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Introducing Secure Solutions for Data Center Connect

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The modern data center has evolved to support numerous different technology platforms. These platforms now house more users, more devices and a lot more information. With the direct increase in cloud utilization and virtualized servers – there became a need to better secure workloads running within the modern data center. 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. Physical Layer encryption is the preferred method for securing data across the data center connect (DCC) WAN – which are deployed across optical fiber and DWDM for converged LAN and SAN traffic. Optical DWDM solutions enable the highest throughput for DCC at the lowest TCO.

With that, comes the conversation around efficient network traffic distribution and logical as well as physical security at the networking layer. In this white paper from Alcatel-Lucent, centralized and distributed security models are explored to help facilitate even further levels of data integrity. To help you understand how these models better enhance performance and create a solid security platform, this paper outlines:

  • Centralized, compliant authentication and authorization
  • Network and key management
  • Data confidentiality
  • Data integrity
  • Data availability

There’s no doubt that the trend to digitize the modern business will continue to grow. With more users consuming information directly housed within the modern data center, administrators will need to utilize switching and networking platforms that have increased optical and data transition resources. Download this white paper today to learn how these data center security challenges can best be addressed with the Alcatel-Lucent Secure Data Center Connect Solution, designed to flexibly support the full range of DCC requirements. Remember, data will always be an integral part of any organization. Now, more than ever – it’s important to find ways to secure this information and help facilitate its safe delivery. This is why deploying intelligent devices at the data center connect layer allows for greater connectivity between data centers – and enables service providers to deploy high-bandwidth and low-latency encrypted services.

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 National Director of Strategy and Innovation at MTM Technologies, a Stamford, CT based consulting firm.

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