Leaf-spine topologies, Ethernet and optics research are driving the next generation of data center networking infrastructure. Stay ahead of the curve with these technologies. A demand for more effective data processing has precipitated the jump from 10G to 100G data center switch connections. Because of this, data center redesigns now include leaf-spine topologies instead of the standard three-tier network architecture.
Tripp Lite is helping customers support IT infrastructure in warehouses, factories and commercial environments with an expanded offering of industrial-grade cables and connectivity solutions for connecting Gigabit Ethernet equipment on the factory floor; carrying content to digital signage in commercial locations; powering industrial printers, cameras, sensors and controllers; transferring data from monitoring equipment to a host computer; and mounting hubs on a DIN rail for easy integration into existing set-ups.
Building intelligence and sensor technology have been driving energy efficiency. On the horizon is a next level of intelligence based on capturing data about how occupants use a space and then applying that information for a wide variety of purposes: from tailoring services according to a room’s occupants to providing wayfinding to making recommendations about scheduling. Facility managers and owners will be able to use the data to adjust the way a building’s spaces are scheduled and used.
Cisco’s new networking technology is purpose-built to withstand the rigors of the harshest of environments, while providing IT and OT teams with “intent-based networking” capabilities to scale and accelerate IoT projects. Extending intent-based networking to some of the most challenging work environments on Earth, from chemical plants and oil refineries, to mines, the company’s new line of ruggedized industrial switches, access points and routers are designed to withstand extended exposure to water, dust, and other extreme environmental conditions.
ABB and Aruba will collaborate to deliver a scalable, high-performance wireless connectivity solution for large industrial customers. Customers will be able to capture valuable data and insights from their equipment via ABB Ability Smart Sensor technology and access it via a web portal, a cloud interface or a mobile phone application.
Smart buildings can only be smart if all digital organs can communicate with each other without any barriers. The idea of the smart building is based on a uniform nerve structure and a common language in the form of structured cabling for data networks and the Internet Protocol.
The Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) is all about productivity. The 4th industrial revolution will be driven by the movement of intelligence over high performance digital networks, to support unprecedented levels of automation and usher in a new era of productivity for physical industries and associated infrastructure.
Mining companies face the challenges of working in harsh, remote and sometimes even uninhabitable regions. To increase safety and boost productivity, mining companies are embracing Industry 4.0 to automate and optimize the entire mining operations chain. Digital technologies require ubiquitous broadband network infrastructure throughout the operations chain to link machines, people and compute resources everywhere: from mine sites and processing facilities, throughout pit-to-port transport infrastructure and loading terminals, to operations centers, data centers and corporate offices.
Technology trends in our personal life are now driving trends in the business world. If you don’t believe me, pull out your work-issued Blackberry and spend 10 minutes writing me an email about how you disagree. The Netflix Model, otherwise known as Software as a Service (SaaS), has changed the way we operate day-to-day business. What will be the next technology trend that changes the way we do business? It’s easy to look at the next five years and say things like cloud, co-located data centers, and IoT (Internet of Things) will continue to drive changes. But what comes next?