Handbook of Fiber Optic Data Communication, 4th Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 0124016952
  • ISBN-13: 9780124016958
  • DDC: 621.3981
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 468 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2013 | Published/Released June 2014
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2013

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The 4th edition of this popular Handbook continues to provide an easy-to-use guide to the many exciting new developments in the field of optical fiber data communications. With 90% new content, this edition contains all new material describing the transformation of the modern data communications network, both within the data center and over extended distances between data centers, along with best practices for the design of highly virtualized, converged, energy efficient, secure, and flattened network infrastructures. Key topics include networks for cloud computing, software defined networking, integrated and embedded networking appliances, and low latency networks for financial trading or other time-sensitive applications. Network architectures from the leading vendors are outlined (including Smart Analytic Solutions, Qfabric, FabricPath, and Exadata) as well as the latest revisions to industry standards for interoperable networks, including lossless Ethernet, 16G Fiber Channel, RoCE, FCoE, TRILL, IEEE 802.1Qbg, and more. Written by experts from IBM, HP, Dell, Cisco, Ciena, and Sun/ Oracle.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Preface to the Fourth Edition.
A Historical View of Fiber Data Communications.
1: Technology Building Blocks.
2: Transforming the Data Center Network.
3: Transceivers, Packaging, and Photonic Integration.
4: Plastic Optical Fibers for Data Communications.
5: Optical Link Budgets.
6: Case Study: Deploying Systems Network Architecture (SNA) in IP-Based Environments.
7: Optical Wavelength-Division Multiplexing for Data Communication Networks.
8: Case Study: A More Reliable, Easier to Manage TS7700 Grid Network.
9: Passive Optical Networks (PONs).
10: Protocols and Industry Standards.
11: Manufacturing Environmental Laws, Directives, and Challenges.
12: Case Study: Energy Efficient Networking for Data Centers.
13: Fibre Channel Standard.
14: Lossless Ethernet for the Data Center.
15: Case Study: FCoE Delivers a Single Network for Simplicity and Convergence.
16: Metro and Carrier Class Networks: Carrier Ethernet and OTN.
17: InfiniBand, iWARP, and RoCE.
18: Network Architectures and Applications.
19: Disaster Recovery and Data Networking.
20: Case Study: Using Business Process Modeling Notation and Agile Test-Driven Design Methodology for Business Continuity Planning.
21: Network Architectures and Overlay Networks.
22: Networking for Integrated Systems.
23: Case Study: The Network That Won Jeopardy!—Watson Supercomputing.
24: Case Study: NYSE Euronext Data Center Consolidation Project.
25: Cloud Computing Data Center Networking.
26: Hypervisors, Virtualization, and Networking.
27: Case Study: Open Standards for Cloud Networking.
28: Software-Defined Networking and OpenFlow.
29: Emerging Technology for Fiber Optic Data Communication.
Measurement Conversion Tables.
Physical Constants.
The 7-Layer OSI Model.
Network Standards and Data Rates.
Fiber Optic Fundamentals and Laser Safety.