When evaluating your data center connectivity, there are many reasons to consider dark fiber, including cost control, flexibility, security, and scalability. To quickly understanding the basics of fiber optics, see my blog posting, “Tech Primer: Dark Fiber, Lit and Wavelengths.”
Some IT colleagues have asked me, “What is dark fiber and what’s the difference between lit and wavelengths?” Let’s begin by understanding the basic concepts of fiber optics and the difference between dark and lit fiber.
White Paper and Webinar from Data Center Knowledge: “Strategic, Financial, and Technical Considerations for Wholesale Colocation”
One of the more interesting developments in the data center industry over the last few years has been the emergence of the wholesale data center market.
Think of wholesale data centers in the context of the traditional retail data center market. Wholesale data centers offer dedicated, multi-megawatt deployments spread out over large footprints of multiple thousands of square feet. These deployments are configured as secured vaults, private suites and cages, and entire buildings.