Build a flexible fiber backbone that grows alongside you

Written by 

Dmitry Tsyplakov

Solution Manager

Data centers are getting bigger and bigger in response to a growth in connectivity demands, with advancements such as 5G, the Internet of Things and Artificial Intelligence sending volumes of data through the roof. To maintain the ever-growing number of connections, the fiber backbone plays a key role in the success of a colocation data center. 

The fiber backbone must provide sufficient fiber capacity and bandwidth to maintain connection growth, as well as a fiber infrastructure that allows the highest data rate and lowest loss and latency. With data volumes only expected to grow, the backbone must push fiber further than ever before. 

Create connections
The fiber backbone needed in colocation data centers must access a wide variety of cable types and be compatible with all major fiber management system solutions. The fiber backbone consists of both internal and external cabling and is responsible for ensuring reliable connections between the data center and the outside world. 

The external cabling infrastructure connects the data center to other network Point of Presence (POP) locations, the service provider’s central offices and other data centers. The internal fiber backbone has cables for connecting meet-me rooms with customer racks, either directly or through other distribution areas. 

With the expertise and high-quality solutions offered by HUBER+SUHNER, data center operators can increase efficiency with a fast and easy deployment.

Ensure high performance
For maximum success, a colocation fiber backbone must support multiple network applications with bend-optimised fiber making it space efficient and suitable for a variety of environments. HUBER+SUHNER connectivity solutions allow for a simple set-up which enable precious resources to be utilised elsewhere and reduces the risk of human error or costly downtime. Today’s data centers must be quick to react to demand and changing network speeds, so the backbone must be flexible to support various network applications, including 40, 100, 200 and 400G over multi-mode or single-mode fiber. 

Different approaches can be taken when it comes to creating fiber backbones, some prefer to use cable splicing while others deploy pre-terminated trunk systems. HUBER+SUHNER has the expertise to guide customers through the creation process with fiber optic cables, cable assemblies and trunk systems to create a scalable, flexible fiber backbone that ensures maximised uptime and boosts performance. HUBER+SUHNER offer cabling solutions that ensure high performing, fast and flexible fiber backbones that meet a variety of customer requirements.

Scale for success
As connectivity and bandwidth demands continue to rise, it is critical that the fiber backbone can not only handle the needs of today, but also tomorrow. To maintain sufficient fiber capacity to support customer growth, HUBER+SUHNER solutions ensure the fiber backbone has almost no limits. Once it has reached its maximum capacity, customers can utilise additional solutions to increase bandwidth by adding passive or active xWDM systems.

Building a scalable fiber optic infrastructure is key to meeting customer needs. With high-quality, customisable fiber optic cabling from HUBER+SUHNER, the sky is the limit for a future-ready fiber backbone that meets rising data demands.