About Michael Ritter

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As Vice President of Technical Marketing and Analyst Relations, Michael Ritter drives the vision of ADVA Optical Networking’s innovative Optical+Ethernet technology portfolio into the marketplace. Recognizing current technology architectures while keeping an eye on the network trends of the future, Michael helps ADVA Optical Networking to best position the company technology and solutions for its global service provider and enterprise customers.

Massive growth in smartphones and video streaming together with the emergence of the IoT, big data and AI, have brought us to the current era of hyperscale data centers. Today nearly half of the world’s data is stored and processed in around 350 of these enormous and highly scalable facilities ...

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Data centers have become a fundamental part of society and a vital component of most businesses. Today they are connected in increasingly agile and dynamic ways and data center interconnect (DCI) technology is now the driving force for most innovation and investment in the optical networking market. But it hasn’t always been that way ...

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Ensuring the security of sensitive data has become a major concern for governments and global enterprises in all industries. As more businesses migrate to the cloud and big data environments, the task of protecting mission-critical traffic from unlawful interception and hacking becomes increasingly challenging and evermore urgent ...

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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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