Get Instant Workload Mobility Among Data Centers
Cisco Data Center Interconnect (DCI) solutions can help your IT organization meet business continuity and corporate compliance objectives
- Reduce the business impact of disaster events and help ensure business continuity
- Improve productivity through enhanced application and data availability
- Meet corporate and regulatory compliance needs and improve data security
These solutions transparently extend LAN and SAN connectivity and provide accelerated, highly secure data replication, server clustering, and workload mobility between geographically dispersed data centers. This enhances business resilience, and helps enable application and data mobility between data centers, while maintaining operational consistency.
Cisco Nexus 7000 Series LAN Extension
Simplify Layer 2 applications across distributed data centers.
Deliver high-performance, scalable Layer 2 extension with subsecond convergence
Deliver large-scale, fast, convergence solutions.
- High-Scale Data Center Interconnect LAN Extension (PDF - 2.18 MB)
Get design guidance and best practices to interconnect dispersed data centers
- DCI Design and Implementation Guide Phase 2 (PDF - 2.9 MB)
See how Cisco DCI helps connect multiple data centers together for MPLS-based business applications.
- Nexus 7000 - Overlay Transport Virtualization (PDF - 251 KB)
Extend Layer 2 applications without changing or reconfiguring your existing network design.
- Data Center Interconnect (DCI) At-A-Glance (PDF - 447 KB)
Learn how Cisco DCI solutions support increasingly distributed and mobile businesses.
Your IT group must deliver always-on services while meeting corporate initiatives to reduce expenses. To improve application and data availability, while reducing total cost of operations, IT must provide disaster recovery and help ensure business continuity.
Cisco DCI solutions extend LAN and SAN connectivity across geographically dispersed active data centers. They help organizations like yours provide high-performance, nonstop access to business-critical applications and information.
These solutions support application clustering and virtual machine mobility between data centers to optimize computing efficiency and support business continuity. They offer flexible connectivity options for LAN and SAN extension across optical, Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS), or IP infrastructures. In addition, they provide:
- Transparency to WAN network architecture and support for multi-data center architectures
- LAN and SAN extension, with fault isolation for each data center
- Resilient architecture to protect against link, node, and path failure
- Optional payload encryption
- SAN write acceleration and compression to increase replication options
Cisco DCI solutions offer a scalable, flexible platform that satisfies requirements for server and application mobility and business continuity.
Increase the resiliency of your data centers and quickly recover from disasters.
These unified fabric switches meet the business, service, application, and operational requirements of tomorrow's data center.
Deliver large-scale, fast, convergence data center interconnect solutions.
Virtualize your network with industry-leading services, while improving data center performance and resilience.
Learn how to geographically extend Layer 2 networks over multiple distant data centers while preserving high performance and convergence.
Get industry-leading performance, service capability, reliability, and efficiency, to deliver scalable, highly secure, DCI solutions.
These multilayer director switches (MDS) address the stringent requirements of large data center storage environments.
Cisco Data Center Interconnect Design and Implementation Guide Phase 1 - Ethernet-based Solution (PDF - 2 MB)
Cisco Overlay Transport Virtualization Technology Introduction and Deployment Considerations Whitepaper
Data Center Interconnect: Layer 2 Extension Between Remote Data Centers
Enhanced Business Continuance with Application Mobility Across Data Centers (PDF - 1 MB)
LAN Extension Using MC-LAG to VPLS on the Cisco ASR 9000