This paper deals with mm Wave MIMO link design strategy for wireless data center applications where the MIMO degrees of freedom is taken into account in multi-node packet networking environments. The problem is treated differently from the coordinated multiuser MIMO situation and the link design is optimized independently in each node with meeting control and data plane requirements for contention-based packet switching. In particular, we propose using an interference-aligned out-of-band control plane to improve the unidirectional bonded in-band data plane collision-related performance degradation with a limited number of antenna elements per node. We also present a high-level implementation plan. © 2012 IEEE.