Addressing the Edge Computing / Data Center Infrastructure Market with Coherent Optical SoCs

Coherent pluggables with an optical System-on-Chip (SoC) can become vital in addressing the datacom and telecom sector needs for a new generation of distributed data center architectures. Combining the optical SoCs with reconfigurable DSPs and modern network orchestration and automation software will be a key to deploying edge data centers.  For instance, technology trends such as 5G / IoT, CDNs, AR/VR and SDN / NFV are causing the global market for edge data centers to explode, with PWC predicting that it will nearly triple from $4 billion in 2017 to $13.5 billion in 2024.