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Research and Markets: New Report Forecasts Big Data and Green Data Centers Will Drive Optical Interconnect Market to $2.2 Billion by 2018

Research and Markets ( has announced the addition of the "Revenue Opportunities for Optical Interconnects: Market and Technology Forecast - 2013-2020. [Vol. I Board-to-Board and Rack-Based]" report to their offering.

According to a new report the market for rack-based and board-to-board interconnection will grow from $1.1 billion this year to $2.2 billion in 2018. The market is expected to stabilize after that.

From the report:

All the usual suspects that drive the proliferation of fiber optics in the data center will apply: faster processors, bulky copper cables and more video. But in this report the author claims that two new factors will drive optical interconnection in the data center in the next few years.

One of these factors is the rise of big data, The author expects that massively parallel computing - with thousands of CPUs deployed in 100s of racks - will become part of general business computing in large data centers. High-speed optical interconnection in this computing environment is a necessity to avoid the interconnection bottleneck.

Meanwhile, power consumption is becoming increasingly important, because of the rising real cost of energy and because of current environmental policy trends. According to one source, large data centers can consume the equivalent of nearly 180,000 homes. As a result, replacing copper interconnection with low-power optical interconnection has become an imperative for the truly green data center. Not only does the switch to optical interconnection save power directly but it also cuts down on the need for air conditioning in the data center.

About the report:

This new report provides strategic guidance on revenue generation from optical interconnection at the rack- and board-to-board level, as well as granular 8-year forecasts in both volume and value terms, with breakouts by applications and types of products. The author's report Revenue Opportunities for Optical Interconnects: Market and Technology Forecast - 2013 to 2020 Vol II: On-Chip and Chip-to-Chip' will assess the commercial potential for optical interconnection at the board and chip level.

Companies Mentioned:

- Avago

- BinOptics

- Cisco

- Corning

- Dell


- Finisar

- Juniper and Kotura

- Lumencor

- Luxtera

- Neophotonics

- Reflex Photonics

- Samtec

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