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Corning Rolls Out EDGE8 Optical Cable Solution


July 06, 2015

As the optical cable market continues to expand throughout the world, more and more companies are looking to stand out among an ever-growing crowd. Corning Incorporated is one firm that thinks it has found a way to step to the forefront, recently announcing its new EDGE8 solutions for data centers. The firm is touting this particular innovation as the industry’s first modular, tip-to-tip optical cabling system that features a Base-8 design.

This eight-fiber design means that the system is able to maximize its per-rack-unit density which in turn leads to better scalability as well as improved connection performance. This system becomes especially important in a world where companies are needing more speed in order to find and send data to consumers in the blink of an eye. Working through the cloud has changed the way the world works, because consumers also expect this data to be transmitted to wherever they are at those lightning fast speeds.

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Optical cables are being used in nearly every part of the business world and this means there is no place a customer won’t go and feel as though they should have the best connections, with the greatest speeds. Corning’s EDGE8 offers data center connectivity with transmission speeds of as much as 400 gigabits per second. Best of all is that these solutions offer that speed in a way that is cost effective and it can be adjusted depending on the size of the company using the solution.

Corning has continued to improve its optical cable solutions that are all housed in the EDGE family of products. The firm has these products deployed at more than 50,000 data centers in more than 30 countries. The fact that one of these cables is able to replace as many as 72 copper cables underlines the efficiency and the newest EDGE8 design underlines the adaptability and scalability the company offers.




Edited by Dominick Sorrentino

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