In 2023, the expansion of artificial intelligence has brought significant challenges for data center managers. They are grappling with managing vast amounts of data, ensuring ultra-low latency, accommodating increased power demands, and handling the need for more extensive fiber connectivity.

Data centers are increasingly collaborating to leverage strategic market locations, resource availability, and additional space. This collaboration has made managing Data Center Interconnect (DCI) backbone cabling a complex and essential task. Furthermore, the global climate crisis adds another layer of complexity, pushing data center operators to consider the environmental impact of their supply chain and network lifecycle, aiming to meet sustainability targets.

The eBook underscores the profound impact of these developments on network infrastructure, affecting aspects like cabling, connectivity, components, architecture, resilience, and adaptability.