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Data Center Designs: Data Center Interconnect

Data Center Designs: Data Center Interconnect

Data Center Interconnect Framework

Read these guides to see how you can improve distributed resource sharing, scalability, and more.

Workload Mobility Design Guide
Workload Mobility Implementation Guide

Cisco Data Center Interconnect

The Data Center Interconnect (DCI) framework helps to enable new, value-added use cases and service offerings for your internal and external customers and partners. Connecting data centers facilitates distributed resource pooling and sharing, as well as rapid workload elasticity, and the ability to scale vertically and horizontally based on consumer demand. Additionally, DCI can provide an effective IT framework for business continuity and disaster recovery.

The two main use case areas include:

  • Workload mobility
  • Business continuity and disaster recovery

The framework comprises four main technology components:


Use Cases

Workload Mobility

Disaster Recovery

Technology Areas

LAN Extension

IP

MPLS

Path Optimization

Virtual Networking and Services

Intelligent Storage Solutions

Additional Resources

Other Design Guides

At-a-Glance

White Papers