The Quest for More:
Compelled by an ever-increasing need for networking bandwidth, today’s
hyperscale datacenters are seeing tremendous growth in deployments of higher
network density to support the increase in server I/O bandwidth.
The future of 100GbE for data center connectivity truly depends on cost, power
and space requirements which has led to increases in research and development
in technologies like silicon photonics, and use of advanced modulation formats
like four level pulse amplitude modulation (PAM4) to make connectivity
affordable and feasible for cloud data center applications.