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Introduction

Ovum is initiating market share and forecast coverage of optical networking equipment used for data center interconnect (DCI) beginning in 4Q15. This document offers description and segmentation details that we will use to track the DCI market.

Highlights

  • Enterprise IT migration to cloud and the explosion of video traffic are driving strong growth in data center builds and fundamentally changing how networks are constructed. The ongoing surge in DC build-outs has made DCI the fastest-growing application for optical networking (ON) equipment. DCI revenues grew 12.7% in the rolling 2Q15 period, reaching $2.6bn. 
  • Most data center operators lease managed DCI services from communications service providers (CSPs), but a growing number of Internet content providers (ICPs), carrier-neutral providers (CNPs), and enterprises are securing fiber assets and building their own interconnect networks, causing shifts in market share for ON vendors. 
  • Growing numbers of data centers clustered in metro and campus environments are increasing the requirement for high-capacity, low-cost optical networking gear that is fundamentally different from traditional metro ON equipment, causing a drastic new design for equipment interconnecting data centers.

Features and Benefits

  • Describes and defines data center interconnect
  • Provides the market and product segmentation Ovum will use to track the data center interconnect market
  • Provides historical market revenues for the DCI market

Key questions answered

  • What are the key applications driving growth in the data center interconnect market?
  • Who are the players in the data center interconnect market?
  • What types of products are needed to compete in the DCI market?

Table of contents

Summary

  • In brief
  • Ovum view

Market description

  • Data center Interconnect
  • Understanding the DCI ecosystem

Data center market segmentation

  • Data center operator market segmentation

Data center product segmentation

  • Backbone data center interconnect
  • Metro data center interconnect

Appendix

  • Further reading
  • Authors

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