The Essential Checklist for Data Center Interconnect Technology

Converge Technology Solutions
August 5, 2021
Blogs | Digital Infrastructure

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.

Industry projections indicate that 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.

Infrastructure advancements

Distance is a crucial factor for DCI. The greater the distance between data centers, the longer it takes for data to travel.

Determining the most geographically efficient map for DCI and using the latest fiberoptic cabling technologies are infrastructure improvements that can help reduce data processing time.

Security features

Because sensitive data travels across networks, it’s vital that DCI technology is equipped with the necessary precautions to ensure data protection. Key network architectural changes, such as improvements in cloud fabrics, can maintain data security by assigning isolated units within multitenant data centers.


Building an on-premise, private data center is an expensive project. With DCI networks, companies don’t have to provide the initial investment to construct a new facility. Instead, organizations and businesses can pool resources to reduce costs and share data centers.

Operations capabilities

To minimize errors, companies need to 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.

Increased capacity

DCI networks need to store large amounts of data. As companies and organizations digitally transform processing operations, they will have to house and transmit terabytes of data.

High-capacity networks and automated routing protocols are key components to rapidly moving data across applications.

Improvements with DCI

The next-generation DCI powered by Dell and Pluribus Networks 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.

The Pluribus Adaptive Cloud Fabric architecture allows 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, the Pluribus 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.

Visit Converge Technology Solutions to begin your company’s digital transformation today.

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