8 top technologies for modern DCI networks
As the number of data centers has grown and the DCI market has evolved, network operators have had to deploy new capacity rapidly to keep up with the growing demand. Learn how the industry has responded to these challenges with new, highly scalable technologies and products.
By Kent Jordan – Connections. Content. Efficiency. Three simple reasons for the wide-scale adoption of social media, streaming video, and enterprise cloud services. 1.59 billion active users on Facebook connect with friends and make new ones daily. 151 million people stream popular content on Netflix and 9.7 million daily users watch livestreams of e-gaming on Twitch – consuming content when they want, on any device they prefer. As businesses move applications and processes to the cloud, the public cloud services market is forecast to grow to over $330 billion by 2022 according to Gartner. And it’s not just content and cloud. Internet of Things and 5G, connected cars, telemedicine and e-learning are all poised to add more demand to interconnect networks.
There are many, varied market drivers for high-capacity interconnect, and they’re all experiencing massive growth. Whether you post a selfie on the beach or a photo of the best dessert you’ve ever had, the content and information is stored in data centers and transported across the networks that interconnect them. This is driving interconnect bandwidth to grow at double digit rates across a variety of industry segments to over 8,200 Tbps by 2021 according to the Equinix Global Interconnection Index.
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