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Predictions for the year see the 400G market fast approaching after being in the pipeline for years. With the new decade, it is expected that this next-generation technology will finally come into fruition, bringing with it higher demands for data storage and bandwidth. With data centers reportedly undergoing infrastructure upgrades every two years, now is the time to move on from 100G to technologies with heightened capabilities in order to be ready for the future.

Subsequently, the urgency for Digital Transformation within organizations will also increase. The deployment of technologies and components which facilitate the successful overhaul of organizational networks into the digital age is likely to be of vital concern to many companies, as this maneuver can be a costly risk. Around 70% of Digital Transformations fail, making the pressures between keeping up with consumer demand and the narrow success margin that must be met to survive in the competitive nature of the industry, a harsh reality for organizations of all sizes.

Growing pains

As global data traffic increases with the ever-increasing number of connected devices, data centers are facing growing challenges regarding the demand for cloud access, processing capability, storage, and transport bandwidth. Such strain is predicted to rise significantly with the new year as 5G and the Internet of Things (IoT) are brought into the mainstream more. As a result, concerns of data protection, security, and effective analysis are becoming prevalent within the industry as organizations struggle to maintain efficient operations.

Keeping up with current trends on the road to Digital Transformation is a necessity for companies to maintain their relevance among the thousands of competing services. To offer the best customer experience, security and performance are critical to retain customers and their loyalty. Being on the edge of innovation has only allowed for heightened anticipation to build among consumers. Though the potential is there for cutting-edge services to emerge and be deployed, there is a lot to lose for the companies attempting to realize this. Any inefficiency is a threat to the reputation and competitive position of any business on the market, making the upgrade process a sensitive one.

The costs of having to replace every component in the network to support a new, higher-power infrastructure alone, without the potential for revenue loss in the process, will be one of the largest organizational threats. The overhaul of entire networks will be a lengthy process, from acquiring the components to installing them and ensuring that standardized operations are maintained.

This need to stock different components with different compatibilities will also put a strain on IT service levels. The lack of standardized, simplified processing results in more complex malfunction diagnosis, repair and upgrade. Such inefficient methods of addressing hardware complexities result in IT service levels suffering under the increased workload.

Achieving efficiency

To combat such challenges and cull coverage, flexible solutions are required to ensure that organizations are equipped with the most current, cutting-edge technology in order to future-proof their infrastructure and their businesses. Multi-coded or Universal Transceivers offer just this: adaptability and longevity.

Offering compatibility among several vendors and other components, Universal Transceivers can decrease companies’ overall cost of investment (COI). For example, replacing nine separate Stock Keeping Units (SKUs) with just one SKU at a simple price simplifies transceiver purchasing, inventory, and operations in a full-coverage, singular solution. By reducing the time spent selecting multiple transceivers, vendors can save up to 70% of costs in terms of inventory, the scale of upgrade, and efficient lead-times.

Universal Transceivers offer high-quality features and reliable functionality, having been tested to eliminate errors and reduce the need for workarounds and system downtime by simplifying the way in which they are addressed. The reduced risk of network failure ensures that business can remain up-and-running, servicing customers without interruptions. Such upkeep in efficiency saves time, money, and churn rate as malfunctions are minimized and seamless operations are reinforced.

Innovating for the future

AddOn Networks’ quality-assured solutions, such as its multi-coded optical transceivers, harness Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) compatibility programming core competency to simplify purchasing, reduce inventory, and decrease lead times. This revolutionizes the time taken to introduce new services, offering efficient upgrades using leading technologies that are reliable and resilient.

The interoperability of multi-coded or Universal Transceivers with multiple vendors provides high-quality optical connectivity at a reduced cost, providing the same performance quality as OEM brands and high-quality network performance can always be relied on.

The compatibility of the transceivers allows organizations to streamline their spending, stock expenditure, and capital. Overall, it creates simpler forecasting, a reduction of SKUs to be managed, and consequent reduction of Total Cost of Ownership (TCO).

The standardized nature of AddOn’s solutions to the top OEM specification ensures that the components are high-quality and fit for purpose. By testing its network transceivers thoroughly, it ensures resilient data management and extensive compatibility for secure applications in the field.

About AddOn Networks

Founded in 1999 and headquartered in Tustin, California, AddOn Networks is the world’s largest independent manufacturer of compatible transceivers and high-speed cabling. Filling a critical gap in the transceiver ecosystem by offering an alternative to big-name OEMS, AddOn’s transceivers go through a rigorous, finely tuned testing process, resulting in products with the industry’s lowest failure rate. To learn more, visit www.addonnetworks.com and follow them on LinkedIn.

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