Today’s data centers are under pressure to keep up with the ever-increasing demand for data processing, transfer, and storage. This is especially true with the advent of generative artificial intelligence (AI) and the continued investments by more than 97% of organizations in big data and AI initiatives.
To keep this data moving and easily accessible, Astera Labs’ Taurus Ethernet Smart Cable Modules™ remove performance bottlenecks in data center switch-to-switch and switch-to-server interconnects by overcoming reach, signal integrity and bandwidth utilization issues for 100G/Lane Ethernet connectivity. Active Electrical Cables built with Taurus optimize routing and serviceability by enabling half the bend radius compared to passive cables, while also reducing total cost of ownership with 2x thinner cables, improved air flow, and supply chain flexibility.
To enable Hyperscalers, Cloud Service Providers, and Enterprise data center end-users to optimize performance, high reliability, and uptime, Taurus provides advanced fleet management and deep diagnostics capabilities. These fleet management capabilities are critical as the scale of operations in today’s data centers are massive and complex. Each data center can have hundreds of thousands of high-speed connections between servers, switches, routers, storage systems and more – and they all need to be monitored and managed to minimize downtime.
Any connectivity issue that goes undetected can negatively impact uptime, network performance, resource allocation, security, and issue resolution. Taurus’ fleet management and diagnostics capabilities pinpoint these issues so they can be fixed in a timely manner by exposing underlying telemetry, enabling proactive monitoring, and accelerating bring-up and management of entire data center fleets.
Here are three key things to know about Taurus’ diagnostic capabilities.
Without access to these diagnostics capabilities, data center operators could suffer substantial consequences including massive downtime resulting in lost revenue. In fact, according to research by the Ponemon Institute, each minute of downtime can cost an average of $9,000, bringing the cost of downtime per hour to over $500,000! By implementing effective fleet management and diagnostics capabilities, data center operators can minimize downtime and implement proactive measures to address potential performance bottlenecks or failures. Visit Taurus Ethernet Smart Cable Modules or contact us to learn more about Taurus’ support for fleet management.
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 Trilio: The True Cost of Downtime: 21 Stats You Need to Know. August 11, 2022. https://trilio.io/cost-of-downtime/#:~:text=More%20recent%20research%20from%20Uptime,increase%20from%2011%25%20in%202019.