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Transforming Network Infrastructure Week in Review: NeoPhotonics, Ethernet, Cisco & More

March 10, 2018

Digital transformation has taken hold, driving a new era of innovation in the data center and beyond. Starting with the transformation of network infrastructure and ending with the user experience, change is in the air. And with the weekend upon us, there’s no better time than the present to take a look at the week that was in network transformation news: Time for the Week in Review!

NeoPhotonics led the news this week with the introduction of its 53 Gbaud Linear Component line, including TIAs in receivers, PIN photodectors, EML lasers in transmitters as well as PAM4 components and additional client applications. Everything you need to know is HERE.

Ethernet serves as the backbone of operations around the world; this foundational technology is taking center stage in modern networking. This week, Napatech’s Director of Hardware Development, Claus Ek provided the community the first installment of a three part series where he will explore this crucial technology’s roots, where it is now, and what we can expect moving forward. The complete article is HERE.

In another special guest contribution, DAMAC Director of Engineering Erich Hamilton discussed the benefits of data center collocation for business. As Hamilton explains, “It’s like owning your own home, where you are responsible for all of the costs, maintenance and repairs, and security. For these reasons, many companies are choosing collocation services to house their data centers.” Complete insight and analysis is HERE.

It is the cloud era. And with the complexity of network deployments come new hurdles and challenges. Cisco joined the fray this week, announcing several new capabilities to the Tetration platform to address this growing demand. All the details are HERE.

Remember to stop by early and often for all things transforming network infrastructure! See you next week!

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