Category: Edge

Protecting the Future at the Edge: Addressing the Risks of Emerging Edge Data Centers

With 75 billion connected devices expected by 2025 , 5G deployment, and the promise of new technologies, the ICT industry will see an unprecedented amount of data that requires rethinking the way the data center is built and managed. To meet the needs of new applications, data centers need to be hosted close to users and network functionality needs to be performed in milliseconds.

No future megatrends without real time capable fiber optics

Experts agree: without a modern, real-time-capable infrastructure, neither the Internet of Things (IoT), nor autonomous driving or Smart Cities can be realized. The fact is that data volumes around the globe are exploding. Real-time data processing is only possible with 5G mobile communications and Edge Computing. Modern & high-performance fiber optics cabling is the prerequisite.

Really Fast Optical Tech Shipments To Triple in 2021, Dell’Oro Predicts

A new wave of high-speed coherent optical components are expected gain widespread adoption in 2021, according to Dell’Oro analyst Jimmy Yu.

While vendors like Nokia, Ciena, and Infinera have been teasing faster and faster optics for years, Yu noted in a blog post that the optical transport market is a research and development heavy industry, with multi-year product cycles. “Grand ideas and proof of concepts announced years ago steadily build toward commercialization and main stream adoption over the course of a few years,” he wrote.

Yu said several long-hyped optical technologies, including those offering higher line rates up to 800 Gb/s, are likely reach the market in 2021.

Webinar: To the Edge and Back

This webinar gives data center managers some key cabling strategies to manage multiple waves of 5G — helping ensure next-generation coverage for billions of devices. Topics include the three phases of 5G deployment, data processing at the edge to reduce latency, and centralized data centers to support the workloads generated by 5G.