Corning wins Frost & Sullivan’s 2018 APAC Data Center award

Created September 3, 2018
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Corning Inc. has announced today that its Optical Communications division has received Frost & Sullivan’s 2018 APAC Data Center Enabling Technology Leadership Award. Presented at the 2018 Frost & Sullivan Asia Pacific Best Practices Awards 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, commercialization success, customer ownership experience, and brand equity. The Technology Leadership Award recognizes Corning for supporting enterprise, multi-tenant, hyperscale, and cloud data center clients with solutions that ensure data centers 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 percent faster installation with twice the fiber density of existing central and stranded tube cables.

“Corning Optical Communications has demonstrated strong innovation in the data center 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 center operations and addressing the core needs of enterprise clients and cloud providers, Corning Optical Communications has achieved significant success.”

Corning wins AT&T 2017 Supplier Diversity Crystal Award
Corning also announced that its optical communications business segment, Corning Optical Communications, has received the 2017 AT&T Global Supplier Diversity Crystal Award. Corning Optical Communications was recognized for its commitment and support of AT&T in its goal to work with companies with minorities, women, and disabled veteran owners in its supply chain. Winners of this award utilized 21.5% or more diverse companies in the products/services they provided to AT&T. This is the fifth time that Corning Optical Communications has earned this award.

“This year marks a significant milestone as AT&T celebrates the 50th anniversary of its Supplier Diversity program by recognizing the suppliers that also demonstrate values of inclusion,” said Susan A. Johnson, executive vice president, Global Connections & Supply Chain, AT&T. “We know inclusion drives innovation, betters our products and services, and makes a real difference in people’s lives. We’re proud of our 2017 Supplier Diversity Award winners.”

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by Matthew Peach

Matthew Peach is a freelance technology journalist specialising in photonics and communications. He has previously worked for several business-to-business publishers, editing a range of high-tech magazines and websites.