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Corning wins Frost & Sullivan award


Monday, 20 August, 2018


Corning wins Frost & Sullivan award

The Corning Incorporated Optical Communications division has received the Frost & Sullivan 2018 APAC Data Centre Enabling Technology Leadership Award in Singapore.

The award recognises Corning for its market-leading innovation of data centre cabling infrastructure designed to offer a competitive advantage and minimise costs for data centre operators.

The Frost & Sullivan judging panel evaluated nominees based on four benchmarking criteria: commitment to innovation, commercialisation success, customer ownership experience and brand equity. The Technology Leadership Award recognises Corning for supporting enterprise, multitenant, hyperscale and cloud data centre clients with solutions that ensure data centres can be future ready to support all network architectures and speeds to 400G, and seamlessly stay ahead of future demands.

The award acknowledges Corning’s longstanding expertise and innovation in data centre solutions, including Corning EDGE8, the industry’s first tip-to-tip, pre-terminated optical cabling system to feature a future-ready Base-8 design. To date, EDGE8 has won at least eight awards worldwide. The judges also highlighted Corning’s RocketRibbon extreme-density cable, a next-generation ribbon cable introduced this year that delivers up to 30% faster installation with twice the fibre density of existing central and stranded tube cables.

“Corning Optical Communications has demonstrated strong innovation in the data centre infrastructure segment,” said Nishchal Khorana, Director, Digital Transformation, Frost & Sullivan.

“The company has focused on offering a seamless migration path to significantly higher bandwidth and enabling lower total cost of ownership. By developing solutions that are well aligned with the need for effective data centre operations and addressing the core needs of enterprise clients and cloud providers, Corning Optical Communications has achieved significant success.”

“We are honoured to be recognised by Frost & Sullivan as the leader in delivering enabling technologies for data centres in the Asia–Pacific market,” said Kim Hartwell, Senior Vice President and Chief Commercial Officer for Corning Optical Communications.

“This best-practice award acknowledges Corning’s longstanding expertise in solving the unique challenges of data centres, particularly the need for future-ready infrastructure.”

The global footprint of Corning Optical Communications includes locations throughout Asia–Pacific, including Australia, China, Hong Kong, India, Japan and South Korea, and across south-east Asia. Corning serves data centre clients across manufacturing, education, government, IT and financial services, as well as enterprise verticals.

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