Driven by Moore’s Law, the microelectronics industry has continually pushed down the cost of compute, however data centre operators face a technically challenging and costly future as they try to keep pace with evolving data centre network infrastructure requirements.
It’s generally fair to say that experts in the industry believe that the traditional approach to data centre implementation simply won’t scale economically to meet the needs of tomorrow’s Internet. While data centres are managing to keep pace with the vast quantities of data being generated, processed and stored, they are doing so at enormous cost. This expenditure is predicted to continue as bandwidth demands show no signs of levelling in the foreseeable future. Here Andrew Rickman, chief executive of Rockley Photonics outlines the industry’s key concerns and the technology innovation that will transform the future design of data centres whilst delivering scalability, cost and power reductions.