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Data Center Interconnect (DCI) Platforms - Snapshot

Exceptional rise in internet traffic with a dynamic migration to cloud-based services is forcing content service, network services providers, and internet service providers to enhance the connectivity of data centers. Thus, vendors of data centers are focused on building an optimized data centers interconnect (DCI) infrastructure, which is scalable, efficient, and secure. DCI is an emerging optical technology design that connects two or more than two data centers. DCI technology is supported over any pre-owned fiber or dark fiber technology, owned by any organization. DCI technology includes wavelength division multiplexing-based solutions, Ethernet over MPLS, virtual private LAN service, overlay transport virtualization (OTV), with clustering technologies such as virtual switching system (VSS) and virtual port channel (VPC). All these are utilized to connect data centers and bundle the complex links between the data center solutions. DCI is built for all types of industry in order to provide them power-efficient, high-speed optical transport facility to have smooth real-time connectivity, which eases the business transactions among various data centers. DCI ensures multiple collaborations and configurations between network service providers, interconnect content providers (ICPs), cloud, and internet service providers (ISPs).

Data center has become an important part of organizations and almost every industry dealing in the technology media sector is using it or has its own data center. DCI is a comprehensive real-time solution that helps in connectivity, data storage, and offers quick access to a huge database. It is a more cost-effective solution than the traditional data center, which witnessed high demand around five years ago. Therefore, companies across industries have increased the use of Data Center Interconnect (DCI) to work more efficiently and smoothly. Organizations are using DCI not only for data storage but also for real-time disaster recovery & business continuity and content delivery management. Moreover, the data center interconnect (DCI) market in some developed countries such as the U.S., the U.K., and China is witnessing a mature phase. Increasing dependence of large and small enterprises on DCI for better network management at an affordable cost is driving the market in developing countries regions such as Asia, Africa, and the Middle East.


Globally, the data center interconnect (DCI) market can be segmented based on component, application, industry, and region. In terms of component, the market can be classified into solutions and services. The solutions segment of the data center interconnect (DCI) market is further sub-segmented into layer 2-ethernet, open optical line systems (OOLS), and packet optical networking, while the services segment is further split into professional services and managed services. In terms of application, the market can be divided into real-time disaster recovery & business continuity, federated data storage, and content delivery. Based on industry, the data center interconnect (DCI) market can be segregated into communication service providers (CSP), carrier neutral providers (CNP) / internet content providers (ICP), government & public sector, banking and finance, healthcare, media & entertainment, retail &E-commerce, and others (automotive).

Based on region, the global data center interconnect (DCI) market can be segmented into North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Middle East & Africa, and South America. North America dominates the data center interconnect (DCI) market, followed by Europe and a few countries in Asia Pacific. Real-time disaster recovery & business continuity and data storage are key applications driving the data center interconnect (DCI) market in these regions. The market in MEA is also projected to expand at a moderate pace as compared to other regions, due to the increasing investments by major data center vendors such as Facebook, Google, Microsoft, and Amazon.

Key players operating in the market are adopting strategies such as alliances, partnerships, and merger & acquisitions. The data center interconnect (DCI) market is quite competitive; however, it is dominated by a few key players. Major players operating in the global data center interconnect (DCI) market include ADVA Optical Networking, Avaya, Ciena Corporation, Cisco Systems, Colt Technology Services, Coriant, Dell, Fujitsu, Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd., IBM, Infinera Corporation, Juniper Networks Inc, Nokia Corporation, VMware, Inc, and ZTE Corporation.

Data Center Interconnect (DCI) Platforms: Overview

The data center interconnect (DCI) platforms report provides analysis for the period 2016 – 2026, wherein 2018 to 2026 is the forecast period and 2017 is the base year. The report covers all the major trends and technologies playing an influential role in the market’s growth over the forecast period. It also highlights the drivers, restraints, and opportunities for the analysis of market growth during the said period. The study provides a complete perspective on the evolution of the global data center interconnect (DCI) platforms market throughout the above mentioned forecast period in terms of revenue (US$ Mn).

The market overview section of the report demonstrates market dynamics such as the drivers, restraints, and opportunities that influence the current nature and future status of this market, key trends, regulations and policies, data center interconnect (DCI) platform technologies, ecosystem analysis, Porter’s Five Force Analysis, and PESTEL analysis of the market. A market attractiveness analysis has been provided for every segment in the report, in order to provide a thorough understanding of the overall scenario in the data center interconnect (DCI) platforms market. The report also provides an overview of various strategies adopted by key players in the market.

