Data Centre and Cloud services offer a flexible solution to the problem of data storage and compute services for enterprises, and even individual users today. But one implication of data centres is that they are highly distributed – partly for resilience, but also to ensure that these distributed storage and processing functions have low latency, and appear to the user as though they are “local”. In order to do this, the underlying optical transport network has to have the same level of flexibility as the Cloud services themselves. In this webcast Colt and Infinera will describe how a modern data centre architecture places specific demands on the underlying optical transport network, and how this network can be designed from the ground up to respond to those demands.Read more >
The dynamic nature of content, computing and global flow of information is now placing unprecedented pressure on content providers and data center owners to plan, deliver and operate a Terabit-scale ready cloud infrastructure. But key questions must be addressed in terms of what, when, where why and how they should be implemented.
This presentation/case study evaluates a real-world content provider's requirements and their need for elastic bandwidth. Furthermore, the presentation will review best practice recommendations including 100G ready cloud infrastructure, GMPLS based intelligent control plane for automation and restoration, and how to best leverage WDM with integrated digital switching and bandwidth virtualization to enable elastic bandwidth.