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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 »

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 »

August’s Mover and Shaker

Employee Spotlight: Alex Grayson Q: What’s your role at the company, and how do you contribute to uptime? A: As the Finance/Operational Analyst, I help maintain inventory levels for the product we sell to our customers. In the past few months, Steve and I have worked diligently to ensure a seamless crossover from legacy to… 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!

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 »