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Examining How to Safeguard Networks from Disaster

Category: Science & Technology
Posted: March 6, 2014 03:07PM
Author: Guest_Jim_*

There is a decent chance we all know what it is like to go through a power outage, when we cannot use our electronics to get to our favorite websites and such. When power is restored, we can go back to our lives before, but what if a datacenter were taken offline, and the cause was a greater disaster than just a power outage? Researchers are wondering that as well and there will be multiple presentations at the OFC Conference and Exposition on it, as reported by the Optical Society.

One of the works to be presented is an algorithm that studies the risk and usage factors of data centers. Based on that information, the algorithm can determine where past to copy or move data, so that if an at-risk data center is taken down, data will not be lost and potentially users will not lose access.

Another presentation will focus on integrating wireless technology with optical fiber cables. With integrated wireless technology, if the cable is damaged, a temporary emergency wireless network can be created, until more permanent repairs can be made. A new antenna architecture featuring two differently polarized and isolated pairs of antennas will also be presented, with its 146 Gb/s data transmission rate.

Source: The Optical Society



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