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Handbook of Fiber Optic Data Communication, Fourth Edition: A Practical Guide to Optical Networking
The fourth edition of this popular Handbook continues to provide readers with 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...
The fourth edition of this popular Handbook continues to provide readers with 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. The book also contains the latest on emerging technologies such as silicon photonics, nanophotonics, and high performance parallel optical interconnects. Written for engineers by engineers, this Handbook is an indispensable hands-on reference on data center networking architectures, protocols, applications, and technology for optical networking practitioners, equipment developers, network designers, and installers, as well as anyone looking for insights into the professional practices used in this field. 90% new Content in this Edition Written by experts from IBM, HP, Dell, Cisco, Ciena, Sun/ Oracle, and more - learn about the standards and technology from the people who created them Case studies and 'How to...' demonstrations on a wide range of topics, including Optical Ethernet, next generation Internet, RDMA and Fiber Channel over Ethernet Quick reference tables of all the key optical network parameters for protocols like ESCON, FICON, SONET/ATM, and a glossary of technical terms and acronyms Companion website features material on concepts of optical communications, hard-to-find references, and key literature; a companion forum provides a portal to the data networking community, with podcasts and links to the latest developments.
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