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Introduction

The ongoing surge in data center buildouts has made data center interconnect the fastest-growing application for ON equipment. However, data center WANs are designed differently from traditional metro networks and new requirements are emerging for metro DCI.

Highlights

  • Data center WANs are designed differently from traditional metro networks.
  • New low-cost, low-power equipment requirements are emerging for metro DCI.
  • Network equipment manufacturers must adapt equipment to support this growing market segment.

Features and Benefits

  • Understand this rapidly emerging market segment.
  • Understand what equipment vendors should do to address this opportunity.

Key questions answered

  • How big is the market for DCI?
  • How is metro DCI changing the requirements for ON gear?
  • What should vendors do in response to this emerging opportunity?

Table of contents

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  • Summary
  • Data center WANs are designed differently from traditional metro networks
  • New requirements emerging for metro DCI
  • Network equipment manufacturers must adapt or die

Appendix

  • Further reading
  • Author

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