Greater investments in data-center cabling installations, the use of artificial intelligence (AI) and convergence technologies, and edge computing are major trends in the ongoing transformation of the data center. Their use is providing an impetus to advanced hyper-scale cloud-computing environments.
According to optical researchers, the global hyper-scale data-center market size is expected to grow from $25.08 billion in 2017 to $80.65 billion by 2022. Established businesses competing with web-scale businesses can’t afford to be constructed by legacy technologies. To remain competitive, they must build new platforms and invest in the next-generation Internet Protocol (IP) infrastructure.