Originally posted on Data Center POST

Telescent, a pioneering manufacturer of automated fiber cross-connects for network and data center operators, has achieved a significant milestone by securing the largest purchase order in the company’s history. This multi-million dollar order comes from one of the world’s top cloud and artificial intelligence (AI) hyperscale data center operators, highlighting the growing demand for Telescent’s innovative robotic solutions in managing the rapidly expanding scale of data center interconnects.

Enabling Next-Generation AI Research Clusters

The milestone deal involves the deployment of thousands of ports in a large-scale, next-generation AI research cluster. This substantial order marks a significant acceleration in revenue growth for Telescent, with bookings for the first half of 2024 already quadrupling compared to the same period last year, reflecting the scalability and market demand for the company’s solutions.

Addressing Networking Challenges in Large-Scale Data Centers

The data center industry is undergoing a transformative shift driven by factors such as generative AI, GPU efficiency, and the escalating scale of network interconnects. Telescent is at the forefront of addressing these networking challenges and opportunities in large-scale data centers. The company’s recently released G5 robotic cross-connect system, featuring over 2,000 duplex ports, has gained significant attention from large-scale data center operators, as evidenced by Telescent’s showcase of a G5 prototype at the Optical Fiber Communications (OFC) conference in March 2024.

Enabling Automation and Scalability

Bob Shine, VP of Marketing and Product Development at Telescent, emphasized the company’s commitment to delivering innovative solutions that address the evolving needs of the data center industry adding that, “AI and robotics are at the forefront of today’s technology, and Telescent continues to ensure our technology keeps pace with industry demands. This milestone achievement is a testament to our team’s hard work and dedication to delivering innovative solutions that address the evolving needs of the data center industry. We remain committed to pushing the boundaries of what’s possible and enabling our customers to stay ahead of the curve.”

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