According to a Forbes Insights Study, “Cisco predicts that there will be 28.5 billion connected devices by 2022, with more than half of them being machine to machine.”
But what does that mean for enterprises and their data centers? It means that infrastructure upgrades may be inevitable with the need for faster processing, larger data storage, and additional bandwidth that can handle massive volumes of information. Voice assistant devices, connected cars, wearables, and even the latest thermostats have become contributors to the Internet of Things (IoT), causing the number of pathways into data centers to rapidly increase.
Forbes Insights reveals that only 1% of data center engineers believe that their data center is adequately prepared for the ever-increasing wave of data. Properly managing and upgrading your data center’s infrastructure will allow you to increase performance, lower cost, and even launch crucial projects at a time of peak need. With many organizations currently treading water in the effort to upgrade their systems, they run the risk of drowning in the estimated 500 billion connected devices that will be active in 2030.
Common problems that data centers experience:
- Storage/physical space limitations (high-density QSFP28 can supply more ports)
- Additional digital storage capacities (HD CWDM solutions can expand available capacities)
- Heat & power management (low power devices are more efficient, saving costs on both)
- Interoperability (coding multiple OEMs on a single EEPROM, tested with major OEM switches)
- 100G & 200G devices for the main lines (including low power/green modules)
- Improve (or even double) capacity with our HD CWDM solutions
- Longer reach devices for transmitting between your data center and auxiliary stations
- Fiber patch cords for testing and connecting to patch panels
- 1m to 50m+ long reach capable direct attach cables and active optical cables
No matter the application, there is no denying that the IoT is changing the world around us – while generating mountains of data in the process. The sheer volume of that data, and the growing need to consume and analyze much of it in real-time, is transforming the enterprise data center as we’ve known it for decades.
How can ProLabs help solve these problems?
ProLabs offers advanced upgrades such as the 25G SFP28, 100G, and even 400G transceivers that will allow your data center to appropriately scale for increasing demand. We also offer low power devices that can save your enterprise from unnecessary costs from environmental controls. Discover why network operators are choosing ProLabs, and let our expert team help you with your data center expansion project, no matter the size or complexity.