Microsoft acquires Lumenisity for secure data transfer


Microsoft, the Windows Operating System developing giant of America, has made an official statement that it is going to acquire UK based startup ‘Lumenisity’ for an undisclosed sum. However, unconfirmed sources state that the company was purchased for $93 million, a figure that is yet to be confirmed by the tech giant.

Lumenisity is a company that develops Hollow Core Fiber (HCF) cables meant for data transfer and widely used in data centers and ISPs.

Trade analysts state that the company purchase would strengthen Microsoft (MS)’s stand in the business of Azure’s cloud infrastructure across the globe and engineers from the Satya Nadella led company would work on the technology to make it fool-proof from cyber threats.

In the past three years, cyber attacks on data centers have increased as cyber criminals are putting a lot of focus on these firms for whom data means life and business.

MS acquired new company put a lot of effort into developing a new design that is filled with an air channel surrounded with in a glass tube in ring shape. And the plan is to test lights can accurately travel faster in air than glass.

Similar research is also being taken up by Comcast since September last year. However, the results regarding it are yet to be made public.

Lumenisity scientists claim HCF has shown data traffic travel rates in speeds ranging from 10Gbps to 400 Gbps and can be used in manufacturing, government, retail and healthcare sector. As this technology can allow travelling of large data sets such as images, videos, etc..

Financial transactions that take place across the globe can also depend on HCF as they can be conducted in secure environments and that too at lightening speeds, even if the nodes are separated on a geographical note.

More details on the security feature of HCF will be updated shortly!


Naveen Goud is a writer at Cybersecurity Insiders covering topics such as Mergers & Acquisitions, Startups, Cyber Attacks, Cloud Security and Mobile Security

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