Cabling Systems Part 1: General requirements for Data Centers ISO/IEC Information technology Implementation and operation of customer cabling Part 2: Planning and Installation ISO/IEC Information technology Implementation and operation of customer cabling Part 3: Testing of Optical Fibre ISO/IEC Information technology Implementation and operation of customer cabling Part 4: Testing of balanced copper cabling in the horizontal subsystem

5 Data Centre Standards ANSI/TIA 568-C.0 Generic Telecommunications Cabling for Customer Premises ANSI/TIA 569-C Telecommunications Pathways and Spaces ANSI/TIA 568-C.1 Commercial Building Telecommunications Cabling ANSI/TIA 570-C Residential Telecommunications Infrastructure Standard ANSI/TIA 568-C.2 Balanced Twisted-Pair Telecommunications Cabling & Components ANSI/TIA 568-C.3 Optical Fibre Cabling Components ANSI/TIA 606-B Administration Standard Telecommunications Infrastructure ANSI/TIA 75B-A Customer Owned Outside Plant Telecommunications Infrastructure ANSI/TIA 568-C.4 Broadband Coaxial Cabling & Components ANSI/TIA 607-B Generic Telecommunications Bonding & Grounding for Customer Premises ANSI/TIA 942-A Telecommunications Infrastructure Standard for Data Centres ANSI/TIA 862-A Building Automation Systems Cabling ANSI/TIA 1005-A Telecommunications Infrastructure Standard for Industrial Premises

6 Data Centre Standards BICSI Data Centre Design and best practices oaddresses telecommunication, information technology, electrical,mechanical and architectural issues for the design and installation of Data Centre s oguidance on coordination between design and construction disciplines o Guidance on managing Data Centre projects

7 Agenda 1. Data Centre Standards 2. The Need for Speed 3. Copper in the Data Centre 4. Fibre in the Data Centre 5. Top of Rack vs EOR topology 6. Other Design Considerations 7. Future Technology

8 The Need for Speed Data Centres have different functions

9 The Need for Speed oserver Virtualization onew Applications o IoT (Estimated 50 Billion object by 2020) otv/video on demand owireless Devices o Big Brother society ocloud Computing

10 The Need for Speed 255Tbs speeds achieved via spatial multiplexing 5.1Tbs per carrier and 50 carriers down the 7 cores

11 Agenda 1. Data Centre Standards 2. The Need for Speed 3. Copper in the Data Centre 4. Fibre in the Data Centre 5. Top of Rack vs EOR topology 6. Other Design Considerations 7. Future Technology

12 Copper in the Data Centre Why a minimum of CAT6A in the Data Centre? o1g vs 10G around 15 to 20% cost difference o Standards advise Category 6A o Biggest concern at high frequency is ANEXT o Difficult to test ANEXT and time consuming

13 Copper in the Data Centre Alien Near End Cross Talk happens at high frequency transmission when you can hear the signal transmitted on a cable, on another cable in the bundle Its not NEXT which happens in the same cable

14 Copper in the Data Centre Problem ANEXT Solution

15 Copper in the Data Centre Why 10G on copper? o Energy Efficient Ethernet o Wake on LAN o Short Reach Mode o Auto negotiate between speed o 10G more efficient then 1G (less watt per port) o 100m link limitation = flexibility

16 Agenda 1. Data Centre Standards 2. The Need for Speed 3. Copper in the Data Centre 4. Fibre in the Data Centre 5. Top of Rack vs EOR topology 6. Other Design Considerations 7. Future Technology

17 Fibre in the Data Centre owith 10G to the server (Access) o40g and 100G is already used in Data Centres ohigher Data rates required on the uplinks o Mostly parallel optics and Multimode fibre

18 Fibre in the Data Centre 40G MTP TX TX TX TX RX RX RX RX 10G 10G 10G 10G 10G 10G 10G 10G RX RX RX RX TX TX TX TX o OM3 to 100m o OM4 to 150m o Spare 4 fibre's can be used to create another port

