Today’s enterprise data centers and networking environments are undergoing an infrastructure transformation, requiring higher speeds, greater scalability, and higher levels of performance and reliability to better meet the demands of business. As speed and performance demands increase, active optical cables have become an integral part of the overall system design. However, active optical cable design margins and parameters vary widely, and can be the difference between an optimized, highly reliable fabric and the incompatibility issues that drive up support costs. The Extreme Networks cables are optimized to fully leverage Extreme Networks Ethernet (GbE) switches and routers. These cables are suitable for connections between switches and routers across adjacent racks. In addition, they provide state-of-the-art performance, helping IT organizations achieve high levels of infrastructure consolidation while expanding application and service capabilities.