The technology sector is currently undergoing a huge transformation as the number of connected devices grows and the amount of data they generate increases as well. According to Cisco, the amount of global IP traffic is set to increase three-fold between 2015 and 2020, reaching 194.4 exabytes per month by the end of the forecast periods.
Therefore, the pressure will be on networking providers to develop new solutions in order to effectively meet this growing demand. One company which is looking to introduce a range of technologies to do this is CommScope, which noted this unprecedented growth in demand for bandwidth is being spurred by up to 50 billion connected devices.
It stated that the solutions organisations put in place in the next few years will be critical in building networks that can handle this demand for decades to come. In order to meet this need, it is therefore introducing its High Speed Migration platform, which aims to assist data centre managers with developing faster, more agile, high-density migration plans.
John Schmidt, vice-president of global data centre solutions at CommScope, said: "We are quickly moving from 10Gbps and 40Gbps to 100Gbps, 400Gbps and beyond. The more data consumers and network users need, the more services they expect, the more critical speed becomes. This is a global phenomenon and one of the top challenges that data centre managers will face."
Being able to manage large volumes of traffic at high speed will not just be about improving the efficiency of businesses - it will also be a competitive differentiator. Jennifer Cooke, research director at IDC's Datacenter Trends and Strategies group, noted that organisations' digital transformation initiatives are built on making data-driven decisions, and the ever-increasing need for speed will challenge network and data providers soon.
"Preparing to meet this challenge requires not only investment, but a strategy and vision to transition when and where resources are needed," she stated.
This is where services such as CommScope's High Speed Migration strategy come in, as they help provide a bridge between current and future demand, as well as supporting a clear strategy for data centre and network transformation.
The High Speed migration strategy allows users to determine the best approach to network architecture for their needs and works with duplex and parallel applications, supporting higher speeds and emerging applications without having to rip and replace existing networks.
Among the solutions offered by CommScope as part of phase one of the High Speed Migration platform are a range of MPO connectivity options. These include 24-fibre connections that promise to ensure lowest first-cost duplex deployments with a single connection, 12-fibre solutions that support the expansion of legacy 12-fibre infrastructures, and eight-fire support QSFP technologies for customers utilizing this parallel optic configuration.
It also offers ultra-and high-density panels that simplify management of duplex and parallel
ports for dynamic migration and flexibility, as well as ultra-low loss components to enable longer link spans with more connectivity options and guaranteed support for attenuation-sensitive applications.
"With our High Speed Migration solutions, we’re able to help data centre managers accelerate the growth of their data centre capacity and the speed of their digital transformation initiatives," Mr Schmidt stated.