Category: Data Center

Passive networks that fit like a glove!

You’ve heard about Passive Networking. It saves money and provides options for scaling your network as your needs grow. This is true even for off-the-shelf filters.  But to make your network all that it can be you’ll need functions, features, and options that are designed specifically to meet your needs.  It’s the difference between buying… Read more »

Available Optics Optimize Uptime!

Optics Availability and Your Channel Partners Whether you are architecting the latest hyperscale datacenter or putting in a small enterprise server and storage closet, every network engineer and supply chain manager at Integra Optics wants to ensure that all the equipment arrives when you need it. Once you have mapped out your server and storage… Read more »

Boost Your Bandwidth 400ZR and Open ZR+!

400G ZR and ZR+ Bandwidth! You can never have enough! Network operators face the ever-persistent challenge to support increasing data traffic while balancing capital and operating expenditures. To do so, we often rely on technology advances to increase transport capacity and drive down the cost per bit. Some of these advances come in the form… Read more »

How Does ISO Play an Important Role to Integra Optics Customers?

Quality can be easy for a manufacturer to promise, but difficult to deliver. At Integra Optics there are two important ways we ensure that promise: A steadfast dedication to our quality management system and ISO 9001 certification. Integra Optics’ Quality Management System (QMS) How does a supplier assure a customer that they can deliver a… Read more »

Dirty Fiber? Let’s Take Care of That!

We’ve all heard it a thousand times. Make sure you clean your fiber. Really, how important is it? If you have a brand new fiber that you’ve just taken out of the package, can’t you just skip cleaning? Just this once? I know you’re not likely to have the discipline to clean every fiber at… Read more »

The Structured Approach to Network Troubleshooting

Have you been on the receiving end of a call informing you that there was an “impacting event”, “service-affecting outage”, or “mission-critical failure”? If so, it probably came at the least opportune time; sitting down at a restaurant, just as you’re getting off work, or even in the middle of the night. This inspires a… Read more »

Top 5 Essential Tools Every Technician Needs

Having the right tool for the job is such a common-place phrase for good reason! Whether you are a network technician, a plumber, or a dentist, having the proper tools in your tool kit makes you more effective, efficient, and can help guarantee the highest quality of the job at hand. For a network technician,… Read more »

Let the Connection Begin! Upgrading with AOC’s and DAC’s

Did you know Integra’s mission is to provide you the highest quality optics with exceptionally fast delivery? We work hard to exceed the OEM specifications and capabilities on a daily basis. The best part of Integra’s optics is that they don’t impact your platform warranties and all our transceivers carry a lifetime warranty of their… Read more »

What’s New in 2022?

We’re all tired of hearing about “these unprecedented times”, but the pandemic has introduced some challenges and novel situations. Increased demand in the telecommunications and automotive industries paired with procurement, shipping, and delivery issues gives us the constricted supply chain we have now. This results in some pain when trying to get things done on… Read more »

Easily Upgrade Your Network with the SFP28

When thinking about choosing the SFP+ to SFP28 transceiver upgrade path, think of buying a brand new house, with an unfinished basement. It may not be ready for use upon move-in, but the potential to add those finishing touches are there! You have the capacity to do so much more with your house than they’d… Read more »