Corning Receives Frost & Sullivan’s 2018 APAC Data Center Enabling Technology Leadership Award

Corning Receives Frost & Sullivan’s 2018 APAC Data Center Enabling Technology Leadership Award

Corning Receives Frost & Sullivan’s 2018 Award

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Corning Receives Frost & Sullivan’s 2018 APAC Data Center Enabling Technology Leadership Award
Corning Receives Frost & Sullivan’s 2018 APAC Data Center Enabling Technology Leadership Award
CORNING, N.Y. | Corning Incorporated | August 15, 2018
Future-ready design of Corning’s EDGE8™ solutions recognized in Asia Pacific Best Practices Awards

Corning Incorporated (NYSE: GLW) announced today that its Optical Communications division has received Frost & Sullivan’s 2018 APAC Data Center Enabling Technology Leadership Award.

Presented at the 2018 Frost & Sullivan Asia Pacific Best Practices Awards in Singapore, the award recognizes Corning for its market-leading innovation of data center cabling infrastructure designed to offer a competitive advantage and minimize costs for data center operators.

The Frost & Sullivan judging panel evaluated nominees based on four benchmarking criteria: commitment to innovation, commercialization success, customer ownership experience, and brand equity. The Technology Leadership Award recognizes Corning for supporting enterprise, multi-tenant, hyperscale, and cloud data center clients with solutions that ensure data centers can be future-ready to support all network architectures and speeds to 400G, and seamlessly stay ahead of future demands.

The award acknowledges Corning’s longstanding expertise and innovation in data center solutions, including Corning EDGE8™, the industry’s first tip-to-tip, pre-terminated optical cabling system to feature a future-ready Base-8 design. To date, EDGE8 has won at least eight awards worldwide. The judges also highlighted Corning’s RocketRibbon™ extreme-density cable, a next-generation ribbon cable introduced this year that delivers up to 30 percent faster installation with twice the fiber density of existing central and stranded tube cables.

“Corning Optical Communications has demonstrated strong innovation in the data center infrastructure segment,” said Nishchal Khorana, director, Digital Transformation, Frost & Sullivan. “The company has focused on offering a seamless migration path to significantly higher bandwidth and enabling lower total cost of ownership. By developing solutions that are well-aligned with the need for effective data center operations and addressing the core needs of enterprise clients and cloud providers, Corning Optical Communications has achieved significant success.”

“We are honored to be recognized by Frost & Sullivan as the leader in delivering enabling technologies for data centers in the Asia-Pacific market,” said Kim Hartwell, senior vice president and chief commercial officer for Corning Optical Communications. “This best-practice award acknowledges Corning’s longstanding expertise in solving the unique challenges of data centers, particularly the need for future-ready infrastructure.”

The global footprint of Corning Optical Communications includes locations throughout Asia-Pacific, including Australia, China, Hong Kong, India, Japan, South Korea, and across southeast Asia. Corning serves data center clients across manufacturing, education, government, IT, and financial services, as well as enterprise verticals.

For more information on Corning data center solutions, visit

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