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Economics of data center optics
Author(s): Lisa Huff
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Paper Abstract

Traffic to and from data centers is now reaching Zettabytes/year. Even the smallest of businesses now rely on data centers for revenue generation. And, the largest data centers today are orders of magnitude larger than the supercomputing centers of a few years ago. Until quite recently, for most data center managers, optical data centers were nice to dream about, but not really essential. Today, the all-optical data center – perhaps even an all-single mode fiber (SMF) data center is something that even managers of medium-sized data centers should be considering. Economical transceivers are the key to increased adoption of data center optics. An analysis of current and near future data center optics economics will be discussed in this paper.

Paper Details

Date Published: 7 March 2016
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 9775, Next-Generation Optical Networks for Data Centers and Short-Reach Links III, 977502 (7 March 2016); doi: 10.1117/12.2219716
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Lisa Huff, Discerning Analytics, LLC (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9775:
Next-Generation Optical Networks for Data Centers and Short-Reach Links III
Atul K. Srivastava, Editor(s)

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