Optical Data Center Interconnect (DCI) Briefing

2 hours
Optical Data Center Interconnect (DCI) is a widely deployed architecture that provides high density, layer 1 connectivity between two physically disperse locations. Traditionally, most enterprise network operators lease these services from various service providers, paying a monthly recurring fee based on size and quantity of circuits. Though leased circuits have their benefits, deploying your own DCI network has become a very popular option amongst network operators of all sizes. Cost savings, flexibility of bandwidth growth, security and operational control are some of the reasons driving operators to deploy their own DCI system.


In this briefing we will discuss the capabilities and benefits of an optical DCI solution, along with vendor-specific capabilities and innovations. We will work with your key stakeholders to understand and help determine your specific DCI needs, as well as a strategy to deploy and transition to a private optical DCI solution.

DCI Architecture Overview

  • Major components
  • Technology options
  • Management considerations

Assess Your Environment

  • Discuss existing network
  • Explore future growth or consolidation plans
  • Whiteboard potential solutions

Deployment Overview

  • Procuring dark fiber overview
  • Staging and testing options
  • Installation options
  • Operational strategy


What is a Briefing? A scheduled event with a WWT Subject Matter Expert – typically via a live Webex – where our Subject Matter experts present an overview of specific topics, technologies, capabilities or market trends. Your attendees are allotted time for Q&A to pose questions specific to your organization. This is a complimentary service.

Who Should Attend?  Line of Business Owners, Network Directors and Network Administrators, CIOs and IT Directors. Anyone interested in learning more about how optical DCI can benefit their network operation.