CommScope and DC of future event = business impacting

Thanks to Commscope for a great event today in Boston Commscope event….few notes from session:

…Commscope is $3B+ co, from Bell/Lucent days, focus on Layer 1
…why should people care about Layer 1?
…due to the increase in load and continued need for consistent performance
…examples include going from 1GbE to 10GbE yields 80% improvement in Big Data apps and per user storage needs to reach 130TB (yes, TB) by 2020 so need viable “plumbing” to move that data
– Cat3 and Cat5 which was big reason for Cisco success in 10Mbs 20 + yrs ago now being engineered as Cat8 (twisted pair) for 40Gbs; research begun on 400Gbs and even 1TB over fiber
….Impactful across entire industry including future success of virtualization, cloud, SDN

Brocade:
…1B new “on net” consumers by 2020 while “complexity” of business also increasing
…Inefficient data centers will be turned off = think of whether it makes sense to have your own DC? Can you keep current? Should you with uptick in network upload speeds?
…industry impact – hcare industry is 30% of data today and will exist in perpuity (family history, etc)
…from 2010 to 2020, 40x increase in data, from 1 zetabyte to 40 zetabytes globally
….dynamic infrastructure needs driven by VM density/mobility, SDN and “East-West” traffic patterns, which refers to a “matrix” need for data access rather than solely “hierarchical” (think of social media data)
….re:SDN, HCare, dynamically access “specialist” data if/when need, eliminate need to preconfigure connectivity specialist data by specialist data
…re:SDN, what about dynamic low-cost routing and impact on internal svc catalog/costing? On telco network pricing? Creating market for network additional capacity?

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