In an article in Nature “How to stop datacenters from eating up the world’s electricity”, Huawei stated that the global ICT sector could be responsible for 21% of all energy production by 2030. This will seriously limit the growth of ICT in the long run, and put an extra threat to CO2 emission volumes. This growth is mainly due to data storage and data traffic which is estimated 35% per year.
Similarly, Cisco sees an explosion in data traffic due to new applications like automotive, and M2M.
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This means there will be an enormous challenge in the field of performance improvement and as a consequence also on energy management. Increased demands on performance will also put an even greater challenge on latency.
Cisco also claims that 45% of the network expenditure will be on optical connectivity.
Source: 2015 Intel market model based in part on Dell’Oro, Crehanand Lightcounting2015 reports
Based on those facts, Cool Optics primarily focuses on data traffic within the data center. We believe that we hold there an important key to meet the challenges mentioned earlier.
Our mission is to reduce energy consumption in the network stack without scarifying performance.