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09 May 2016

In order to better satisfy the demands for high speed, wide bandwidth and high density, changes are taking place in the data center. Driven by the cloud services, the hyperscale/cloud data centers are becoming larger, more modular, more homogeneous with an architecture change from traditional 3-tier to flattened 2-tier topology. To deal with these changes and challenges, what will we need for optical interconnection a few years down the road? Here are the key trends to watch in 2016 which give you some guides to the roadmap.

Significant Increase in 100G & 25G Port Density

For easy understanding, we divide the data center into three parts—intra-rack, inter-rack and long span/inter-building. Within the data center rack, 10 GbE is...