A data center is a facility used to house computer systems and associated components, such as telecommunications and storage systems. It generally includes redundant or backup power supplies, redundant data communications connections, environmental control and various security devices.
Data centers have their roots in the huge computer rooms of the early ages of the computing industry. Early computer systems required special environment in which to operate and important security system to protect the devices – computer were expensive and often they were used for military purposes.
In the Eighties computers were deploy everywhere and, as the information technology (IT) operations became to be more and more complex, also grew the need to control IT resources.
At this point societies start to install servers in a special room inside the branch, to facilitate sharing unique resources between multiple users.
The boom of data center came during the dot-com bubble (1997-2000), when companies needed fast internet connectivity and non-stop operation to deploy system and to establish a presence on the Internet. From that moment many companies start building large facilities, called Internet data center or, in case of cloud connectivity, Cloud data center.
Nowadays content moving closer to customers and this is driving growth of data center even more. Industry experts estimate that within 2019:
The new wide variety of motivations and needs have created 5 different categories of data center, known as:
So many different data center necessities have to be settled with competitive technological solutions.
Our partner MRV, global leader in converged packet and optical solutions, is able to find an answer to several data center applications, such as peering PoP offload, 100G access to data center, low latency interconnect, disaster recovery, optical demarcation for cloud services, data center mesh, multi-protocol DCI, etc.
MRV’s Optical Transport Solutions enable data centers to:
MRV portfolio matches with any requirements, with lowers equipment and manpower requirements, lower cost of components, with multi-rate and multi-protocol modules.
The flexible design of MRV products, has reduced latency transport network and it has multiple redundancy options on port, card, chassis, with weak power consumption.