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.
Demand for data is growing exponentially, piling pressure on networks to deliver more data, faster, over longer distances. Fibre optic systems have revolutionised data transfer and information gathering, but in complex applications like energy they require premium optical performances to work flawlessly. Choosing the right connector and cable combination is therefore crucial to staying ahead. Fischer Connectors partners with its customers worldwide to design innovative fibre optic solutions that meet new needs for reliability, high performance and ease of use. The Fischer FiberOptic Series ensures high optical stability in any application and environment, combined with easy mating and cleaning.
Optical fibers and optical communication systems are the technologies that made possible the internet revolution and the global availability of high-capacity wireless communications (LTE, 4G, etc.). This fundamental global infrastructure is the result of enormous investments realized by telecommunication operators and governments over the last several decades and leverages the great properties of optical fiber as a transmission medium: large bandwidth, low attenuation, low cost, light weight, and immunity to the electromagnetic field.
The insatiable global demand for data and computing resources is driving an ever-accelerating proliferation of cloud data center infrastructure. To keep pace with this demand, it’s estimated that cloud service providers daily deploy enough new server and networking capacity to onboard a Fortune 500 enterprise. New data center build outs continue unabated, with facility footprints so large that they’re commonly measured in football fields. This aggressive build out activity will augment existing data center infrastructure that’s already massive in scale.
HellermannTyton has designed a range of outlets, distribution boxes, customer connection points and connectorised wall boxes that, combined with the fibre splice closures, provides full end-to-end FTTH solutions for new developments and existing buildings. Depending on the size of the building, be it a large or small multi dwelling unit (MDU) or a single dwelling unit (SDU), this range of products offers a number of options in fibre connectivity and distribution.
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