19 Fibre in the Data Centre 100G MTP TX TX TX TX RX RX RX RX 25G 25G 25G 25G 25G 25G 25G 25G RX RX RX RX TX TX TX TX o OM3 to 70m o OM4 to 100m o Approved by IEEE March 2015

20 Fibre in the Data Centre

21 Fibre in the Data Centre Benefits of MTP fibre omtp fibre 10G day 1(MTP to LC cassettes) oonce equipment is ready upgrade to 40G/100G oplug and Play opre tested

22 Fibre in the Data Centre Design Considerations for fibre in the DC o Link budgets oupgrade path ofibre Polarity o High Density

23 Fibre in the Data Centre Application 10 GbE nm 40/100 GbE 850 nm 10 GbE nm 40/100 GbE 850 nm Link Budgets Distance (Meters) Max Channel Loss/Connector Loss Fiber Attenuation (3.0dB/km) db/na 0.9 db db/1.5 db 0.3 db db/na 1.2 db db/1.0 db 0.4 db

24 Fibre in the Data Centre Ethernet Supported distances on Fibre

25 Fibre in the Data Centre

26 Fibre in the Data Centre Direct Attach Cabling distance support

27 Fibre in the Data Centre Link Budgets Fibre 1. Length Attenuation physical fibre 2. LC to LC interface (Front of cassette) 3. MTP to MTP interface( Back of cassette) **Consider Low Loss products**

28 Fibre in the Data Centre Upgrade Path 10G to 40G/100G

29 Fibre in the Data Centre Polarity Method A

30 Fibre in the Data Centre Polarity Method B

31 Fibre in the Data Centre Polarity Method C

32 Fibre in the Data Centre High Density ospace in a DC comes at premium oenvironments with high volume of fibre o SAN switches olan Switches o Cross Connects in a centralized patching zone o144 Cores in 1U is high density oconsider the panels and management

33 Agenda 1. Data Centre Standards 2. The Need for Speed 3. Copper in the Data Centre 4. Fibre in the Data Centre 5. Top of Rack vs EOR topology 6. Other Design Considerations 7. Future Technology

34 Top of Rack vs End or Row

35 Top of Rack vs End of Row

36 Top of Rack vs End of Row

37 Top of Rack vs End of Row

38 Agenda 1. Data Centre Standards 2. The Need for Speed 3. Copper in the Data Centre 4. Fibre in the Data Centre 5. Top of Rack vs EOR topology 6. Other Design Considerations 7. Future Technology

39 Other Design Considerations Data Centre is a complex collection of many aspects including: o Facility and Facility layout Cooling, power (UPS, ATS, Generator, Mains etc.) Flooring, Lights o Network Switching, redundancy, maintenance, SLA s o Servers Physical, Applications o Security Physical and Network o Monitoring Humidity, Temperature, Power use

40 Other Design Considerations We are only looking at physical infrastructure o Routing -above or below or both? ( Fill ratios, bending) o Coordination with other services (Lights, power) o Type of Network topology (EOR, MOR, CPZ?) o Cable Management (In rack and other) o Level of Redundancy o Physical Layout of racks in the room ( cold isle/hot?) o Switch Harnessing o Consider limitations of design (distance/application)

41 Other Design Considerations Network Topology 3 Tier

42 Other Design Considerations Network Topology Leaf and Spine

43 Other Design Considerations Cable Management

44 Other Design Considerations Correct Cable Management

45 Other Design Considerations Correct Cable Management

46 Agenda 1. Data Centre Standards 2. The Need for Speed 3. Copper in the Data Centre 4. Fibre in the Data Centre 5. Top of Rack vs EOR topology 6. Other Design Considerations 7. Future Technology

47 Future Technology Category 8 Copper for 25GBaseT/40GBaseT o 30m link o 1250 MHz for 25G and 2000MHz for 40G o 2 Connector link o Shielded- RJ45 (Class I) o Fully Shielded TERA(Class II) o 2w per port o Not yet finalised expected mid 2016

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