Brocade helps Fujitsu Consulting to deploy SDN infrastructure

BrocadeBrocade announced that Fujitsu Consulting India has deployed software-defined networking (SDN) infrastructure to support operations at its 2,000-seat Global Delivery Center (GDC) in Pune and Bangalore.

This agile network provided by Brocade India has enabled the IT consulting and integration services provider to run a dynamic, 24×7 GDC environment designed to meet stringent requirements from Fujitsu Consulting’s international client base.

Fujitsu Consulting India selected the Brocade networking solution based on its scalability, robustness, small environmental footprint, manageability, low total cost of ownership, and support for open standards.

“Brocade came to the table with a very compelling solution with strong support for open standards-based SDN, and our operational experience post-deployment has been excellent,” said Mohammed Shahed Khan, group head IT and CISO, Fujitsu Consulting.

Brocade ICX 7750 switches form the campus network core at the new Fujitsu GDC, offering 96 wire-speed 10 Gigabit Ethernet (GbE) ports per switch and the capability to integrate up to a dozen switches into a high-performance stack.

Fujitsu Consulting can manage the stack as a single device delivering up to 5.76 Tbps of aggregated stacking bandwidth. Fujitsu has dedicated eight 10 GbE links to each of the Brocade ICX 7250 stackable switches due to the performance, scalability, and port density. Fujitsu will accommodate a 1,000-seat expansion to the GDC during the coming year by adding switches to the Brocade ICX 7750 stack.

Besides the campus network infrastructure, Fujitsu has deployed Brocade VDX 6740 switches in the GDC data center. All the Brocade switches at Fujitsu GDC support the OpenFlow SDN protocol.

“Fujitsu Consulting’s new GDC represents the future, with a strong buy-in to what the New IP can deliver,” said Edgar Dias, senior regional director for Brocade India.

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