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Connecting the Future - From Cloud to Edge

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As enterprise data centers move toward the edge, fiber infrastructure needs to be developed with the future of connectivity in mind. From virtual conferencing that drives point-of-presence deployments to autonomous vehicles that will potentially require compute power on city streets, the emerging edge will have a major impact on tomorrow’s networks and data center infrastructure.

In this Executive Summary, produced in partnership with Lightwave magazine, AFL's Manja Thessin discusses trends in data center computing and connectivity, and explains the connectivity requirements for each area of the edge.

About the Author

Manja Thessin, RCDD/RTPM serves as Enterprise Market Manager for AFL, leading strategic planning and market analysis initiatives. Manja has 21 years of ICT experience in the field, design and engineering, and project management. She has managed complex initiatives in data center, education, industrial/manufacturing and healthcare. Manja earned a master’s certificate from Michigan State University in strategic leadership and holds RCDD and RTPM certifications with BICSI®.

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