By Liz Hardin, Group Product Manager, Molex
Demands for bandwidth-intensive, data-driven services are fueling a rise in compute, data storage, and networking capabilities. These rises put pressure on connectors and cable to deliver data at higher speeds with better signals and less heat.
Whether it’s 5G implementations, our growing reliance on AI and machine learning, or the soaring impact of the Internet of Things, data centers must constantly adapt. To keep pace, companies are moving from monolithic data center designs to distributed, disaggregated architectures.
This modularized approach avoids the extensive investment of traditional server or storage build-outs. Instead, mix-and-match components are used to upgrade capabilities in a piecemeal fashion—cutting the time, effort, and expense to deploy new hardware.
But the effectiveness of this approach depends upon meeting networking and compute connectivity requirements. Specifically, there are four keys for optimization in the data center via modularization: space constraints, signal integrity, cabling, and thermal management.
Read the complete article on Connector Tips, titled “Connectors and cables modernize data centers.”