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NEME SFP+ Direct Attach Cable Solution

In today’s Data Center, more bandwidth is needed to support the use of server virtualization where multiple virtual machines are combined on a single physical host server. To accommodate the ever-growing number of operating systems and applications residing on individual servers, virtualization requires significantly increased data transmission between the servers and switches.

At the same time, the amount and type of devices residing on the network has dramatically increased the amount of data that needs to be transmitted to and from storage area networks (SANs) and Network Attached Storage (NAS). According to recent industry forecasts, the amount of enterprise data being transmitted will grow at more than 20% between 2011 and 2016. Consequently, Data Center managers are looking for cost-effective methods to provide more bandwidth, while optimizing power consumption and supporting modularity and scalability.

To meet these requirements, NEME has expanded its line of Data Center Solutions to include SFP+ Direct Attached Cables. A low cost, low power consumption and low latency solution that is ideal for high-density, in-rack 10 gigabit per second (Gb/s) connections between servers and switches, SFP+ Direct Attached Cables feature rugged twinaxial cables that connect directly into a low-profile small form-factor pluggable plus (SFP+) diecast connector housing.



A Cost-Effective Alternative

NEME SFP+ Direct Attached Cables are a low cost alternative to traditional fiber and twisted-pair copper cabling in top-of-rack and middle-of-row Data Center deployments.

Meeting the ever growing need to cost-effectively deliver more bandwidth, NEME SFP+ Direct Attached Cables deliver lower power, lower latency and higher density for today’s Data Centers and Storage Area Networks.

NEME SFP+ Direct Attached Cables offer the smallest 10 gigabit form factor and a small overall cable diameter for higher density and optimized rack space in 10 gigabit Ethernet (GbE) uplinks and 10 gigabit Fiber Channel SAN and NAS input/output connections. The use of SFP+ Direct Attached Cables can cost up to three times less than fiber optic solutions, while offering lower latency and consuming up to 50% less power per port than current copper twisted-pair cabling systems.

Becoming increasingly popular for short distance top-of-rack (ToR) and middle-of-row (MoR) Data Center deployments, and expected to account for over 40% of 10 gigabit equipment ports, SFP+ Direct Attached Cables also provide enhanced scalability and flexibility. By connecting several servers or storage devices together in a single rack, the use of intermediate patch panels is eliminated and cabling outside of the rack is limited to the main switch connection, making it easy to move racks, deploy one rack at a time and isolate cabling changes to a single rack.