Written by Converge Technology Solutions
In today’s expanding digital landscape, connecting and optimizing data are vital. Data center interconnect (DCI) solutions provide the necessary technology to connect two or more data centers with speed and performance as priorities.
A hub of connectivity, DCI architecture is transforming network construction and improving how businesses and organizations process, share and optimize data. With DCI, multiple data centers streamline operations, scale automation and reduce processing costs.
According to Gartner Inc., spending on data center construction is expected to reach $200 billion in 2021. This is a 6% increase from spending in 2020.
Dell Technologies is researching ways to meet the exploding need for DCI.
Key DCI considerations
Companies need to optimize data processing, storage and performance for effective interconnectivity between data centers. Thus, Dell researched architectural and operational changes to improve its next-generation DCI solution and compiled an essential checklist.
1. Infrastructure advancements
Distance is a crucial factor for DCI. The greater the distance between data centers, the longer it takes for data to travel.
Certain infrastructure improvements can help reduce data processing time. Determine the most geographically efficient map for your DCI architecture and use the latest fiber-optic cabling technologies to optimize data processing speeds.
2. Security features
Because sensitive data travels across networks, it’s vital that DCI technology is equipped with the necessary precautions to ensure data protection. As you create your DCI network, implement key network architectural changes, such as improvements in cloud fabrics, to maintain data security by assigning isolated units within multitenant data centers.
Building an on-premises, private data center is an expensive project. With DCI networks, you don’t have to provide the initial investment to construct a new facility. Instead, pool resources with other organizations and businesses to reduce costs and share data centers.
4. Operations capabilities
To minimize errors, reduce manual tasks and increase data processing automation. Automated management of data centers and connections can help increase effectiveness and agility while minimizing risk of configuration errors.
5. Increased capacity
DCI networks need to store large amounts of data. As your company digitally transforms processing operations, it will have to house and transmit terabytes of data.
Be sure to implement high-capacity networks and automated routing protocols, which are key components to rapidly moving data across applications.
Improvements with DCI
The next-generation DCI powered by Dell is changing the digital solutions landscape by improving how companies and organizations link multiple data centers across the globe. Next-generation DCI increases operations efficiency, provides disaster recovery solutions and pools resources to reduce costs.
Data center fabric architecture reduces the distance between endpoints within the data center, allowing for scalable and flexible DCI deployment. With this revolutionary solution, organizations can establish seamless, high-speed interconnectivity across geographic locations.
Simplifying the process for better results
To minimize outages and errors, DCI architecture enables multipath distribution. This ensures uninterrupted data transmission during link failures.
The next-generation DCI also simplifies operations with automated, one-touch provisioning and improves workload efficiency through sharing across sites.
Optimizing your data
By partnering with Converge Technology Solutions, Dell Technologies is leading the way for DCI advancements.
With network solutions for both businesses and organizations, Dell’s EMC PowerSwitch series offers interconnectivity and innovative hardware.
Contact a Converge Technology Solutions expert and begin your company’s digital transformation today.