NTT, NEC Corporation, the Politecnico di Torino, Columbia University, Duke University, and Dublin University have developed a Data Center Exchange (DCX) solution designed to automate the complex process of setting optical wavelength paths.
The DCX technology relies on an intelligent algorithm that calculates the optimal path based on factors that influence data flow, such as the quality of optical signals and the specific equipment in use.
The practical application of DCX has already been demonstrated on a Linux-based open platform, utilizing a variety of open interface architecture tools. Field validation efforts, conducted in collaboration with university partners on the NSF COSMOS testbed in Manhattan, have successfully simulated the DCX service, showcasing its efficiency and effectiveness.
The partners said they are committed to enhancing the performance of DCX technology further and advocating for its standardization. This initiative aims to make optical wavelength path setup quicker and more streamlined, allowing data centers to more adeptly adjust to fluctuating connectivity demands. This development is particularly vital for the management of large-scale, decentralized data center operations and is poised to have a transformative impact on telecommunications and IT infrastructures worldwide.
Here is a blog post by NTT’s Daniel O’Connor: