Category: Data Center

The Top 10 Apps Integra’s Engineers Are Using

Whether our engineers are out in the field or in the lab coding optics, they have a few go-to apps they love! Here are the top 10 our engineers are currently hooked on.

Secrets Revealed: Warranty Voiding

Did you know the optics industry has some dirty little secrets? Hear what this optics insider has to reveal about OEMs and why he switched to Integra Optics. “I know you’ve taken an enormous risk with this decision. We’re uncovering some dirty little secrets in the optics business. We’re finding that most folks are moving… Read more »

Integra’s Smart Coder

On this episode of What the Tech, Engineering Manager, JoAnn Swapp, shows you how Integra’s Smart Coder can help you increase efficiency and network uptime. Juggle multi-platform environments and future-proof your current optics investment with Integra’s Smart Coder. Interested in coding your own optics or learning more about our other products? Speak to one of… Read more »

Where Will Your Fiber Go in 2019?

More than ever, 2019 is poised to be the year of 5G and expansion in cloud computing. As these two technologies secure their spaces in both urban and rural markets, infrastructures will be required to expand in support of the rapidly increasing data demand. From small businesses to global conglomerates, we’re keeping a pulse on… Read more »

Differences in Transceiver Manufacturing

A head-to-head test: Integra vs. the OEM Differences in transceiver manufacturing may be impacting your network. Watch and learn how these differences had a direct impact on a head-to-head test between Integra’s optics and the OEM. Talk to an optics expert to learn more. “Hi, I’m Kyle Henchy and on this episode of What’s Up… Read more »

The 7 Habits of a Highly Effective Optical Network

Highly effective optical networks don’t just happen over night. There are a number of habits that help network engineers stay one step ahead. 1. Plan and build with flexibility in mind Anticipating future needs of a network can be challenging, but a network architect can plan for growth and incorporate flexibility into the build in a number… Read more »

Top 10 Podcasts Our Engineers Are Listening To

When our engineering team isn’t busy working on coding and testing optics or customizing solutions for our customers’ networks, you can find them tuning in to the following podcasts. Here are the top 10 our engineers are hooked on!

Strong Early Adoption of 400G Optical Solutions

Let’s face it, these days we can’t consume data fast enough. Higher Ethernet speeds, Cloud computing, Internet of Things and virtual data centers continue to increase, rapidly driving advancements in 200G and 400G. In fact, it’s estimated that 400G technology is ramping three times faster than 100G.  Doubling Carrying Capacity 400G is a solution that… Read more »

A Tale of Two Cables: AOC vs. DAC

Direct Attach Cables (DAC) and Active Optical Cables (AOC) are growing in popularity as data center and enterprise usage increases. Integra’s DACs and AOCs can help turn up your networks faster and keep them up and running. Both options are plug and play, available in a variety of configurations to meet your network requirements and… Read more »

The Future of 100G

The Future of 100G 100G technology is quickly on its way to becoming mainstream by 2020 for its cost efficiency, stability, flexibility, speed and capacity. OEMs are releasing support for single-carrier line rates of 100G/200G/400Gbs based on optical technology, initially niche solutions targeted towards long-haul DWDM transport for extremely high-capacity applications. See the full 100G… Read more »