Connectivity-as-a-Service from DARZ

In this age of IT-driven and data-driven business models, the ability of companies to distribute their information around the world is becoming business-critical. Increasingly, products and services are becoming digital, so the flexibility and scalability of your business depend on how efficiently and affordably you can distribute data. It does you no good if your data is perfectly stored, analyzed and processed, but it never reaches the addressee because the connection is not sufficient. With DARZ, you have a partner at your side who knows Data Centric Services inside out and, with its modular product portfolio, DARZ can make you exactly the connectivity offer that is just the perfect fit for you. We implement our Connectivity-as-a-Service offering with the involvement of partners, making your data globally available.

High bandwidth, maximum performance

Connectivity-as-a-Service enables fast, flexible and cost-effective provision of any bandwidth up to 100 GBit/s. DARZ operates a dedicated fully redundant, crossover-free fiber/dark fiber ring between data center partners in Frankfurt and our Darmstadt site. The management of connectivity is entirely our responsibility and enables pronounced data protection and integrity. Connectivity-as-a-Service is the basis for many other Data Centric Services such as Dual Data Center, Hyperscaler Hub, Disaster Recovery-as-a-Service and much more.

Connectivity-as-a-Service enables you to quickly and smoothly deliver IT services deployed in geographically dispersed data centers.

Advantages of DARZ Connectivity-as-a-Service

  • Fast deployment without high investment costs
  • Highly flexible and highly scalable connectivity to different providers
  • Minimal latency
  • Bandwidth of the IP service freely selectable from 1Gbit/s to 100GBit/s
  • No operating and/or maintenance costs
  • Freedom of choice of medium fiber, wavelength, fiber channel or Ethernet
  • Fully redundant connection (paths and equipment)
  • No fixed costs

The following variants are available:

1. Own fiber optic cable from a carrier.

2. You can order fiber optic cables between locations from a carrier or via DARZ as a general contractor.

3. Use of wavelength(s) on DWDM equipment from DARZ:

You can be provided with one or more wavelengths defined by DARZ. You can freely dispose of this and operate anything from 1 GBit/s to 100 GBit/s or Ethernet or Fiber Channel. The DWDM equipment (manufacturer: ADVA) and the fiber ring of DARZ are fully redundant (both the paths and the equipment) and designed without crossings. You can decide whether to provide 1 or 2 (redundant) paths per wavelength.

4. Ethernet connections

The highest managed form of connection between sites is a fully implemented Ethernet connection. For this purpose, the customer switch equipment is connected to DARZ switch equipment. You can get connections between sites through DARZ in 1 GBit/s steps up to 10 GBit/s and thereafter in 10 GBit/s steps up to 100 GBit/s. We will specify the VLAN required for this after consultation with you. Ethernet connections are always link and equipment redundant.

5. Cross Connects
Cross Connects For connections between fire zones (BAs) in a building there is the possibility of SingleMode Cross Connects.

Connectivity-as-a-Service can be combined with many other modular Managed Services from DARZ such as Internet-as-a-Service.

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