Corning Plug and Play™ Cabling Solution Named Datacentre Cabling Product of the Year

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Corning Plug and Play™ Cabling Solution Named Datacentre Cabling Product of the Year
Corning Plug and Play™ Cabling Solution Named Datacentre Cabling Product of the Year
Corning, NY | Corning Incorporated | May 22, 2015

Corning Incorporated (NYSE:GLW) today announced that its Plug and Play™ pre-terminated MTP®-to-MTP high fibre count trunk cables recently received the Datacentre “Cabling Product of the Year” at the 2015 Datacentre Solutions Awards in London.

Corning’s Plug and Play high-density MTP connector-based trunk cables address many of the challenges data centres face, such as limited space, heat from densely packed components, and expenses caused by migration to faster networks. Corning’s Plug and Play cables are available with 288, 432, 576, and 864 fibre counts for a significant reduction in physical cable bulk that increases space savings and optimises air flow for cooling energy savings. Plus, the Plug and Play solution is pre-terminated, reducing installation time and cost – and streamlining network moves, adds, and changes for easy scalability.

“The Datacentre Solutions Awards recognise the product designers, manufacturers, suppliers and providers operating in the data centre 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, organisers of the DCS Awards. “All finalists did well in making the shortlist, but Corning Optical Communications was the clear winner in its category, Datacentre Cabling Product of the Year.”
“Taking this award home for the third year running is a real achievement and reinforces our commitment to providing innovative datacentre solutions that address the network challenges of today – and tomorrow,” said Tony Robinson RCDD CDCDP, EMEA Data Centre Market Manager, Corning Optical Communications.
The “Cabling Product of the Year” category included a range of leading data centre 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 14.

About Datacentre Solutions Awards
The Datacentre Solutions Awards reward the products, projects and services as well as honour companies and teams operating in data centre fields. The DCS Awards recognise the achievements of end-users, channel partners and vendors alike and in the case of the end-user category there was also an award made to the supplier who nominated the winning organisation. 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 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.