Corning Incorporated (NYSE:GLW) announced today that its EDGE8™ solution was crowned “Data Center Cabling Product of the Year” at the 2017 Data Center Solutions (DCS) Awards in London. This is the fifth consecutive year that a Corning product has won a DCS award.
Corning’s EDGE8 solution is the industry’s first modular, tip-to-tip optical cabling system to feature an 8-fiber (base-8) cabling design that maximizes per-rack-unit density for better network scalability and improved link performance. Since its original launch, the EDGE8 solution has evolved to provide even greater flexibility in high-speed deployments.
“To win this award for the fifth straight year is a testament to the quality and value others find in our products,” said Kim Hartwell, senior vice president and chief commercial officer for Corning Optical Communications. “The ongoing success of our EDGE8 solution comes from our extensive collaboration with customers and a commitment to maintaining highly efficient, forward-looking infrastructures with a focus on total cost of ownership. Global adoption across a diverse range of applications and back-to-back wins at the DCS Awards are proof of this success.”
Corning’s leading market position in optical communications, along with its core technologies and manufacturing platforms, make it well positioned to facilitate an industrywide trend toward faster transmission speeds in data centers. By deploying the EDGE8 solution, data centers can be future-ready to support all network architectures and speeds from 1G to 400G on two and eight fibers with 100 percent fiber utilization.
“This year's finalists represent the very best in the industry, and Corning was voted as outstanding by our readership to win the Data Center Cabling Product of the Year category," said Jason Holloway, director of IT publishing at Angel Business Communications, organizers of the DCS Awards.
“I am hugely grateful that our customers, distributors, and IT industry peers have once again taken the time to recognize Corning’s achievements,” said Tony Robinson, EMEA marketing manager for Corning. “Along with my technical and commercial colleagues, we would like to extend our personal thanks for this tremendous support.”
The “Data Center Cabling Product of the Year” category was contested by 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.
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About the Data Center Solutions Awards
The Data Center 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.