When top researchers explore and develop game-changing technologies, they need network infrastructure that not only meets today’s demands but also those for years to come. High-capacity networks enable researchers to accelerate their work as they help solve the world’s biggest challenges.
That’s why Oracle Labs in Broomfield, CO, sought CommScope’s help in upgrading its network infrastructure. Focused on advanced research, the organization seeks technology solutions for tough business, science and public-sector challenges. The researchers hope their discoveries and insights will play a significant role in the evolution of technology and society.
As the size and volume of their data grow larger, Oracle Labs researchers need a fast, ultra-low-loss network to keep pace and enable them to upload and download data quickly. It was imperative that the organization’s network could meet growing computing demands without issues. Oracle Labs chose our SYSTIMAX® copper and fiber structured cabling solution for increased speed, capacity and flexibility. SYSTIMAX supports evolving networks with flexible, scalable solutions. This was another important consideration as the organization sought a network that could be expanded and upgraded without ripping and replacing the physical layer.
By relying on our SYSTIMAX solution, Oracle Labs more than quadrupled throughput capacity—to 1.2 terabytes from approximately 300 gigabytes. This additional computing power allows researchers to use Oracle’s cloud, artificial intelligence and machine learning technologies seamlessly. SYSTIMAX gives the Broomfield lab the speed and bandwidth it needs right now, with room to grow.
Oracle Labs scheduled the SYSTIMAX deployment in late 2021, during the COVID-19 pandemic. Many businesses, including Oracle Labs, limited the number of employees, support staff and others on-site due to pandemic-related health and safety concerns. At the same time, supply chain instability led to shortages of key components that many telecom companies rely on. Given these challenges, it was important to work with an experienced telecom partner. In this case, it was Linx, a Colorado-based technology integrator that’s an elite member of CommScope’s PartnerPRO® Network. CommScope has worked with Linx on many deployments and knew we could count on the company to deliver the project successfully.
Linx pivoted multiple times during the deployment, overcoming pandemic-related hurdles that other companies might have stumbled on. The Linx team also identified prospective challenges before they could become issues. Thanks to the company’s incredible professionalism, communication and scheduling adaptability while managing the deployment, we met and exceeded Oracle Labs’ expectations. Thanks to our longtime solid partnership, we delivered the project on time and on budget—an extraordinary accomplishment in unprecedented circumstances.
Now meets next
As an innovator and industry leader, CommScope continues to explore and develop thoughtful technology solutions that help Oracle Labs evolve and meet performance expectations for connectivity and speed throughout its operations. One of those solutions includes Propel™, our newest high-speed fiber platform. The Propel platform facilitates the migration to terabit speeds and enables faster, more efficient access to data. The Propel platform introduces 16-fiber cabling to support the fast-growing 400 Gbps and 800 Gbps speeds, as well as emerging 1.6 Tbps.
This new platform offers even greater flexibility for future upgrades—accelerating deployment schedules and meeting network challenges. The Propel platform features high-density fiber panels, interchangeable modules and adapters, and multimode/singlemode fiber trunks and assemblies. All components are ultra-low loss for optimal performance.
As network and computing requirements become more frequent and demanding, you can count on CommScope to provide the modular flexibility and future-ready support that will help you adapt to major upgrades and migrations quickly and easily.
Learn more about the SYSTIMAX deployment for Oracle Labs.