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10/6/2013 | 4:54:38 PM
Re: Data Center Interconnect
Yes, Sterling, well said. And whoever said it first should have trademarked it. I suddenly feel after last week's Ethernet & SDN Expo that I'm going to be hearing that phrase quite a lot. In fact, stay tuned for a "the data center is the new central office" Internet meme, probably co-starring Dan Jones in some way.
sam masud
sam masud
10/1/2013 | 2:34:35 PM
Re: Data Center Interconnect
I think the term new CO for the carrier SDN data center is pretty apt.
10/1/2013 | 10:32:46 AM
Data Center Interconnect

One thing to note, the WAN SDN applications we are seeing so far are very much around connecting the data centers - so you have intra-data center SDN and then inter-data center SDN for the WAN. Some people (including on these message boards) have knocked the WAN SDN applications to date as being "still just data centers."

But one comment I've heard from several carriers is "the data center is the new central office." With the requirements to re-architect the WAN for cloud services/applications, that may be where the majority of WAN SDN focus is needed - i.e., connecting the data centers.



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