FiberCon

Speeding up the digital world

High-tech solutions in optical data transmission

Efficient solutions for optical data transmission in your company

We offer new and patented possibilities for modern data center cabling.
From classic Layer-3 architecture to core data center based on the new Spine-Leaf architecture, we realize comprehensible and optimized connection paths specially configured for your business. With our innovative ReDop networks, we offer the revolution of classic parallel optical signal routing. And not only that…
We guarantee signal path and transceiver savings of 25% and more with our ReDop networks. We live up to our motto: “speeding up the digital world”.

Our solutions – summarized

CrossCon Redundanz - ReDop

ReDop Netzworks

At least 25 % saving potential
in redundant 100G network cabling using the CrossCon®

System Stability

99,99 % system stability in the Spine-Leaf architecture ...

Possible savings

Potential savings by using our CrossCon® in ReDop networks ...

CrossCon® by FiberCon

Our patent for a structured data center infrastructure

CrossCon

As manufacturer of fiberoptic connection systems, FiberCon GmbH delivers innovative components for efficient data center operation. The new CrossCon® system is a highlight in this area, offering numerous advantages in structured data center cabling. The current norm for data center cabling, DIN EN 50 600 / ISO/IEC TS 22237 / Ansi/Tia–942, stipulates a structured topology with allocated local cabling and main distribution cabling. According to the norm, these divisions are to be realized with cross connects as patch distributors.

SwiTch by FiberCon

Our patent for purely optical routing

In times of ever-increasing transmission rates in data centers, opto-electronic converters become the bottleneck of the system. Optical waveguides reach transmission rates of up to 73,7 Terabit per second. O/E converters are a massive limitation to these speeds. Thus, purely optical networks gain in importance.

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Press and current news

 

The blockage-free Spine-Leaf architecture goes Europe!

Today we would like to briefly introduce the concept of Spine-Leaf Architecture. So, what does Spine-Leaf actually mean? Imagine a tree with a stem and leaves. So, this architecture describes the spine of a flat and high-performance 100/200/400G network connection and is based on fully crossed mutual connections of all switches in the data center. It takes advantage of the idea of a blockage-free network because every leaf switch is connected to every spine switch. Such a fully meshed network between the spine and leaf switches is also referred to as "fabric" or "mesh layer". This type of network structure is currently gaining ground in Europe, as the massive increase in data volumes due to virtualization technologies within data centers, among other things, will have to be routed in the future with the help of so-called East-West traffic, without the switches becoming the bottleneck in terms of network speed.


Figure 1: Spine-Leaf Architecture WITHOUT CrossCon®

The advantages of the blockage-free spine-leaf architecture, which requires only one hop from one switch to the other, are therefore obvious:

  • The data path is randomly selected in the fully meshed network.
  • Traffic is evenly distributed in the mesh layer.
  • In case of impending overload of an existing link from a leaf switch to the spine switch, another path to another spine switch can be used in parallel.
  • The traffic between leaf switches always runs over one hop maximum (spine) and, thus, has fast and, above all, predictable latency, which are the prerequisites for increasingly important real-time applications.
  • The expandability of the network with the help of additional leaf and, if necessary, additional spine switches ensures demand-based maintenance of blockage-free Spine-Leaf Architecture.

Figure 2: Spine-Leaf Architecture WITH CrossCon®

The CrossCon® is an important building block of the technical spine of our future digital society making it possible to encapsulate the sometimes highly complex cross-connections of the Spine-Leaf Architecture in one device. This means massive savings on individual connections and tranceivers, with the extra advantage of parallel physical redundancy. Would you like to learn more about the CrossCon® in a Spine-Leaf Architecture? Just contact us! We are happy to help you plan your new Spine-Leaf-Project.

Sources:
https://www.datacenter-insider.de/was-ist-eine-spine-leaf-architektur-a-697000/
https://osi.rosenberger.com/de/news-media/herausforderungen-verkabelung-rechenzentren/
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