How photonic networking can help data centres

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In light of rapidly increasing demand for ultra-high speed data transmission, data centres are under pressure to provide ever increasing data transmission through their networks and at the same time improve the quality of data handling in terms of reduced latency, increased scalability and improved channel speed for users. However as data rates increase, present electronic switching technology using current data centre architecture is becoming increasingly difficult to scale despite improved data management. In this paper electronic scalability issues will be discussed and alternative optical solutions will be reviewed including a novel and highly scalable optical interconnect.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication16th International Conference on Transparent Optical Networks (ICTON), 2014
EditorsMarek Jaworski, Marian Marciniak
Place of PublicationIEEE Explorer
Number of pages4
ISBN (Print)978-1-4799-5600-5
Publication statusPublished - 2014
EventICTON 2014 - Graz, Austria
Duration: 6 Jul 201410 Jul 2014


ConferenceICTON 2014


  • electronic bottleneck
  • optical interconnects
  • datacentre networking
  • optical switching

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