The on-demand fiber strategy for cloud-based data centers

Written by 

Dmitry Tsyplakov

Solution Manager

As businesses accelerate their digital transformation plans, the use of cloud services and applications are increasingly being adopted to support scalable operations and customer services. As a result, cloud-based data centers are now rapidly in demand to provide the high bandwidth and high-quality networks that businesses can rely on. 

To secure connectivity to the cloud, reliable infrastructure is essential. It allows telecom operators and data center providers to make the most out of their cloud network by maximising uptime, enabling a high-speed connection and providing a high level of security.

With high-density fiber optic solutions from HUBER+SUHNER, operators and data center providers are primed and ready to scale to meet the growing demands of customers.

A set-up for success 

The perfect place for enterprise customers to host their corporate clouds is on the existing physical data center infrastructure which provides interconnection network to carriers, other clouds or IBX (internet exchange). For those not wanting to invest in their own infrastructure, it is now possible to rent cloud data center equipment through an Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) model. Alongside other cloud applications, such as Platform as a Service (PaaS) and Software as a Service (SaaS), cloud-based services have become a leading business model within the data center industry. 

Key considerations

1. Managing connections

Cloud-based data centers require a huge amount of fiber optic connections. These are used to connect hardware, servers, storage and a number of other IT components to enable multiple cloud-based services. Spine-leaf architecture and cross-connecting systems have proven beneficial and are found in many cloud-based data centers.. HUBER+SUHNER provide a single source for end-to-end fiber optic equipment for high-speed connections between carriers, clouds and internet exchange points, and flexible connections to servers, storage and switches. 

2. Uptime and efficiency

An important factor for a cloud data center is redundancy, which safeguards the availability and uptime of the different services running on the cloud. Using plug-and-play cabling helps to facilitate quick changes, with guaranteed performance to maintain highly efficient networks.  There is also a real need for easy monitoring, maintenance and operations, so providers can always support the requirements of the data center to keep businesses moving.

3. Future-ready fiber

HUBER+SUHNER has a portfolio of fiber optic solutions which provide cloud-based data centers with high-density systems that can be housed in a small footprint. Offering high performance and flexibility at a low cost, these easy-to-use solutions allow data center providers to meet the demand for high bandwidth rates. They ensure reliability, but without compromising on quality. 

All of the fiber optical solutions available from HUBER+SUHNER are flexible and adaptable to ensure that data center providers can continue to meet changing requirements and be ready for the future. With a wide range of fiber optic solutions available, different hardware connections are catered for to meet unique customer needs. 

Choosing an on-demand fiber partner 

From LISA cabling management solutions and patch cords to fiber optic cables and Polatis optical switches, HUBER+SUHNER works with cloud-based data center providers to make the most out of their connections. With reliable, high-quality infrastructure, customers can maximise their service offering to drive digital transformation with PaaS, SaaS and IaaS. 

For enhanced efficiency, HUBER+SUHNER offer an end-to-end service for all fiber optic needs, including cabling, management systems, transceivers, and optical switches. By working with HUBER+SUHNER to solve their cloud data center requirements, providers save time and money by using a partner that offers accessories and products under one roof. Not only that, but with remote management and automations, it is possible to immediately service and implement the infrastructure to react to rapidly increasing cloud-based demands.