The philosopher Heraclitus once said, “Nothing
is permanent except change.” Given the rapid evolution of technology and the
way information is accessed, it seems to me that the philosophy of Heraclitus
certainly applies to today’s IT industry.
As usage of mobile devices increases, we
are seeing a rise in the demand for anywhere, anytime connectivity. Mobile
devices have become critical to people’s work lives. They are used by: professionals
in business enterprises to work on-the-go, patients and doctors to access
medical records remotely, companies to showcase their products and solutions, video
streaming, and students for better collaboration with peers and teachers for exam
preparation. Enterprises are starting to take notice of the growing bring your own device
(BYOD) trend and redefining their IT policies to accommodate it.
All this has put lots of stress on
networks, especially service provider networks and data centers. The networks
need to keep pace with this demand and be able to deliver content to the users
whenever and wherever they are. It’s interesting to note that as chipset
vendors strive to pack more transistors onto each chip, while at the same time
making the chips themselves smaller, the transceiver vendors are trying to increase
bandwidth availability and take it to the next level.
To give you an example, we recently
deployed a 100-Gigabit Ethernet (GbE) connectivity solution using SYSTIMAX® InstaPatch®
360 fiber solutions, which enabled a GSM 2G/3G mobile service provider in
India to upgrade its bandwidth. The service provider needed to upgrade its backbone
infrastructure to meet mobile users’ demand for increased access speeds and
offer enhanced customer experience with real time delivery of content.
CommScope enables 100 GbE using InstaPATCH
360 with LazrSPEED®
multimode fiber to meet the customer’s growing bandwidth needs. The uniqueness
of this solution is that it allows circuit administration without polarity
concerns since they have no “one-time” polarity components and no user adjustments
or polarity concerns with moves, adds and changes. It also provides inherently
correct polarity, independent of channel topology, regardless of the number of
cables/cords and with simple rules that are always applicable.
You don’t need the philosophical
expertise of a Heraclitus to keep pace with constantly changing consumer
expectations while maintaining service-levels. There are solutions available to
help enterprises stay ahead of the trend. If you have any questions about the
latest fiber solutions for dealing with the permanent change of network
technology, leave a comment below and I will be sure to get back to you.