The growing popularity of the cloud has lead to companies placing greater demands on data centre.
The situation has caused many companies to look a new advances in how data is processed within the cloud.
Researchers at Fujitsu may now have made a significant breakthrough, building a transceiver that may well speed up data transfers between optical modules and semiconductor chips used in servers and switches.
The team responsible for the new product claim it can transmit data at 56 Gbits/s per channel, which is twice as fast as that of current transceiver standards.
The news has arguably been made all the more impressive by the fact that the speed of the transceiver has been increased without the need to add power new circuits.
Instead, experts combined several existing circuits, taking the overall number from 16 to eight, increasing speed without using more power.
Power consumption has long been an issue for many data centres, making this a potential game changer.
Researchers claim the new technology is compatible with an upcoming 56 Gbits/s standard from the Optical Internetworking Forum, which promotes computer networking technologies.
Products incorporating the new technology are set to be released by 2018.
The news means that the ongoing preference for cloud storage systems among enterprise users is unlikely to die down any time soon, particularly amid the rise of flexible working practices, which have been proven to help increase productivity among members of the workforce.
If the increases in speed being mentioned by researchers turns out to be true, there could well be little reason for companies not to get on board with storing their data in the cloud.