Global Data Center Interconnect (DCI) Platforms Market: Scope of the Report

The report segments the market on the basis of component into solutions and services. Solution consists of Layer 2-Ethernet, Open Optical Line Systems (OOLS), Packet Optical Networking, and services consists of managed and professional services. On the basis of application, the market is segmented as Real Time Disaster Recovery & Business Continuity, Federated Data Storage, and Content Delivery. Based on industry, the market is classified into Communication Service Providers (CSP), Carrier Neutral Providers (CNP)/Internet Content Providers (ICP), Government & Public Sector, Banking & Finance, Healthcare, Media& Entertainment, Retail& E-Commerce, and Others (Automotive, etc.).

The report provides in-depth segment analysis of the global data center interconnect (DCI) platforms market, thereby providing valuable insights at the macro as well as micro levels. Additionally, the report comprises a competitive scenario and trends in which the data center interconnect (DCI) platforms market concentration rate and mergers & acquisitions, and expansions undertaken by companies are provided.

The report also highlights the competitive landscape of the global data center interconnect (DCI) platforms market, positioning all the major players according to their presence in different regions of the world and recent key developments initiated by them in the market. The comprehensive data center interconnect (DCI) platform market estimates are the result of our in-depth secondary research, primary interviews, and in-house expert panel reviews. These market estimates have been analyzed by taking into account the impact of different political, social, economic, and technological factors along with the current market dynamics affecting the growth of the data center interconnect (DCI) platform market.

This report provides all the essential information required to understand the key developments in the data center interconnect (DCI) platform market, and growth trends of each segment and region. It also includes basic overview, sales area/geographical presence, revenue, SWOT analysis, and strategy and developments under the company profile section. Also, the report provides insights related to trends and their impact on the market. Porter’s Five Forces analysis explains the five forces, namely buyers bargaining power, suppliers bargaining power, threat of new entrants, threat of substitutes, and degree of competition in the market. This report also provides a comprehensive ecosystem analysis of the data center interconnect (DCI) platform market.

Global Data Center Interconnect (DCI) Platforms Market: Research Methodology

The research methodology is a perfect combination of primary research, secondary research, and expert panel reviews. Secondary research sources such as annual reports, company websites, broker reports, financial reports, SEC filings and investor presentations, national government documents, internal and external proprietary databases, statistical databases, relevant patent and regulatory databases, market reports, government publications, statistical databases, World Bank database and industry white papers are referred.

Primary research involves telephonic interviews, e-mail interactions, and face-to-face interviews for detailed and unbiased reviews on the data center interconnect (DCI) platform market, across geographies. Primary interviews are usually conducted on an ongoing basis with industry experts and participants in order to get latest market insights and validate the existing data and analysis. Primary interviews offer first-hand information on important factors such as market trends, market size, competitive landscape, growth trends and outlook etc. These factors help to validate and strengthen secondary research findings and also help to develop the analysis team’s expertise and market understanding. Moreover, the data collected and analyzed from secondary and primary research is again discussed and examined by our expert panel.

Global Data Center Interconnect (DCI) Platforms Market: Competitive Dynamics

The research study includes profiles of leading companies operating in the global data center interconnect (DCI) platforms market. Some of the key players profiled in the market include ADVA Optical Networking, Avaya., Ciena Corporation, Cisco Systems, Inc., Colt Technology Services Group Ltd., Coriant GmbH, Dell, Fujitsu Ltd.,Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd., IBM Corporation, Infinera Corporation, Juniper Networks, Inc., Nokia Corporation, VMware, and ZTE Corporation.

The global data center interconnect (DCI) platforms market is segmented as below:


  • Solutions
    • Layer 2-Ethernet
    • Open Optical Line Systems (OOLS)
    • Packet Optical Networking
  • Services
    • Managed Services
  • Professional Services


  • Real Time Disaster Recovery & Business Continuity
  • Federated Data Storage
  • Content Delivery


  • Communication Service Providers (CSP)
  • Carrier Neutral Providers (CNP)/Internet Content Providers (ICP)
  • Government & Public Sector
  • Banking and Finance
  • Healthcare
  • Media & Entertainment
  • Retail & E-Commerce
  • Others (Automotive, etc.)


  • North America
    • The U.S.
    • Canada
    • Rest of North America
  • Europe
    • The U.K
    • Germany
    • France
    • Rest of Europe
  • Asia Pacific (APAC)
    • India
    • China
    • Japan
    • Rest of APAC
  • Middle East & Africa (MEA)
    • GCC Countries
    • South Africa
    • Rest of MEA
  • South America
    • Brazil
    • Rest of South America

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