Why Are FS MTP® Cables Ideal for High-Density Data Centers?

Updated on Nov 22, 2021 by

The unceasing demand for higher bandwidth has triggered the cabling system to build ever-faster links in data centers. MTP®/MPO structured cabling system is becoming the default cabling solution for various data centers to achieve faster speed and higher performance, due to their large capacity and high stability optical fiber system. The following will explain the necessity and significance of the MTP® cabling system and how to apply MTP® cables for high-density data centers with ease.

MTP® Cables: The Trend of Future High-density Data Center

The constant need for upgrades and faster speeds in data centers is a never-ending task. Hence, the need for high-density connectivity in data center cabling is an inevitable trend. Traditionally, tight-buffered multi-fiber cables required individual termination of each fiber. However, MTP®/MPO cables with MTP® connectors revolutionized fiber termination by enabling pre-termination of multiple fibers. These high-density MPO/MTP® cables can house up to 72 fibers, with 12-fiber and 24-fiber arrays being common.

The MTP®/MPO cables emerge to accommodate a higher volume of fibers, which is a perfect fit for a high-density data center with limited spaces to meet the requirements of optical fiber writing. For more information about MTP®/MPO cables, please read An Overall Introduction of MTP®/MPO Cables.

FS MTP® Cabling Solutions Help to Scale Your Infrastructure

FS MTP® cables consist of US Conec connectors and Corning ClearCurve® fibers, ensuring low insertion loss and guaranteeing the stability of the connection link.

If your business requires a high-performance and low-latency network, it is crucial to consider signal offset as a significant factor. To ensure optimal performance in a fiber optic connection, it is essential to minimize the signal offset or skew between parallel connections. High density MPO/MTP® cable systems can measure and minimize signal offset, enabling the maintenance of high-performance levels.

Maintaining data centers remains a constant challenge with ever-evolving technologies, upgrades, and new installations. MTP®/MPO branch cables can help bridge the gap between existing 10G or 25G systems and newer 100G/400G systems. One end is equipped with an MTP®/MPO connector, while the other end features LC connectors (8 or 12) in a "branch" configuration. Integrating these two systems can reduce the costs and time required for upgrades and transitioning from older systems to newer ones.

FS MTP® Cabling

FS MTP® Cabling Solutions

There exists a broad array of MTP® cabling components for rapid connection and deployment in high-density data centers, including MTP® cables, MTP® adapters, and MTP® fiber optic panels. FS.com offers four types of MTP® cables: trunk cables, breakout cables, PRO trunk cables, and conversion cables.

FS MTP® Trunk Cable

MTP® trunk cable has MTP®/MPO connectors (female/male) at both ends to connect modules as a permanent link. It is ideal for the high-density request—typically accommodating 8, 12, 16, 24, 32, 48, and 72 fibers. The application scenarios are usually twofold:

Direct Connection: FS MTP® trunk cables can create a smooth direct connection for optical modules like 40GBASE-SR4/PLR4, 100GBASE-SR4/SR10, 200GBASE-SR8, and 400GBASE-SR8.

Interconnection: FS MTP® trunk cables can accomplish structured cabling through the interconnection of cassettes and panels, which facilitates the rapid deployment of high-density backbone cabling in high-density environments.

FS MTP® Trunk Cable

FS MTP® Breakout Cable

MTP® breakout cable, also known as MTP®-LC harness cable, has a single MTP®/MPO connector on one end that breaks out into 4, 6, 8, or 12 LC connectors (can be LC, SC, ST, etc.), providing a transition from multi-fiber cables to simplex or duplex connectors. FS MTP® harness cables offer the appropriate reliable, cost-effective cabling options for different network upgrades including 10G/25G/50G networks to 40G/100G/400G networks.

FS MTP® Conversion Cable

Sharing the same fanout design with the MTP® breakout cable, the MTP® conversion cable, however, is terminated with high density MPO/MTP® connectors on both ends. Generally, MTP® conversion cables use 24 fibers and have different variations for different applications, like 1x24 fibers to 2x12 fibers, 1x24 to 3x8, and 3x8 to 2x12. The FS conversion cables are particularly ideal for 10G-40G, 40G-40G, 40G-100G, and 40G-120G connections, which eliminate fiber wasting and largely increase the flexibility of the existing 12-fiber and 24-fiber MTP®/MPO structured cabling systems.

FS MTP® PRO Trunk cables

The MTP® PRO Trunk cable is bend-insensitive and pre-terminated with MTP® PRO connectors, factory polished for low loss performance. Compared with conventional MTP® patch cords, the MTP® PRO connector features flexible key and pin switching, allowing users to change the polarity and pins using the MTP® PRO conversion tool without disassembling the connector. The flexible MTP® PRO fiber patch cable with the powerful and easy-to-use field tool for MTP® PRO connectors can effectively help users solve the problem of MTP® backbone fiber patch cable selection errors and save the cost and time of deployment, making it a perfect choice for high-density cabling in data centers.

FS MTP® PRO Trunk cables

FS MTP® Adapters & Fiber Optic Panels

MTP® adapters are usually used as accessories for MTP® patch cords. They fit any MTP® connector from 4 fiber to 72 fiber, widely used in trunk cabling and cassettes. Typically, there are two types of crucial orientation: aligned key (up to up) & opposed key (up to down), both of which provide the connection between cable to cable or cable to equipment in the MTP® style.

As the intermediate connection between the backbone and the patch cable, MTP® fiber optic panels pre-loaded with adapters can provide a more stable, compact solution for the network. What's more, FS MTP® fiber optic panels also support interconnect or cross-connect capability in housing at main cross-connects, intermediate cross-connects, telecommunication rooms, or work areas.

FS MTP® Adapters

How FS Can Help

MTP®/MPO structured cabling solutions play a crucial role in high-speed data centers by addressing the ever-increasing demand for higher bandwidth and faster links. FS fiber cabling solution features plug-n-play, easy management, and expansion, and supports 40G/100G/400G upgrade, making it an ideal option for today's data center cabling.

Ready to elevate your network experience? We continuously meet user demands by providing high-quality products, rapid delivery, and quick response. We provide MTP®/MPO structured cabling solutions tailored to your needs. Seize the opportunity – register now and apply for a personalized high-speed solution design consultation. Transform your network with FS today.

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