Corning Wins Data Center Solutions Award for Sixth Consecutive Year

Corning Wins Data Center Solutions Award for Sixth Consecutive Year

Corning Wins Data Center Solutions Award

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Corning Wins Data Center Solutions Award for Sixth Consecutive Year
Corning Wins Data Center Solutions Award for Sixth Consecutive Year
CORNING, N.Y. | Corning Incorporated | May 29, 2018
EDGE™ Mesh Module named Data Center Cabling & Connectivity Product of the Year

Corning Incorporated (NYSE: GLW) announced today that its EDGE™ Mesh Module has been named “Data Center Cabling & Connectivity Product of the Year” at the 2018 Data Center Solutions (DCS) Awards in London. This is the sixth consecutive year that a Corning product has won a DCS award.

Corning’s EDGE Mesh Modules have emerged as a critical enabler of future-ready data center networks. They provide operators of spine-and-leaf network architectures with an easily adaptable solution that improves deployment speed and network capability, supports current and future bandwidth requirements, and reduces total cost of ownership. Also, EDGE Mesh Modules require significantly less rack space than alternatives and will allow for higher port densities per switch, with lower power consumption and lower cost per 10G port.

“It’s a great honor to be recognized with a DCS award for the sixth year in a row because we know our customers count on us to provide what they need to get ahead,” said Kim Hartwell, senior vice president and chief commercial officer for Corning Optical Communications. “EDGE™ Mesh Modules have proven to be a highly-efficient solution to our customers’ technology challenges, mitigating much of the complexity associated with installing spine-and-leaf network architectures.”

EDGE Mesh Modules replicate the standard ratio of 1-to-1 spine-and-leaf topology, making deployment faster with reduced congestion. The Corning solution supports a wide range of connectivity options, including dedicated LC duplex-based single ports, parallel optical multi-fiber applications, 400GBase, and more.

“Each year the DCS Awards finalists represent the industry’s very best. Corning was voted outstanding by our readers to win the Data Center Cabling & Connectivity Product of the Year category," said Jason Holloway, director of IT publishing at Angel Business Communications, organizers of the DCS Awards.

“Along with my technical and commercial colleagues, we would like to extend our personal thanks to everyone who voted for Corning,” said Tony Robinson, Corning’s global marketing applications manager, Data Centers. “As ever, we’ve been humbled by the terrific support from our customers, distributors, and industry peers.”

A range of leading data center cabling technologies competed for the Data Center Cabling & Connectivity Product of the Year recognition. Products were evaluated on their ability to demonstrate a competitive advantage and a clear return on investment for users.

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