Market Studies

The Post-PC-Cloud Computing Era Structured Cabling Systems Market Analysis

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Published: June 2012

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The report describes and analyzes two new technologies that will impact the enterprise network. This includes:

  • Post-PC : wireless devices
  • Cloud Computing Services

Provides description & analysis of these two technologies on the enterprise network architecture and the resulting changes to the structured cabling system needed to support the new system architecture.

Provides status and future directions for wireless local area networks (WLANs) and WIFI.  Describes current cloud computing service offerings and rationale for using cloud computing.

New technology developments are described, including future directions for:

  • 40/100 Gigabit Ethernet
  • 400/1000 Gigabit Ethernet
  • OM 4 laser-optimized, multimode fiber cables
  • Cat 7/7a shielded cables
  • Power Over Ethernet (PoE)
  • Energy Efficient Ethernet
  • Passive Optical Networks
  • Thunderbolt
  • Bend Insensitive Multimode Fiber Cables

Table of Contents:

Chapter 1

Entering a New Technology Era
Study Objectives
General Notes

Chapter 2

Executive Summary
Two New Technologies Rapid Emergence
Smart Phones & Tablets
Post PC Era
iPad- a Game Changer
Cloud Computing – Changes IT Operations
Impact on Copper Cable Market Forecasts
Impact on the Fiber Cable Market
Impact on the Total SCS Market

Chapter 3

Current Enterprise Networks
Systems Architecture
Horizontal Cabling Subsystem
Vertical Cabling Subsystem
Campus Cabling

Chapter 4

Future Enterprise Networks
Need for Future Networks
Wireless Status & Trends
WLAN Basics
WLAN Cabling Standards
WLAN Future Trends
WIFI Basics
IEEE 802.11 WIFI Standards
WIFI Future Trends
Tablets/Smartphones Use in EnterpriseNetworks
Proliferation of Smart Phones & Tablets
Apps – Ready for Business Mainstream
Tablets – the New Network AccessDevice
Apple iPad a Game Changer
Microsoft’s Next Operating System
Geared for Wireless Support
Cloud ComputingBasics
Cloud Current Status
Cloud Types
Cloud Major Suppliers
Cloud Benefits
Cloud Services Provisioning
Future Enterprise Networks

Chapter 5

Future High Speed Networks
Need for Higher Speeds
40/100Gigabit Ethernet Current Situation
40 Gigabit Ethernet Over Copper Cables
25 Gigabit Ethernet Cabling
400/1000Gigabit Ethernet

Chapter 6

New Product Developments
Higher Speed Cables Emerge
OM4 Fiber Cables
Cat 7/Cat 7a STP Cables

Chapter 7

New Technology Developments
Power over Ethernet (PoE)
Energy Efficient Ethernet
Active Cables
Passive Optical Networks (PONs)
Bend Insensitive Multimode Fiber (BIMMF)Cables


List of Figures:

Chapter 3

Figure 3.1 Current Network Architecture

Chapter 4

Figure 4.1 802.11 Network Standards
Figure 4.2 New Wireless Technologies
Figure 4.3 Mobile Devices Apps Growth
Figure 4.4 Future Network Architecture

Chapter 5

Figure 5.1 40 Gigabit Objectives
Figure 5.2 High Speed Ethernet UTP Cable –Differing Support Schemes