The main function of fiber optics in data storage equipment is to provide the communications link between multiple devices on a network and/or part of a storage system, typically NAS, SAN, or CAS.
Fiber optic connectivity offers very high bandwidth over extended distances making optical communication an ideal conduit for device-to-device connections, enabling faster, simultaneous information access from across the room or across the country.
While some data storage devices use copper connections and cabling for device-to-device connections, more data storage administrators are replacing copper ports with optical ports to improve performance and ensure these devices can support ever-increasing bandwidth requirements now and in the future.
Timbercon offers a wide range of products to support data storage equipment. From standard cable assemblies to ruggedized, application specific products, we have a data storage equipment connectivity solution for you.