CommScope introduces fibre platform for data centre demand

Telecommunications company CommScope has developed a high-speed fibre platform to help manage an increase in demand for computing power in data centres

American telecommunications company and network infrastructure provider CommScope has developed a high-speed fibre platform for the data centre industry which aims to help data centre managers respond to the exponential increase in demand they are experiencing for computing power.

According to the company, the new technology, called Propel, facilitates the migration to Terabit speeds by providing reliable connectivity and a robust network infrastructure that aligns with emerging data centre applications, enabling faster, more efficient access to data.

Commscope says that Propel facilitates the modernisation of the network and introduces 16-fibre cabling to support the fast-growing 400 Gbps and 800 Gbps speeds, as well as emerging 1.6 Tbps speeds. This enables leading-edge network architectures to deliver greater capacity to end devices with increased efficiency, saving time and energy while also greatly reducing the cost per gigabit, CommScope claims. 

Why is data centre demand increasing and how can CommScope’s platform help to manage it?

Data centre demands have soared as workers, students, nurses, businesses, local communities, and government agencies have moved to cloud computing, streaming services, and AI applications. The industry continues to respond to an increase in economic life online by building new data centres and investing in ways to dramatically increase data centre capacity.

“Over the past few years, we have witnessed extraordinary technical advances and a rise in computing devices that connect to the real world. Data centres are key assets in the data-driven economy and it’s critical that the industry pay attention to energy usage and space requirements as we move toward terabit speeds,” said John Schmidt, Senior Vice President, of CommScope’s building and data centre business. 

“CommScope’s Propel solution was engineered to ensure data centre operators can maximise existing infrastructure investments while preparing for future applications in a smarter and more efficient manner,” he added. 

 

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