How does the new IBM light based data transmission affect the telco industry
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For anyone who hasn’t seen it a few days ago IBM released a press release about a new technology advance that allows light speed connection between chips in a server farm. This is a large step forward in the technology of moving data inside data farms. Here is a link to the press release. You also can find commentary in many other technical sources as well.
The question is how does this affect the telco industry?
In my view this has a huge affect long term on this industry. One of the major complaints customers make is that it takes a while to retrieve data. This can be due to a variety of reasons but one is the fact that the data you request may need to be found from a variety of sources, even inside one server farm. This technology will make the search faster and cheaper. In the long run as our connections get better to those farms and from our devices themselves this will task the farms to produce the information quickly. This is why the discussion about optimizing big data searches is so important. Having faster connections inside the farm will help make the entire experience much better for all users in the future.
The next big question will be what to do with that data once you get it but overall having fast access enhances the telco user experiences and allows everyone to work more efficiently.