Category: Data Center

Future-Proofing and Investing in Flexibility

Future-Proofing and Investing in Flexibility Future proofing your network and investing in flexibility is vital for your network’s uptime. With new, emerging technology and more options to choose from than ever before, making the right decision may seem like an impossible task. Here’s a quick comparison of a few common options so you can weigh… Read more »

What the Tech: Fiber End Face Inspection

  “Hello everyone, I’m engineer and optics expert Dan Davis. Today we are going to talk about fiber end-face inspection, after successfully cleaning a fiber optic transceiver” “The first connection the fiber optic makes is with the end face fiber. All too often, we find our customers who are cleaning the fiber optic transceiver still… Read more »

What the Tech: How to Clean an Optic

Maintaining reliable network connections requires clean connectors. If you have a dirty optic, your signal will be blocked which can lead to frame rate loss, lost data, and the inability for data to reach it’s end destination. Dirt and debris can also embed into fiber end face which can cause permanent, performance-affecting damage. At Integra,… Read more »

How to Properly Equip Techs in the Field

When field techs are out in the field, it is vital that they are properly equipped to help keep networks up and running. We’ve found that there are five essential tools that every tech needs to solve problems quickly and cost effectively. For more How-To’s, sign up for our newsletter!

What’s Up with Bundled Pricing?

On this episode of What’s Up, Mike Bellini gives us a little break room talk about why bundled pricing isn’t always the best deal. In today’s optics industry, OEMs are simply processing transceiver orders from somebody else, and bundling their pricing to protect margins on their hardware. They’re relying on suppliers for the actual transceiver… Read more »

Tips From The Trenches: 7 Things Engineers Do To Ensure Uptime

While success in the telecom world is measured in uptime, the tips and tricks engineers use every day to ensure faster turn up and predictable uptime are often overlooked. As the saying goes, the devil’s in the detail. The mechanics of creating and maintaining network uptime remain fairly standard. The real difference in reliability comes… Read more »

The Art of Crafting Optics

Show of hands, who can tell the difference between a craft-brewed beer and a macro beer, such as Budweiser or Coors? And more importantly, what the heck does craft beer have in common with optics?  Well I can tell you this, I’ve been a part of manufacturing both, and craft beer tastes way better than… Read more »

What’s Up with Network Reliability?

Hey everybody, I’m Marlena Miller and on this episode of What’s Up we’re talking about network reliability. Stick around to the end to see us launch this cool quad copter drone. Our customers are in a very competitive market. Reliability and uptime is a huge factor in their ability to retain their customer base. When… Read more »

What’s Up with Availability and Inventory Control?

Hey everybody, I’m Jeff DeWeese and on this episode of What’s Up, we’re talking about availability and inventory control. A little later, I’m going to show you how this robot is revolutionizing product fulfillment, so stick around. There’s a storm brewing and it might just be a perfect storm. Three things are contributing to this… Read more »