SD-DCI(Data Center Interconnect): Simple Solutions for Complex Connections

The increasing demand of cloud connectivity and cloud interconnect

Based on Garner report forecast, the worldwide end-user spending on public cloud services will reach 23.1% growth and total $332.3 billion in 2021. The surprising data shown, there will be over 100 zettabytes of data stored in the cloud by 2025.

The increase in demand proved that the internet had become a necessity in our daily lives, and the global network has changed our lives tremendously. Not just the importance of the internet, cloud connectivity is crucial to enhance the cutting edge technology moving to the next level.

Cloud connectivity and cloud interconnect are becoming more critical than ever before, thereby requiring the flexible, agile, and adaptable data centers and service providers underpinning scalable service. The elastic interconnection services will be a key success factor. In addition, the intelligent software system may ensure low latency, security, and agility to deliver expectations.

Connectivity challenges

The concept and idea of data center peering using interconnection are not new; colocation providers and network providers were connecting to each over a decade ago to facilitate extended reach. The Data Center Networking market size reached more than USD 20 billion, and Data Center Colocation Market size exceeded USD 55 billion in 2020, estimated to grow at around 15% CAGR from 2021 to 2027. (Global Market Insight)

For the data center that does not adapt as soon enough to the change may face many challenges, the connectivity has become more complicated and more critical than ever. Let’s look at some of the challenges facing the data center.

The maintenance cost is the most concern for the data center on DCI solution, the operational cost such as space, power, and cooling cost increase as the demand grows. Additionally, the increasing cost will burden small-scale operators and data centers with minimal resources and expertise to handle heavy and complex duties such as forecasting, planning, and deployment.

Large amounts of critical information are stored in the data center, which requires a safe and reliable connection to avoid information breaches or data losses. Meaning to say the security of stored data and in-flight data is crucial.

The simple solution

Manual operation is no longer ideal for adapting to the changes because it’s complicated, costly, slow, and error-prone. Instead, the software-Defined Networking (SDN) application makes interconnection easier, offering a more agile, scalable, and flexible solution to access DCI (data center interconnect). As a result, the system enables massive scalability to grow capacity for cloud application and content distribution.

Additionally, it reduces the cost of DCI connectivity.

As the most promising application to improve network programmability and dynamic adjustment of the network resources, DCConnect SDN controllers provide the network resources through the programmable APIs. A promising SDN-based service provider manages to accelerate and support the development of a DCI (data center interconnect) ecosystem. With DCConnect SDN-based platform, users can self-service ordering and provisioning. It also provides on-demand connectivity to global interconnect systems with real-time full network visibility.

DCConnect has successfully developed the first of its kind for two-way inter-carrier SDN network orchestration through API integration.

A software platform portal is the well-designed SDN overlay networks and provides customers with the ability to access On-Demand bandwidth connectivity to the Global Cloud Providers via our API (AWS, Alibaba, Tencent, Microsoft Azure, etc.) and the data centers around the world via partners.

Tammy Tham. Digital Marketing Manager        Jan 3, 2022

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