The Data Center Interconnect (DCI) framework helps to enable new, value-added use cases and service offerings for your internal and external customers and partners. Connecting data centers facilitates distributed resource pooling and sharing, as well as rapid workload elasticity, and the ability to scale vertically and horizontally based on consumer demand.
Additionally, DCI can provide an effective IT framework for business continuity and disaster recovery.
The two main use case areas include:
Business continuity and disaster recovery
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Data Centre Fabric Design
VMDC DCI leverages FabricPath as the Unified Data Center fabric. FabricPath combines the stability and scalability of routing in Layer 2 (L2), supporting the creation of simple, scalable, and efficient L2 domains that apply to many network scenarios. Because traffic forwarding leverages the Intermediate System to Intermediate System (IS-IS) protocol, rather than Spanning Tree (STP), the bisectional bandwidth of the network is expanded, facilitating data center-wide workload mobility.
For more information view the Cisco Online design guide here.