CORNING, BERLIN - Corning Incorporated announced today that it has reached a milestone ten consecutive wins in the Data Centre Solutions (DCS) Awards as its EDGE™ Rapid Connect solution is crowned “Data Centre Physical Connectivity Innovation of the Year” in the 2022 ceremony in London.
With growing data compute and storage requirements driving the construction of more and more data center campuses and hyperscale data centers, it can be a challenge for operators to keep up with demand and ensure these projects stay on schedule and on budget. For very high fiber count cables, the subsequent splicing and testing is a painful, slow and, ultimately, costly process.
To overcome this challenge, Corning developed EDGE™ Rapid Connect. Designed with Fast-Track MTP® Connectors and routable subunits, the rugged, high-density cabling solution is optimised to enable complete data center interconnects faster than ever. It matches the density found in comparable data center interconnect splicing solutions, but with no splicing necessary – saving up to 70% on installation time when installing trunk cables between data center buildings.
“Corning’s culture of innovation, collaboration and really working closely with our customers to understand their pain-points has once again reaped dividends and we’re proud to reach such an amazing milestone at these awards”, said Cindy Ryborz, EMEA data center marketing manager, Corning Optical Communications. “We want to express our gratitude that year in, year out, our customers, channel network, and IT industry peers have taken the time to recognise Corning’s achievements.”
Phil Alsop, editor at Digitalisation World, says: “The DCS Awards are designed to recognise the product designers, manufacturers, suppliers and providers operating in the data center industry. This year’s event saw a record number of nominations across all categories and the standard just keeps getting higher. We’d like to extend a special congratulations to Corning who are marking their tenth consecutive win in these awards – a huge testament to their continued innovation and the strength of their customer relationships”.
Entries in the “Data Centre Physical Connectivity Innovation of the Year” category included a range of leading data center technologies. Products were evaluated on their market impact, unique features and benefits to users.
About Corning Incorporated
Corning (www.corning.com) is one of the world's leading innovators in materials science, with a 170-year track record of life-changing inventions. Corning applies its unparalleled expertise in glass science, ceramic science, and optical physics along with its deep manufacturing and engineering capabilities to develop category-defining products that transform industries and enhance people's lives. Corning succeeds through sustained investment in RD&E, a unique combination of material and process innovation, and deep, trust-based relationships with customers who are global leaders in their industries. Corning's capabilities are versatile and synergistic, which allows the company to evolve to meet changing market needs, while also helping our customers capture new opportunities in dynamic industries. Today, Corning's markets include optical communications, mobile consumer electronics, display, automotive, and life sciences.
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About the Data Centre Solutions Awards
The Data Centre 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 along with an award in the end-user category for the supplier who nominated the winning organisation. Winners are selected by public vote.