Data Centre Interconnection(DCI) is becoming an increasingly important strategy in enabling businesses to piece together their hybrid infrastructure.
The widespread adoption of the cloud, continual enterprise transformation and the borderless nature of the global economy are all driving demand for fast, fluid, flexible and intelligent networking model.
In this cloud era, the legacy approach to DCI no longer matches the needs of enterprises around the world. It is unable to move fast or scale to meet changing demand.
It can be resource-intensive and costly to manage multiple service providers across different markets around the globe. Relationships, pricing, monitoring and managing of network services all require internal resources and each service provider may have different capabilities and quality of service (QoS) in different markets.
- Flexibility and scalability
In a market-driven by cloud, it is critical to be able to quickly roll out new services wherever there is demand and optimise connectivity for applications and services. Inflexible contracts and limited bandwidth options in traditional DCI ecosystems can make it difficult to capture new business opportunities and grow.
- Geographical limitations
If an organisation chooses to be locked into a single data centre ecosystem, they can be challenged to grow in new markets where that provider might not be present. This stagnates the business’ ability to grow seamlessly and instantly introducing new services globally. With a limited data centre footprint, they cannot connect freely and will have to augment their network with more service provider relationships.
- Serving a comprehensive set of needs
DCI isn’t just about data centres anymore. It is becoming increasingly important for organisations to interconnect their data centres with cloud service providers (CSPs) and global internet exchanges (IXs). Organisations need the flexibility to connect their physical locations with CSPs and IXs to deliver truly cloud-centric solutions.
Transforming DCI with SDN
- Freedom to grow anywhere
- Flexibility, scalability and adaptability
- Control and optimisation of your ecosystem
- Greater cost-efficiency in the long run
- On-demand access to data centres, CSPs and IXs
- End-to-end transparency, visibility and monitoring
- Agility to support future growth
We are always working to innovate to bring our customers and partners world-class connectivity solutions that help them solve their business challenges.
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If you’d like to learn more about how SDN is changing DCI and how simple it is to build scalable and cloud-centric DCI ecosystem, download and read our white paper.