Posts about DCI

Hyperscale data centers are starting to crop up all over the world, providing both the scale and the resource density needed to handle the massive workloads of big data and the internet of things ...
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Disaggregation, open networking and SDN control have become key themes when discussing the future of optical networks at industry events. All of these interrelated topics were certainly popular at this year’s Big Communications Event in Austin, Texas, where I joined Axel Clauberg of Deutsche Telekom and Huawei’s Sean Long for a panel debate titled Optical Networks in the New Age of “Open” ...
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For the data center space, most of the talk over the past few years has been around how big data center buildouts are getting bigger, with most discussions around large Amazon, Facebook, Google, and Microsoft deployments. In early 2017, we heard about data center locations that would span multiple buildings with over a million of square feet in capacity ...
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Enterprises looking to improve connectivity across the internet of things and other wide-area data ecosystems basically have two choices when it comes to fiber optics: purchasing leased line services from a telecommunications carrier or implementing its own network using dark fiber ...
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With more than 14,500 attendees, last week’s OFC is the biggest event on optical communications worldwide. The massive capacity needs of internet content providers (ICPs) stirred hot debates at the conference and on the show floor. In his plenary talk, Urs Hölzle highlighted that Google’s data center bandwidth is roughly doubling every year, posing serious scaling challenges to the network infrastructure ...
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