Posts about Terabit Networks

400Gbit/s is right around the corner for data center switching, with significant implications for how data centers get built and connected. Given cloud customers will be the first to deploy this new speed and the technology behind it and the fact that the cloud will be that much larger in two years, we're discussing a massive inflection point for the market and the vendors that serve it ...



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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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Our major cities are entering a period of critical danger. They're about to face a struggle to survive and unless we move quickly, there will be little that we can do. This is the theory of physicist, Geoffrey West, who notes that our cities are growing at such speed that society is unable to cope with all the negative effects that accompany such rapid growth. West believes the result will be a radical alteration to our global society. Or at least it will be, unless we can drastically pick up the pace of innovation. The question is, can we?
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Earlier this month, I spent several days locked in a hi-tech lab facility in a secluded German village with some of Europe's leading optical engineers. The focus of this gathering was the development of terabit networks. Raise this topic with some within the networking industry and you will be greeted with raised eyebrows and furrowed brows. This is especially true for IT teams who are continually trying to combat shrinking budgets with increased bandwidth demands.
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With OFC/NFOEC just around the corner, I thought it might be fun to guess at what the big news might be on the show floor. While predicting buzz can be a hazardous endeavor, the steady ramp up in press releases leading up to the big event, plus the program guide give pretty good hints.
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