Secure Solutions for Data Center Connect

Today’s modern data center environment is faced with new types of persistent attacks and ever-evolving threat vectors. There is a greater reliance on the data center because of new, emerging technologies. With more cloud computing, big data and IT consumerization – the data center has become home to all modern-day platforms. This is where the concern around security has really begun to grow. Although data center operators and service providers recognize the importance of security, their first priority in recent years has focused on the addition of servers, storage and software to cope with new anywhere/anytime business requirements. These application and computing resources have been clustered across distributed geographic locations for the more efficient delivery of IT services.

Remember, data center security is not just about technical countermeasures such as antivirus and firewalls, but a much more systematic and holistic approach to enterprise-wide security. In this white paper, you will learn how enterprises must establish comprehensive IT security programs that include information security management systems (ISMSs) to achieve corporate or regulatory compliance.

This is where security technologies designed for the data center can really help. In working with Alcatel-Lucent’s security technologies administrators are able to deliver three important data services:

  1. Data confidentiality
  2. Data integrity
  3. Data availability


[Image source: Alcatel-Lucent]

In this white paper, you will learn how organizations are now shifting to the real-time transfer of data between data centers, and implementing on-the-fly data encryption with key management for security. Download this white paper to discover why physical layer encryption is the preferred method for securing data across the data center connect (DCC) WAN – especially when deployed across optical fiber and DWDM for converged LAN and SAN traffic. Remember, in today’s world of “always-on” business world, working with advanced connectivity and security solutions is a must. This is why it’s important to consider optical DWDM solutions which move to enable the highest throughput for DCC at the lowest TCO.

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About the Author

Bill Kleyman is a veteran, enthusiastic technologist with experience in data center design, management and deployment. His architecture work includes virtualization and cloud deployments as well as business network design and implementation. Currently, Bill works as the Vice President of Strategy and Innovation at MTM Technologies, a Stamford, CT based consulting firm.

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