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A Unique Event Offering Insight into the Next Decade of High Speed Data Centre Communications Infrastructure

Thu 9 Feb 2017

Panduit EMEA, together with Cisco, IDC and Fluke Networks Europe have combined their considerable expertise in high-speed fibre optic technology and data centre communications infrastructure, to offer a free half-day event – 400G at Light Speed, on Tuesday, March 7, at The National Theatre, South Bank, London.

Aimed at Network and IT Architects, IT Managers and Directors, and Data Centre Managers, 400G at Light Speed brings together fibre optics industry experts from around the globe offering guidance and discussing advanced solutions to latency and bandwidth requirements for the next decade.

In the zettabyte age communications infrastructure is the next battle ground. Next generation Ethernet supporting up to 200G transmission (IEEE 802.3cd) is not expected to be ratified until September 2018. Designers and operators must continue to build and upgrade data centres to cater for the increasing demand, and this event satisfies the industry’s need to understand and plan using proven fibre technology.

Industry experts presenting include:

  • Rick Pimpinella, Panduit lead scientist in Fibre Optics and holder of 57 US patents
  • Archana Venkatraman, Senior Analyst, IDC
  • Tjerk Bijlsma, Cisco, Technology Officer EMEAR Data Centre Team
  • Christian Schillab, Fluke Networks Europe, Media Test Products
  • Stephen Morris, Panduit EMEA, Senior Product Manager, Connectivity Solutions

Rick Pimpinella said, “In recent years the focus has very much been on improving mobile and fixed telco networks to facilitate larger data files and ensure a more satisfactory internet experience for consumers and businesses alike. This has resulted in bandwidth and latency bottlenecks moving inside the data centre. With new standards and solutions being developed for fibre infrastructure, 400G At Light Speed is aimed to bring a clear view of the immediate future of high speed data centre communications.”

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