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Cloud Data Center Interconnect for Large Enterprises

Implement business-critical Data Center Interconnect (DCI) to support your enterprise private/hybrid cloud

As data volumes continue to increase, and you consolidate and virtualize your data centers, you need data center interconnect solutions that take full advantage of agile, flexible and dynamic cloud IT models.

Nokia Cloud DCI offers a more scalable, reliable and secure way to connect data centers in private/hybrid clouds.

Our solutions provide business-critical DCI for the cloud to reduce the risk to your data – and your customers’ data. Cloud DCI helps you meet strict business continuity, regulatory and compliance requirements.

Business case

Compared to a managed solution, a private Cloud DCI solution based on dark fiber can achieve:

  • Lower monthly recurring charges (MRC) for a relatively modest CAPEX investment
  • Discounted payback period, or breakeven point, in the 12th month of the project
  • Scalable bandwidth at marginal incremental cost with greater control and security of data

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Customer case study

A Nokia Cloud DCI solution enabled a major French retail bank to consolidate multiple IT infrastructures and:

  • Simplify data center operating processes and reduce network costs
  • Implement a common IT and network infrastructure for the future
  • Provide the foundation for the migration to an enterprise private cloud

Download our Cloud DCI case study about a major retail bank

Cloud DCI e-Book

Find out how you can implement a scalable, reliable and highly secure Cloud DCI solution to:

  • Meet your synchronous and asynchronous DCI needs today and in the future
  • Interconnect your data centers and IT resources in the era of the cloud
  • What type of cloud you need and how Nokia Cloud DCI can help you implement it

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The business benefits of a Nokia private Cloud DCI solution include:

  • OPEX savings and improved IT utilization through data center consolidation and virtualization
  • Better scalability and performance with greater resiliency at less cost and lower complexity
  • Improved flexibility and greater pooling of server and storage resources
  • Higher data control and security to meet data soverignty and compliance requirements
  • Faster service and response times between data centers for business-critical applications
  • Comprehensive business continuity and disaster recovery to meet regulatory requirements
  • Greater agility and flexibility as well as lower IT costs by moving to a private/hybrid cloud IT model


Nokia business-critical cloud DCI solutions support multiple DCI applications, from real-time business continuity and disaster recovery, to synchronous data replication and cloud backup.

Our solutions support real-time AES 256-bit encryption with “quantum proof” symmetric keys for the highest levels of security and ultra-low latency at data rates of 100 Gigabits per second.

Centralized key management ensures the quality and integrity of the encryption keys and is independent certified to security standards such as NIST, Common Criteria and ANSSI.

Optical intrusion detection tools, including wavelength tracking and Optical Time-Domain Reflectometry (OTDR), localize problems and detect fiber cuts and network intrusions through variations in optical power levels.

Nokia DCI professional services provide rapid deployment capability for DCI build-outs. Consulting services provide financial analysis and modeling, high-level design, and certification as a service.

Nokia build, operate and transfer services help you to cost-effectively roll out, operate, and manage your DCI network, reduce operational risk and time-to-market, and alleviate expertise and resource constraints.