popular myth about space exploration is that the Great Wall of China is the
only human-built structure that can be seen from space. But of course, this is
impossible with the naked eye. The myth probably stems from the long and vivid
history of building the numerous walls and fortifications, which took millennia
to complete. Nearly 400,000 people died during the wall's construction which
began in 221 B.C., and many of them were buried within the wall itself, according
to the History channel.
and building data centers may initially appear as daunting as building the
Great Wall of China. But rest assured,
history doesn’t always have to repeat itself.
Millennials Drive Change in Tomorrow’s Network
the staggering population growth of up to 1,000 percent across cities like Yiwu, Shenzhen and
Dongguan within a span of 30 years, it’s no surprise
China is in the early stages of what may be the greatest transformation of
close to 1.3 billion mobile phone owners and 700 million Internet users, China
is the most populous digital market, according to Data Centre
Dynamics. Ninety one
percent of Shanghai
millennials who own smartphones admitted they could not go a day without it,
while 21 percent are spending more than two hours a day streaming online video
content, on platforms such as iQIYI and Youku, according to CommScope research.
Chinese millennials drive change in tomorrow’s network, data center
traffic is expected to triple over the next five years.
China for Decades of Increased Bandwidth
this means users are expecting more from the data center - more speed, lower
latency, zero bottlenecks. To meet these challenges, the data center’s optical infrastructure must be
flexible, future ready and easy to manage.
center professionals across the nation must support higher server densities,
deploy more fiber and accelerate plans to migrate to higher speeds in their
core and aggregation networks. The network infrastructure within the data
center must be able to scale to support these significant changes.
achieve this, the network infrastructure must be agile and flexible, easily integrating into the existing network environment while seamlessly
adapting to new applications and unforeseen future changes. Secondly, keeping the growing fiber
network manageable requires high density and minimum redesign without
compromising signal performance. And
lastly, data centers should be cloud friendly and scalable.
data center requirements to meet future needs of how data is being consumed,
understanding China’s regulations, and having the right data center migration
strategy will put organizations ahead of the game.
will be participating in the 10th China Data Center Summit on June
22, 2017 at Hotel Nikko New Century Beijing. Come find out from Wu Jian,
Director, Field Application Engineer, how CommScope is helping Data Center
prepare for tomorrow’s increased bandwidth.