Corning Incorporated (NYSE: GLW) announced today that it has designed and delivered a custom connectivity solution for an expanded data centre, owned and operated by iomart Group plc, one of the UK and Europe’s leading cloud companies. The solution utilises Corning’s Pretium EDGE® housings with OM4 high-density, 96-core fibre cables for backbone, and individual 6-port LC cassettes.
Jochen Lorenz, vice president of Enterprise Sales EMEA for Corning, said: “Corning is proud to support iomart’s pioneering decision to deploy Cisco’s BiDi technology with our OM4 Pretium EDGE solution. This state-of-the-art facility is a shining example of what can be achieved by technology leaders working together in defining the datacentres of tomorrow, today.” The new facility features the first major deployment of Cisco® Dynamic Fabric Automation (DFA) and Bi Directional (BiDi) Transmission technology.
UK Home Secretary The Rt. Hon. Theresa May MP recently opened the extension to the data centre in her Maidenhead constituency. She said, “Data centres are an important part of the global economy, so I’m delighted to be opening this new facility for iomart. The technology on show is impressive and will allow businesses to be better connected than ever.”
Angus MacSween, CEO of iomart, stated: “We are delighted that The Home Secretary has officially opened our next generation data centre and seen first-hand the technology involved in creating the infrastructure needed to support the dynamic and ever-changing web hosting and data storage needs of SME and enterprise business.”
The new 1500 square metre extension to iomart’s Maidenhead data centre took 12 months to complete and has capacity for 630 racks.
Neil Johnston, Group Technical Operations Director for iomart, said: “The challenge was to make sure that all 630 racks within the seven data halls of the facility are capable of catering for every network requirement, for all business groups, encompassing both initial and rapid future expansion as and when required. The end result has more than achieved this.”
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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.