Day 2 was the longest expo day of the week, and it also featured a joint presentation by M.H. Raza, Fiber Mountain CEO and Rudy Montgelas, Sr. Technologist, Legrand. A broad audience enjoyed the presentation – which shared the title of this post – and learning more about the Fiber Optic market, Glass Core and some fiber history and trends.
Last week, I wrote about innovative data center designs. This week, some recent advances in optics and the study of light caught my attention. Fiber optic cables carrying 10Gbps are becoming standard in today's production networks, with 25, 40 and 100Gbps gaining traction. This increase in bandwidth works in tandem with advances in software control and visibility of the network right down to the physical layer, in order to play leapfrog with the ever-increasing demands of users and enterprise.
Even in the past two years, we have seen approaches to network architecture change drastically – what will we see in the next two decades, as the technology described below makes its way out of the research lab, and into a data center near you?