“Data Center Interconnect”
Mithilfe der Digitalisierung wollen Unternehmen langfristig nachhaltiger wirtschaften. Neben den ökonomischen Vorteilen setzen sich immer mehr Branchen auch die ökologische Nachhaltigkeit zum Ziel.
In den letzten zehn Jahren haben sich die Rechenzentrumsdienste von webzentriert zu cloudzentriert verlagert. Heute bewegen sie sich von der Ära des Cloud Computing in die intelligente Ära.
With the rapid development of big data, cloud computing, and mobile Internet, more and more enterprises are opting to build multiple data centers, with the traffic between them steadily increasing.
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.
Just as steam engines, generators, computers, and the Internet revolutionized society before, new 5G, AI, and cloud-driven technologies are doing the same.
Data center interconnect (DCI) serves as the foundation of enterprise digital transformation. DCI networks carry increasing amounts of services and require higher reliability.
The construction of enterprise-built DCI networks is key for the digital transformation of finance, government, and enterprise industries.
Expansion of enterprise data centers brings forward the need for high-capacity, high-quality, flexible, and scalable connectivity. Driven by these requirements, enterprises across different verticals are migrating towards self-built and self-managed data center interconnect (DCI).
The needs of enterprises, however, also dictate other features of evolving DCI solutions: simple and automated operations, administration, and management as well as simplification of network architecture.
According to the Global Interconnection Index released by Equinix, the DCI bandwidth capacity is expected to reach 13,300 Tbit/s in 2022, with a compound annual growth rate of 51%. This will be essential, as the government, finance, telecommunications, and other industries are increasingly dependent on the digital service ecosystem, driving demand for higher interconnection bandwidths.