The Era Of Big Data Is Approaching

Laura Laura Chen September 13, 2012

In June, China Mobile successfully deployed its 100G trunk network, officially launching the 100G pilot work on its current network. This deployment got people’s attention.

Although the 10G access network remains the market’s mainstream technology, 100G is sure to replace it and gain acceptance—especially in China. With rapid economic development and widespread applications of digital information, data center deployments for banks and Internet companies are increasing with ever-expanding capacities. This has resulted in the ever-growing demand for more high-speed networks.

In China, most backbone networks are deployed with 40G and 10G links and the amount of data centers in China is expected to increase every year. With the massive increase of data, enterprise networks are now accessing to 10G connections, forcing many data centers to evolve rapidly. All of these will force enterprises to invest more in software and hardware, making efficiency, flexibility, high-automation and environmental friendliness standard requirements.

As a global leader of communications network infrastructure solutions, CommScope has a long history in this field. Infrastructure connectivity has demonstrated unprecedented importance with more modern enterprises embracing network layout such as Ethernet + IP that includes computer room facilities, power supply and distribution facilities, building control and monitoring. As such, enterprises are increasingly concerned about whether they have the ability to support future evolution and requirements.

To satisfy data center demands for high-bandwidth, quick deployment, high density and manageability, MPO (multi-fiber push-on) and intelligent management have become the top choice of customers. MPO is a multi-fiber, high-density connector that assists with the modularization of a data center. It assists in rapid deployment and provides greater flexibility. Intelligent management refers to adding sensors to the infrastructure for easier detection, discovery, reporting, positioning and alerting to issues the network might experience.

During the Datacenter Dynamics Conference to be held in Shanghai on September 17, CommScope will once again cooperate with Ixia, using SYSTIMAX® InstaPATCH® 360 optical components equipped with LazrSPEED®550 OM4 optical fiber to demonstrate this advanced data transmission technology to Asian customers, especially Chinese customers. Also, CommScope will also demonstrate its SYSTIMAX® imVision™ Infrastructure Management solution, providing IT managers with unprecedented control over their infrastructure with state-of-the-art intelligent management of the physical layer.

Enterprise customers must understand the importance of establishing intelligent networks which can fit into a communication infrastructure. Enterprise customers, in China particularly, emphasize the cost-effective ratio and high productivity. This successful demonstration will show the value brought by the high-performance optical fiber infrastructure to customers.

The expansion of the backbone network will be unavoidable. This will truly usher in the “big data era.” The next two years will be a critical period for the development of the 100G industry. With the maturity and popularity of 100G, this will bring a gluttonous feast for related markets like data center.

About the Author


Laura Chen

Laura Chen is Vice President, Enterprise Sales of Greater China for CommScope, a global leader in infrastructure solutions for communications networks. Ms. Chen is responsible for all aspects of sales and customer relationships for the SYSTIMAX® Solutions business in Greater China. In this position, she executes the sales strategy and deals with key verticals and geographical expansion in the region.

A veteran in the industry, Ms. Chen first joined AT&T in 1995, having worked in the telecommunication and CATV industry. In 2000, she assumed the position of sub- region sales manager in charge of the East China SYSTIMAX Solutions business, which she maintained from the company’s transition from Avaya to CommScope. In 2007, she took on the position of national sales manager in charge of Greater China sales, where she achieved a revenue growth of 22 per cent from 2007 to 2008. In 2010, Ms. Chen assumed the position of regional sales director of Greater China. In 2015, Laura is promoted as VP, Enterprise Sales of Greater China.  An outstanding team player, Ms. Chen has been awarded the AP Coach of the Year award in 2007 and the Strategic Sales Initiative Person of the Year in 2009.

In 2015, Laura earned a master’s degree in business administration from The University of Hong Kong. In 1990, she graduated from Shanghai University, receiving a bachelor’s degree in telecommunication. She also holds an e-business program certification from CEIBS, a China executive marketing program diploma from Shanghai Jiaotong University and a strategic leadership program diploma from INM (International Negotiation & Management Co.) in the United States.