For the last 30 years, modern society has depended on data center networks. Networking speeds must continue to increase to keep up with the demand caused by emerging technologies such as autonomous vehicles (AVs) and artificial intelligence (AI). Further innovation in high-speed data will enable 800 gigabits per second (800G) and 1.6 terabits per second (1.6T) network speeds.
A recent trend is the offloading of data processing to external servers. Hyperscale data centers have popped up globally to support cloud computing networks. Smaller data centers for edge computing have also become more common for time-sensitive applications. Data centers have become “intelligence factories,” providing powerful computing resources for high-demand applications.