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Data Center World 2022

Data Center World delivers expert strategy and insight on the technologies and concepts you need to know to plan, manage, and optimize your data center. Data Center World 2022 educational conference programming is focused on the rapidly advancing data center technologies like edge computing, co-location, hyperscale, and predictive analytics - all within a rapidly changing global business climate -- in order to give attendees a leg up on their competitors to become the new trailblazers of the data center. Click on session titles for full session descriptions. All times noted are in CST (Austin, Texas time zone).

The Devil's Advocate-Fiber Infrastructure for Tomorrow's Data Center

Chrissy Olsen  (Global Director - Data Centers, Belden)

Shad Sechrist  (Data Center Pre Sales Egineer, Belden)

Location: 5ABC

Date: Wednesday, March 30

Time: 1:30 pm - 2:20 pm

Pass type: All Access, Industry Conference, Standard - Get your pass now!

Track: Data Center Essentials

Session Type: Session

Vault Recording: TBD

Audience Level: All


A comprehensive and discussion-provoking panel conversation, involving about the following decisions to consider when it comes to the importance of design and installation of fiber optic infrastructures and the equipment they support within a data center environment.
• Bulletproof Fiber redundancy– Center Row, or End row, DC layouts?-what is best design for fiber infrastructure to maintain connectivity-always.
• In Rack or Above Rack Connectivity, what is right?
• Single mode vs. Multimode Fiber–discussing the differences and what is the best bang for your buck?
• Splice or not to Splice?-the good and bad of pulling large fiber counts to designated splice points create a zone connectivity rather than pulling fiber to every rack or every row.
• Trunk or Not to Trunk? – data centers are continuously evaluating sm fiber and the sizing of trunks. This discussion centers around the varying decision-making criteria for using trunking cables.
• Cleaning – Light loss is becoming ever more vital. As links carry higher data rates, the amount of light that can be lost shrinks correspondingly, making cleaning even more essential.


• Panel of real world expertise and lessons learned by data center infrastructure subject matter experts.
• Discussion on each subject and the importance of each within a data center environment.
• Thought provoking options on the efficiencies of legacy, current and trending solutions for each subject.
• This specialized discussion around the fiber infrastructure of data centers will provoke a high level of audience participation and involvement, which will make this particular presentation very interactive.