Corning Incorporated (NYSE:GLW) today announced that its EDGE8™ solution recently won first prize in the category “Data Centres – IT and Network Infrastructures” at the 2016 German Data Centre Awards in Darmstadt, Germany.
EDGE8 solution was introduced last year as the industry’s first modular, tip-to-tip optical cabling system to feature an eight-fiber (Base-8) design that maximises per-rack-unit density for better network scalability and improved link performance.
“The simple, flexible migration path to 40, 100, and even 400 gigabits per second that our EDGE8 solution enables has given peace of mind to data centre operators that their networks are ready for tomorrow’s transmission speeds,” said Jörgen Janson, marketing manager, EMEA, Corning Optical Communications. “We are hearing from our customers that it’s been well received, and this award is another indication that our forward-looking, innovative approach is delivering tremendous value in the industry.”
Accepting the award were Jörgen Janson as well as his Corning Optical Communications colleagues Victor Torres, sales manager, Germany, and Frank Weismüller, data centre sales manager, Germany, Austria, and Switzerland.
Hosted by Future Thinking magazine, the German Data Centre Awards recognise products and projects that enhance data centres’ efficiency with a special focus on innovative and visionary solutions. Winners were announced on April 19, 2016.
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About Future Thinking Magazine
Future Thinking magazine (www.future-thinking.de) was founded in Germany in 2010 to help data centre and IT infrastructure professionals overcome challenges by sharing best practices to improve efficiency, resiliency, agility, and security in the digital enterprise. Now one of the largest independent data centre-focused publications, Future Thinking magazine hosts the German Data Centre Awards to celebrate innovation by product designers, manufacturers, suppliers, and providers.
About Corning Incorporated
Corning (www.corning.com) is one of the world’s leading innovators in materials science. For more than 160 years, Corning has applied its unparalleled expertise in specialty glass, ceramics, and optical physics to develop products that have created new industries and transformed people’s lives. Corning succeeds through sustained investment in R&D, a unique combination of material and process innovation, and close collaboration with customers to solve tough technology challenges. Corning’s businesses and markets are constantly evolving. Today, Corning’s products enable diverse industries such as consumer electronics, telecommunications, transportation, and life sciences. They include damage-resistant cover glass for smartphones and tablets; precision glass for advanced displays; optical fibre, wireless technologies, and connectivity solutions for high-speed communications networks; trusted products that accelerate drug discovery and manufacturing; and emissions-control products for cars, trucks, and off-road vehicles.