17 JUNE 2009 -- Corning Inc. has announced worldwide a new optical fiber data center offering designed to address the issues facing today's chief information officers (CIOs) as well as the demands of tomorrow's data centers. The new offering leverages Corning's bend-insensitive ClearCurve optical fiber technology. Corning says the new offering will reduce overall installation time while also enabling increased server density, reduced power consumption, and increased reliability.
Corning plans to launch the products at the following European tradeshows:
- 2009 BICSI European Conference & Exhibition, June 22-24 in Dublin
- 2009 DatacenterDynamics Conference & Expo, June 23 in Madrid
- 2009 LANline Tech Forum, "Cabling, Network and Data Centre Infrastructure," June 23 in Zurich
"As information technology executives continue to manage their way through data center projects and upgrades in today's difficult economic environment, the new Corning solution will enable them to capture the functionality and efficiency benefits of optical fiber over unshielded twisted-pair (UTP) copper wiring," said Clark Kinlin, president and CEO, Corning Cable Systems. "Fiber-optic solutions improve overall airflow, thereby reducing energy costs. Conversely UTP copper wiring creates higher generated heat, thereby increasing cooling requirements.
"Through our new data center solution, we took the opportunity to combine our expertise in cable, hardware and equipment with our innovative ClearCurve bend-insensitive fiber to create an offering that maximizes the benefits of a fiber solution, while also creating new advantages in the areas of reduced installation time, improved data center layout and overall reliability," said Kinlin.
Corning asserts its new optical fiber data center offering will also create additional cost savings with respect to equipment space. The offering will enable significantly more efficient rack space usage, the company claims. Additionally, the bend performance of the ClearCurve fiber and the reduced cable diameter allow trunk cables and jumpers to be quickly routed through tight spaces with no impact on system performance, according to the company. The preterminated nature of the solution allows for faster modifications and additions, without disrupting existing equipment or network operation.
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