Corning Incorporated (NYSE: GLW) today announced that its EDGE8TM solution recently received “Data Center Cabling Product of the Year” honors at the 2016 Datacentre Solutions Awards in London.

Corning’s EDGE8 solution is the industry’s first modular, tip-to-tip optical cabling system to feature an eight-fiber (Base-8) cabling design that maximizes per-rack-unit density for better network scalability and improved link performance.

“Extensive discussions with all of the major transceiver, switch, server, and storage vendors led us to realize that a Base-8 solution would provide a very high return on investment for 40 to 400G applications that are transceiver independent without costly and disruptive upgrades,” said Tony Robinson, Enterprise Vertical Marketing manager EMEA, Corning Optical Communications. “A successful global adoption and significant industry awards within EDGE8 solution’s first year validate our commitment to innovate highly efficient, forward- looking infrastructures with favorable total costs of ownership for our customers.”

Corning’s leading market position in optical communications, along with its core technologies and manufacturing platforms, make it well positioned to meet increasing adoption of cloud computing and growing demand for streaming video. Data centers and storage area networks (SANs) are migrating to faster transmission speeds to find and send data back to consumers as quickly as possible. Corning’s EDGE8 solution is the most future-ready data center connectivity solution available for simple, efficient, and cost-effective migration to transmission speeds up to 400 gigabits per second.

“The Datacentre Solutions Awards recognize the product designers, manufacturers, suppliers, and providers operating in the data center field and are voted for by the readers of our wide range of print and online publications,” said Jason Holloway, director of IT Publishing, Angel Business Communications, organizers of the DCS Awards. “All finalists did well in making the shortlist, but Corning Optical Communications was the clear winner in its category.”

“I am immensely proud that our customers, channel allies, and IT industry peers have once again taken the time to recognize Corning’s achievements,” Robinson said. “Along with my technical and commercial colleagues, we would like to extend our personal thanks and gratitude to each and every one.”

The “Data Center Cabling Product of the Year” category included a range of leading data center cabling technologies. Products were evaluated on their ability to demonstrate competitive advantage and a clear return on investment for users. The awards were announced on May 12.