Infrastructures reach a critical size

The latest forecasts confirm long-term dramatic growth in Internet data traffic. Soon there will be more than 28 billion devices networked with each other both in a wired and wireless form. They will all use innumerable digitalized systems and functions, the connection and monitoring of which should be fail-safe.

The data center market is getting ready for just that situation. The infrastructures in computer rooms will be compacted even further. Thousands upon thousands of servers and hundreds of thousands or even millions of cables, glass fibers and connectors have to be accommodated here.

The conclusion of such future scenarios: The complexity and dynamism of the infrastructures are reaching dimensions that people can no longer manage without artificial help.

People need help

From the perspective of R&M, it is already foreseeable that automated infrastructure management (AIM) – as we know it today, for example with R&MinteliPhy – will have to be developed further. Future evolution steps in AIM will also use AI to ensure we can continue to control the infrastructures.

AI will independently manage connectivity from the data center to the extremes of a smart city, economically efficiently and to suit requirements. It can predict certain things from findings gained in monitoring and machine learning.

For example, where and when cables are aging and failing or where there are overloads and what the causes are. AI is becoming a value creation factor in network operation.

The close connection

In addition, AI, just like cloud services, requires sufficiently dimensioned cabling that can be scaled at any time, is latency-free and fail-safe. Otherwise, it will not be able to fulfill expectations. In other words, connectivity and AI are mutually dependent.

R&M has long years of experience in the development and production of AIM systems. Product Management pays great attention to technology and will implement corresponding functions, such as device positioning and optimization of cable runs, in the future.

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Reinhard Burkert

By Reinhard Burkert

Product Manager