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According to data insight provider GlobalData, the global cloud ecosystem is expected to grow at a Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of 25.3%, reaching US$720 billion in 2022. Critical to such growth, Data Center Interconnect (DCI) serves as the key infrastructure connecting data centers. But what exactly is DCI?
In very simple terms, DCI refers to the technology that links two or more data centers, allowing them to communicate with each other, sharing data along with compute and storage resources, as well as providing backup, redundancy — and more. This can span relatively short distances, from one side of a city to another, for example. Equally, it can cross continents, traversing oceans through subsea cables along the way.
And while speed, bandwidth, and capacity here obviously count, DCI solutions are actually about far more than just that. Additional features — such as simplified Operations and Maintenance (O&M), intelligence, and security — are now also necessities, not just extras, in an increasingly digital world. And it's features just like this that are integral to Huawei DCI solutions, helping them stand out.
Building a stable, reliable, and large-capacity data highway.
Meeting the bandwidth hungry demands of Financial Technology (FinTech) and driving the digital transformation of the financial industry.
Providing the highest stability and reliability with the fastest deployment for e-Governments.
Maximum capacity: 96T/fiber compared to the industry average of 60T/fiber, 6.4T/U compared to 3.6T/U, and the lowest per-bit cost in the industry.
Lowest power consumption: 0.13 W/G compared to 0.2 W/G, with power consumption 35% lower than the industry average.
Plug and play: Eliminates the need for network planning with automatic deployment that can be carried out by anyone.
Simplified connections: Integrated design reduces over 90% of internal fiber connections at the optical layer.
Featuring simplified deployment in just eight minutes, ultra-broadband and high integration (smooth single-fiber upgrade to 96T, sufficient for the next ten years), and intelligent, proactive O&M.
|Product||Huawei OptiXtrans DC908||Others|
|Optical/Electrical Integration||Supported||Unsupported by most vendors|
|Intuitive One-Click Deployment||Supported||Unsupported
|Simplified Optical Layer||One board for each optical direction||Multiple boards for each optical direction|
|Intelligent O&M||Proactive O&M
Network resource and health prediction for fast and accurate troubleshooting
|Visualized O&M||O&M LCD information display||Unsupported by most vendors
|600 mm Cabinet||Supported||Unsupported by most vendors|
|Number of Wavelengths||120 at Super C band (220 wavelengths at Super C + L bands ready)||96|
|Chassis||2U||1U and 2U|
|Chassis Capacity||12.8 Tbit/s||2.4–4.8 Tbit/s|
|Integration (T/U)||6.4 Tbit/s||2.4–4.8 Tbit/s|
|Max. Line Rate per Wavelength||600–800 Gbit/s||600–800 Gbit/s|
|Reliability||1 + 1 control board protection||Most other vendors do not support 1 + 1 control board protection|
|Chassis||Dimensions (H x W x D)||86.1 mm x 442 mm x 500 mm|
|Maximum Capacity||12.8 Tbit/s|
|Number of Service Board Slots||8|
|Applicable Cabinet||19-inch cabinet|
|Line-Side Port||Rate (Programmable)||
• 100 Gbit/s (PDM_QPSK, PDM_wDCM_QPSK)
• 200 Gbit/s (PDM_16QAM, PDM_16QAM-H, PDM_e16QAM, PDM_QPSK)
• 400 Gbit/s (PDM_16QAM)
• 600 Gbit/s (PDM_64QAM)
• 800 Gbit/s (PDM_64QAM)
• Wavelength-tunable optical module MSA
• Wavelength-tunable and pluggable CFP2
|Client-Side Port||Access Service Type||10 GE LAN, 10 GE WAN, 40 GE, 100 GE, 400 GE, OTU4, OTU2, OTU2e, STM-64, FC800, FC1200, FC1600, and FC3200|
• Pluggable SFP+
• Pluggable QSFP28, QSFP+, and QSFP-DD
|Optical Power Management||ALS, AGC, eALC, APE, and IPA|
|Maximum Number of Wavelengths||120 at Super C band (220 wavelengths at Super C+L bands ready) @50 GHz|
|Channel Spacing||Fixed grid: 50 GHz, 75 GHz, 100 GHz, 150 GHz|
|Center Frequency Range||190.7 THz to 196.65 THz|
|Center Wavelength Range||1524.50 nm to 1572.06 nm|
• Optical line protection
• Intra-board 1 + 1 protection
• Client 1 + 1 protection
|Management Interface||CLI, GUI, SNMP, NCE-T, and NETCONF|
• Intuitive one-click deployment
• Proactive O&M with resource and health prediction for fast and accurate troubleshooting
• O&M LCD information display
|Reliability||1 + 1 control board protection|
|Power Supply||Backup||1 + 1 power supply backup|
• Rated voltage range:
100 V AC to 120 V AC (50/60 Hz)
200 V AC to 240 V AC (50/60 Hz)
• Maximum voltage range: 90 V AC to 264 V AC (47 Hz to 63 Hz)
• Rated voltage: 240 V HVDC
• Maximum voltage range: 192 V HVDC to 288 V HVDC
• Rated voltage: –48 V DC
• Maximum voltage range: –40 V DC to –72 V DC
• Front-to-rear air flow
• 2 + 1 fan tray assembly backup