Cloud service provider Oncore IT taps Brocade for data center networking

Infotech Lead Europe: Cloud managed service provider Oncore IT has tapped Brocade for a data center networking solution.

To meet the demands of more than 100 customers, Oncore IT has used Brocade Ethernet fabrics and VCS Fabric technology. This new solution is designed to guarantee performance and service availability, while delivering a flexible pay-per-port pricing model for customers.

“While the market is still buzzing with interest around the cloud, to address the reservations people have about it, service providers must take total responsibility for their cloud solutions given customer expectations about high service levels,” said Paul Cook, Oncore IT’s head of sales and marketing.

“Data center networking infrastructure is key to achieving this, and our investment in Brocade is all about making the necessary performance improvements using proven, best-of-breed equipment so as to stay ahead and deliver a truly exceptional cloud experience,” Cook added.

Oncore IT will benefit from Brocade VDX 6710 and 6720 Data Centre Switches and Brocade VCS Fabric technology.

Revolutionizing the design of Layer 2 networks inside data centers, Brocade Ethernet fabrics are designed to improve network utilization, maximize application availability, increase scalability and dramatically simplify network architectures in virtualized data centers.

The new Ethernet fabric deployment will provide 10 Gigabit Ethernet (GbE) performance to boost Oncore IT’s network capacity to meet increasing bandwidth demands.

Oncore IT has created two 10 GbE fabrics — one in London and the other at Oncore IT’s replicated data centre in Amsterdam — using eight Brocade VDX 6710 and two Brocade VDX 6720 switches. After a seamless rollout, the project is now complete and the switches in production delivering exactly what Oncore IT wanted.

“Clearly enterprises are interested in the cloud as a way of solving a wide range of seemingly mutually exclusive challenges — accessing higher-performing and more robust IT solutions, improving commercial agility, minimizing operational complexity and reducing cost,” said Alberto Soto, vice president EMEA at Brocade.

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