Flexible Product Offerings for Data Centers and Enterprise Applications


There’s simply no doubt that the world of data centers and enterprise networks are extremely critical to our current way of life and for the foreseeable future. Can one even imagine where we would have been the last year and a half with the Covid-19 pandemic and the inability to work remotely, communicate via video, and supply ourselves with essentials without ever leaving our homes?

Of course demand changes like this most always drive an increased need for flexibility. And that’s no different in Data Centers and Enterprise Networks where increased amounts of fiber, changes in density and changes in technology regularly require changes to the hardware holding the network together.

Of course, all of this drives massive growth in those things that data centers and enterprise networks provide, and with that growth is the inevitable change… and change of course inherently drives the need for flexibility.

ISE Podcast, Sumitomo Electric Lightwave, Flexible Product OfferingsOn this podcast we will explore a variety of common products that are available in the marketplace that provide a greater level of flexibility – and therefore lower costs and more efficiency – when that inevitable need to change comes.

Topics of discussion:

  • Is it possible to change genders on MPO or MTP connectors?
  • What about polarity?
  • What are some advantages to look for in fiber splice cassettes that make them more flexible for installation?
  • Explain pliable type ribbons, such as free form, and what makes them more flexible for use in the data center environment.
  • Are there large fiber count cabinets available that can perform multiple fiber handling functions?

With guest Greg Pierce, Product Manager, Sumitomo Electric Lightwave

Greg Pierce is the Product Manager for Sumitomo Electric Lightwave’s 4th Level® Enterprise and Data Center Products. Greg has 30+ years of experience in the industry and is based at Sumitomo Electric Lightwave’s facility in Raleigh, North Carolina. Greg is a lifelong fan of the NC State Wolfpack and the Kansas City Chiefs and Royals.

Sumitomo Electric Lightwave LogoSumitomo Electric Lightwave (SEL) is a recognized leader in innovation, design and development of advanced and integrated end-to-end solutions. Sumitomo Electric Lightwave specializes in the manufacturing of these innovations for data centers, enterprise and communication network centers.

Sumitomo Electric Lightwave is the provider for the industry’s fast, most reliable, advanced fiber optic technology and solutions. Catering to today’s most well-known optical fiber outside plant and indoor plant deployments, the company is committed to not only its shareholders, but its customers. Sumitomo Electric Lightwave values providing a high quality customer service experience, designed to meet and tailor to the customer’s desired product solution needs.

Since 1983, Sumitomo Electric Lightwave has been committed to producing the finest high-speed quality of fiber optic technology innovations.

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