Enterprise Systems Integrator Expands Value Proposition With Future SDN Network Functionality
MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA -- (Marketwired) - Systems Integrator Advent One has deployed high-performance switch/router networking solutions from Brocade (NASDAQ: BRCD) as the foundation of its latest managed cloud services enterprise offering. From its Melbourne headquarters, Advent One has established a carrier-grade IP network core with the Brocade® MLXe-16 switch/router to deliver a managed cloud environment capable of managing rich applications, including Software-as-a Service (SaaS) offerings.
"We needed to architect a network that could scale for the mid to large enterprise customer, as well as deliver any mix of cloud environment that the customer required. This was an entirely new network build, and it was very clear that we needed a carrier-grade switch that could meet our total-cost-of-ownership requirements. The core switch is the most important piece of network infrastructure so it has to be robust, with a high level of system redundancy. We were satisfied that the Brocade MLXe-16 could meet our continuity of service requirements and its ease of deployment, performance, and ability to scale have reinforced the fact that Brocade has the functionality we need," said Graeme Clark, managing director of Advent One Pty Ltd.
With the core network in place, Advent One has been moving ahead with its managed services for the cloud and has added new services such as virtual private networking, IP telephony, and virtual desktops to its offering.
"With mid-sized customers under pressure on headcount and resources, there is a growing trend to hand off day-to-day provisioning of IT infrastructure and offload workloads to the cloud," said Clark. "In these circumstances it is important to protect client relationships by meeting their new needs. The incorporation of our highly skilled Consultancy division means we're well positioned to develop and deploy cloud solutions for clients, taking the best from public and private cloud models."
The Brocade MLX® Series is designed to be the network pivot at and between cloud data centers and end users. Built with Brocade's state-of-the-art, sixth-generation programmable architecture and terabit-scale switch fabric, the Brocade MLXe-16 will enable Advent One to meet massive bandwidth demands, achieve greater virtualization, and provide high-value cloud-based services using less infrastructure -- thereby simplifying operations and reducing costs.
"With the cloud computing revenue growing from USD $1.7 billion in 2010 to $18.7 billion in 2016(1), we need to deliver network platforms that can provide programmability, scale, and operational simplicity, enabling them to adapt and grow their network quickly," said Gary Denman, Senior Director, Australia and New Zealand for Brocade. "Leveraging the Brocade VCS Fabric technology and switching benefits from the Brocade MLXe-16 will not only enable Advent One to realize better TCO, but also address network performance challenges that all cloud service providers face."
As demand for the Advent One Managed Services for the Cloud offering progresses, the company will be able to leverage the powerful, standards-based network virtualization capabilities of the Brocade network platform, including Software-Defined Networking (SDN) control to support an agile network for specialized service delivery.
"We've found the Brocade core switch is very capable in delivering services as we've been able to keep increasing the workload without having to add to our initial configuration. It is also very flexible and accommodating of our technology stack, without the need for additional licenses," concluded Clark.
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(1) Sources: Brocade, 451 Research, VentureBeat, ZDnet, Service Excellence Partners.