Redstone selects Brocade VCS Fabric technology
Mar 05, 2013 (Datamonitor via COMTEX) --
Redstone plc., a provider of network based end to end managed services, technology and infrastructure solutions, has selected Brocade, a supplier of networking equipment, to deploy a data center Ethernet fabric based on Brocade VCS Fabric technology.
Specifically, Redstone has deployed Brocade VDX 6720 and 6730 Data Center Switches and VCS Fabric technology across two of its primary data centres.
Fraser Fisher, Managing Director at Redstone, said: "Over the last few years, we have seen a huge increase in demand for hosted services. Our portfolio of offerings traditionally focused around co-location services, but more recently our customers have been looking for more sophisticated cloud-based solutions as data volumes skyrocket.
"With customers looking to move core applications off-premise, and leverage the operational benefits of applications such as VDI and VoIP, the importance of a network that can keep pace with demand increases exponentially."
As part of Redstone's long-term business plan, the company sought to upgrade its primary data centres - in Hertfordshire and Cambridgeshire - to provide the foundation for next-generation services.
"The co-location business has served us well for more than 15 years and will continue to be important to us, but we knew we needed to invest for the future and increase capacity and performance now, which is why we turned to Brocade," added Fisher.
At the Cambridgeshire facility, Brocade VDX 6720 and 6730 switches were deployed with VCS Fabric technology to create an Ethernet fabric delivering 10 Gigabit Ethernet (GbE) performance for highly bandwidth-intensive applications.
"In the short time that the network has been live, we've seen a dramatic increase in speed and reliability. We are now able to better predict capacity requirements and utilisation, and have already scaled the network to support 4,000 virtual machines.
"With the new environment, we are already planning for the future, developing new service offerings knowing full well that we have a network that can cope with whatever we ask of it. That kind of confidence is priceless," conclude Fisher.
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