The global demand for fibre optic cable has never been higher. Network operators throughout the world are adding more optical fibre to their networks than ever before. Fibre, which once was confined to high-capacity core network connections, is now used throughout operator networks and has become a key component in the delivery of access networks.
Coriant and Telia Carrier demonstrate software-enabled real-time performance awareness
In this viewpoint, we offer some predictions for the optical networking domain in 2018, with a special focus on hyperscale data centers, where the pace of innovation is hitting breakthrough strides.
100G optimization and deployment
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The demand by Cloud Data Centers for faster data delivery speeds at cost-effective prices is growing rapidly. Higher speeds are necessary for Cloud Data Centers to process the current explosion in traffic. Mobile and video use drove data center traffic to 4.7 zettabytes (ZB), or almost five trillion gigabytes (GB), in 2015, and Cloud traffic will hit 14.1ZB in 2020. Cisco predicts that in 2020, 92 percent of Data Center bandwidth will be used by cloud data workloads rather than traditional workloads.
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