This paper discusses challenges to today’s data center physical networks and the drivers behind these challenges, as well as how quality of connectivity influences application performance. A number of rigorous tests are described and a concrete infrastructure solution proposed.
CableLabs is spearheading efforts to develop a proposal that uses coherent optics to dramatically boost the capacity of hybrid fibre coaxial networks, reports Andy Extance
Systems vendors are using intelligent software to squeeze more performance from optical networks. Pauline Rigby reports on developments at OFC 2017