Cloud services are a shared economy in the IT industry, while data centers are the carriers of these services. Due to limited land resources and equipment room space, data centers are increasingly deployed in a distributed manner, requiring WDM technology to connect them to provide unified services.
In the second half of 2021, one of the world's most influential Internet companies suffered from a system-wide, global service collapse. As a result, its suite of key social apps was forced offline for more than 24 hours, leaving billions of users stranded.
In the future, watts and bits will be more closely integrated on power grids, to form a complementary, highly elastic energy Internet through digital transformation. This energy Internet will work as both the energy consumer and the energy supplier, to enable bidirectional energy flow exchange, making power grids more secure, reliable, efficient, and energy-saving. This is the direction that energy systems are developing toward.
More and more electric power companies now say that digital transformation strategies are their first priority. Through transformation, companies are building unified digital platforms to manage their mass internal operations systems as well as using existing data and resources to develop more business.
As we continue to embed digital technologies in our work and in our homes at an unprecedented rate, the world economy stands at a new tipping point. According to market research firm IDC, by 2023 the global economy will reach digital supremacy — the point at which products and services provided by digitally transformed enterprises will account for more than half of total global GDP.