Accelerating Data Center Growth

Feb. 6, 2024
Join us as we uncover the essential testing best practices to navigate the complexities of diverse components, from fiber-optic cabling to transceivers and routers, ensuring seamless integration and interoperability in the evolving world of high-speed data networks.

This event was originally held on February 6, 2024
and is now available for on demand viewing.

Sponsor: Exfo, Sumitomo Electric Lightwavwe
1 Hour Sumitomo Electric Lightwave

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In this presentation, we delve into the challenging world of upgrading data center infrastructures to accommodate the increasing demands of AI applications and 400G+ high-speed networks. As data centers evolve, the challenge lies not just in enhancing network speeds, but also in ensuring the seamless integration and interoperability of a diverse mix of components.

We will explore what are the testing best practices to address the challenges inherent in testing and validating high-speed links. This includes a deep dive into the complexities of working with a varied array of fiber-optic cabling, transceivers, switches, and routers, often sourced from different vendors. Ensuring compatibility and interoperability among these components is crucial for the smooth functioning of upgraded networks.


Marcos Vasconcellos
Product Line Manager

Telecom system engineer with more than 27 years of experience with significant international exposure.

In 2012, Marcos joined EXFO working within the System Verification Team covering a vast range of Transport and Datacom applications from 10M to 400G as well as all EXFO T&D platforms and modules. Since December 2014 he has been a member of the EXFO Product Line Management organization for the high speed solutions and applications: OTN, SONET/SDH, Ethernet applications (RFC2544, Y.1564, EBERT, etc.).

Prior to EXFO, Marcos held several telecom system positions within telecom product manufacturers and operators. The core of these activities was related to system verification, product acceptance and certification in the following technologies: NMS/SNMP systems, point-to-point microwave radios, fixed and mobile WiMAX devices, LTE devices, mobile phones and portable devices.

Loren Rapp
Product Manager
Sumitomo Electric Lightwave

Sean Buckley

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