Category: Data Centers

Ransomware attackers are setting the agenda in cybersecurity

Following news that Royal Mail has been hit by a ransomware attack, David Bicknell, principal analyst on the Thematic Intelligence team at GlobalData, offers his view on how companies can improve their cybersecurity measures.
“This attack is a sharp reminder that no company is immune from attack,” he said. “The silver lining is that an attack like this should jolt every chief executive into scrutinizing their cyber-readiness plans.

From Glass Fiber to Coherent Transmission and Pluggable Optics: The Evolution and Future of Optical Networks

During the last decade, a new technology called coherent transmission made enormous scaling in optical network transmission possible. Combining the technology of digital signal processors (DSPs) with the application of phase modulation techniques (also common in mobile networks) to optical signals, coherent transmission technology enabled a further 100-fold increase in wavelength speed over what was possible with OOK technology since it was first introduced a decade ago.

The optical fiber that keeps data safe even after being twisted or bent

Physicists at the University of Bath in the UK have developed a new kind of fiber designed to enhance the robustness of networks. This robustness could prove to be especially important in the coming age of quantum networks. The team has fabricated optical fibers that can protect light using the mathematics of topology. Best of all, these modified fibers are easily scalable, meaning the structure of each fiber can be preserved over thousands of kilometers.

Global data center cooling market seen soaring past $44B by 2027

BIS Research, the global leader in providing market intelligence on deep technologies, has released its latest study, entitled, Data Center Cooling Market – A Global and Regional Analysis.
According to this study, the global data center cooling market was valued at $17.82 billion in 2021 — and is projected to balloon to $44.52 billion by 2027.
As noted by Debraj Chakraborty, principal analyst with BIS Research: “With the emerging data center cooling technologies, there are opportunities to emphasize retrofitting data centers. Data center infrastructure management (DCIM) can be facilitated with the help of better and more efficient cooling techniques. Moreover, innovative data center cooling systems will augment the number of edge data centers.”

Demand for edge computing is taking longer than expected to develop

Two giant US technology companies – data center operator Equinix and 5G provider Verizon – have reported slower-than-expected demand for edge services. The challenge on moving deeper into the edge is not a technology issue, but rather an ecosystem one in which developers have not been able to create economic models around new use cases that require those types of low latencies.Two giant US technology companies – data center operator Equinix and 5G provider Verizon – have reported slower-than-expected demand for edge services. The challenge on moving deeper into the edge is not a technology issue, but rather an ecosystem one in which developers have not been able to create economic models around new use cases that require those types of low latencies.

Data Center Summit to address topics including fiber connectivity, network design, security

On December 14-15 Cabling Installation & Maintenance will host the Data Center Summit, a series of seven roundtable-style sessions that will cover multiple technical and business aspects of data center operation and management. Topics include:
Liquid Cooling for the Data Center
Trends Driving Data Center Innovation
High-Speed Optics for the Data Center
Navigating High-Speed Data Center Network Evolution
Data Center Security: A Convergence of Cybersecurity and Physical Hardening
Fiber and Connectivity Options for Data Center Networks
Data Center Sustainability Challenges and Solutions

Sustainability initiatives seen driving data center physical infrastructure demand

A report from Dell’Oro Group states that data center physical infrastructure revenues are forecast to grow at an 8 percent compound annual growth rate (CAGR) from 2021 to 2026, to above $31 billion and that data center sustainability has risen to the top of decision-making criteria in the industry, opening the door for significant technology transitions during this forecast period.