Corning, NY | Corning Incorporated | July 10, 2018 — Corning Incorporated (NYSE: GLW) today announced the launch of the Optical Network Evolution SD-LAN solution, which applies software-defined technology benefits of adaptability, scalability, and intelligence to the in-building local area network (LAN).
The Corning solution decouples hardware and software layers, creating a flexible platform for deploying traditional Ethernet or passive optical LAN using the same hardware at the edge. By leveraging the inherent benefits of fiber- and power-deep topologies, network managers can realize significantly reduced up-front and future upgrade costs.
With the exponential increase in connections, as well as the bandwidth these services demand, today’s networks are facing significant challenges. Corning Optical Network Evolution topologies enable future-ready connectivity inside buildings with the ability to converge multiple technologies over a single, simplified infrastructure that supports LAN, WiFi, cellular, audiovisual, security, building automation, and more over the lifetime of the building with little to no new cabling.
The SD-LAN solution empowers network managers to design their networks differently to adopt fiber- and power-deep topologies by making networks more adaptable, scalable, and programmable, as well as to respond to evolving connectivity needs. Key benefits include freeing up closets, eliminating or emptying cable trays, and reducing disruption from future network additions. All of this results in a simplified deployment, enhanced network capabilities, and minimized total cost of ownership.
To date, Corning Optical Network Evolution topologies have been deployed at hundreds of customer sites including hotels, office buildings, hospitals, arenas, and more.
Learn more about the Optical Network Evolution SD-LAN solution here.
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