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Disaster Recovery Drives Up the Bandwidth Demand across Data Centers in Asia: A Report

Wednesday, March 16, 2016

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HANOVER, MD: International Data Corporation (IDC), a market research company, announces the results of its Asia/Pacific WAN and Communications Survey which was commissioned by Ciena – a telecommunications service provider – reveals that more than 70 percent of networks across Asia are providing speeds of over 100 Mbps to data centers.

The survey was conducted in order to gain visibility into the needs and requirements of enterprises so as to provide better services and support its growing web-scale demands. The survey highlights the emphasis that CIOs and IT decision makers of Asia-Pacific businesses are investing on networks to increase productivity and improve their business processes.

Key Highlights of the survey:

The survey found out that Singapore and Korea have the fastest data centers in the region with more than two in five networks having connections faster than 1Gbps to its enterprise customers. Thailand and China have one in three networks with connection speeds up to 1Gbps. These high-speed networks provide bandwidth required to enable technologies such as virtualization, cloud, security, business continuity / disaster recovery and mobility to its enterprise customers.

According to the study, disaster management was the key reason for businesses to increase network investments in data centers. Other concerns include influence of new regulations in sensitive sectors such as communications, banking, government and healthcare.

More data centers in the region are getting interconnected due to the use of off-site storage and data back-ups executed by enterprises, resulting in an increasing appetite for data center interconnect solutions. Data center providers’ state ease of management, scalability and low-cost for enterprises to invest in data centers.

Due to the increased amount of data being uploaded into clouds by Asian businesses, more importance is being made to work across hybrid environments and spreading workloads between data centers.

With the growing demand of Asian enterprises, Ciena’s Data Center Interconnect (DCI) solutions enables businesses to connect their data centers across the globe efficiently and cost-effectively.

"Rapid economic growth in Asian is driving both top-line and regional business expansion. Enterprises are increasingly focused on meeting rising demand for hybrid networks that deliver speed, agility and performance. The emerging on-demand paradigm is driving huge changes in the IT environment with the data center set to be one of the critical enablers of this shift," says Shiv Putcha, Associate Director, Service Provider & Connected Consumer Research, IDC Asia-Pacific.

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