The Importance of Data Center Interconnection

neuCentrIX - 02/08/2022 10:00

As the demand for low-cost, efficient, and dependable data center connectivity grows, data center interconnection is becoming a fast-rising trend in the telecommunications industry. As a result, data Center Interconnect (DCI) has captured the interest of service provider network developers, prompting them to consider load-sharing and dispersed workloads.

Interconnection is among the most reliable ways of getting better request load time, fast speeds, and good bandwidth. This article tells you more about data center interconnection, the different types, and its importance for data centers. 

What is Data Center Interconnection? 
Data center interconnection is software-defined connectivity that traverses your data centers, allowing your applications, data, and customers to connect in a reliable and timely manner. Data center facilities provide interconnection services, which enable clients to link to other facilities via a metropolitan or national network. 

Working with a company that offers data center connectivity allows you to bring resources closer to your customers through backhaul, Ethernet, and radio waves. This reduces latency and enhances your customers' online experience. While the emphasis was on linking tier-1 providers, many data centers may connect directly to second-tier and third-tier markets.

These interconnected locations provide an opportunity to manage resources under one roof. It offers an excellent chance for colocation, cloud service, and network asset sharing. Furthermore, searching for processing and coverage in specific locations may zero down on suppliers with data centers near your consumers. There are different types of data center interconnections which come with various designs and styles for a better user experience. 

What are the different types of neuCentrIX interconnections? 
As we have already seen, interconnection is important for better connectivity. Here are some of the types of interconnections that are offered by neuCentrIX. 

1. IP Transit

This is a type of interconnection that guarantees a bandwidth of 1:1 for both domestic and international internet services. It uses customer owned internet resources and is meant for clients that are collocated within neuCentrIX. 

2. Astinet 

This interconnection uses internet resources by IP & ASN – which is owned by Telkom. It also offers global and domestic internet service with a 1: 1 bandwidth ratio. 

3. Specific Content Connectivity (SCC)
It is a type of interconnection that is similar to IP transit but specifically offers internet content that is available in CDN and other Telkom content communities. 

4. Content Aggregator Connectivity (CAC)
It is a B2B type of interconnection that offers bilateral peering which is mutually beneficial for both Telkom and the customer. 

5. Internet Exchange
This is among the best data center interconnections that link telecom, content providers, and cloud providers. It is a suitable interconnection type that offers high performance and high-speed network. NeuCentrIX also offers similar interconnection with IP peering, cloud services, top-tier connectivity, and CDN services.  

What happens when your data centers are not interconnected? 
Data centers that are not interconnected are likely to have many shortcomings – including not having carrier-neutral solutions. It may also not have a good ecosystem density with a great mix of providers. Because of little interconnection, such data centers may suffer from high latency and low request response time. 
In summary, interconnection is essential for any data center that wants to scale up its operations. It improves sharing of resources, boosts internet speed, and offers a better infrastructure for colocations.