Corning Incorporated (NYSE:GLW) today announced that its EDGE8™ solution recently received “Data Center Cabling Product of the Year” honors at the 2016 Datacentre Solutions Awards in London.
Corning’s EDGE8 solution is the industry’s first modular, tip-to-tip optical cabling system to feature an eight-fiber (Base-8) cabling design that maximizes per-rack-unit density for better network scalability and improved link performance.
“Extensive discussions with all of the major transceiver, switch, server, and storage vendors led us to realize that a Base-8 solution would provide a very high return on investment for 40 to 400G applications that are transceiver independent without costly and disruptive upgrades,” said Tony Robinson, Enterprise Vertical Marketing manager EMEA, Corning Optical Communications. “A successful global adoption and significant industry awards within EDGE8 solution’s first year validate our commitment to innovate highly efficient, forward-looking infrastructures with favorable total costs of ownership for our customers.”
Corning’s leading market position in optical communications, along with its core technologies and manufacturing platforms, make it well positioned to meet increasing adoption of cloud computing and growing demand for streaming video. Data centers and storage area networks (SANs) are migrating to faster transmission speeds to find and send data back to consumers as quickly as possible. Corning’s EDGE8 solution is the most future-ready data center connectivity solution available for simple, efficient, and cost-effective migration to transmission speeds up to 400 gigabits per second.
“The Datacentre Solutions Awards recognize the product designers, manufacturers, suppliers, and providers operating in the data center field and are voted for by the readers of our wide range of print and online publications,” said Jason Holloway, director of IT Publishing, Angel Business Communications, organizers of the DCS Awards. “All finalists did well in making the shortlist, but Corning Optical Communications was the clear winner in its category.”
“I am immensely proud that our customers, channel allies, and IT industry peers have once again taken the time to recognize Corning’s achievements,” Robinson said. “Along with my technical and commercial colleagues, we would like to extend our personal thanks and gratitude to each and every one.”
The “Data Center Cabling Product of the Year” category included a range of leading data center cabling technologies. Products were evaluated on their ability to demonstrate competitive advantage and a clear return on investment for users. The awards were announced on May 12.
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About Datacentre Solutions Awards
The Datacentre Solutions Awards reward the products, projects, and services as well as honor companies and teams operating in data center fields. The DCS Awards recognize the achievements of end users, channel partners, and vendors along with an award in the end-user category for the supplier who nominated the winning organization. Winners are selected by public vote.
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 fiber, 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.