ASI Solutions has implemented Brocade MLXe series core routers for communications and data centre service provider, Vocus Communications (ASX:VOC).
Brocade MLXe routers can support 40 and 100 Gigabit per second Ethernet and on top of the usual redundant power supplies and fans, the routers feature an advanced redundant switch fabric architecture that helps the system operate at peak performance even in the case of a switch fabric card failure.
The implementation, which spans across 43 points-of-presence, gives Vocus a 16-fold increase in network capacity that will help meet requirements for enhanced data centre performance and cloud services demand.
Vocus COO, Luke MacKinnon, said the additional pressure on its network assets meant that it required high performance from every device connected to its core network.
“As we’ve built the business, we’ve also been standardising our infrastructure using best-of-breed solutions, and with the Brocade MLXe deployed as our next-generation platform, we now have addressed the need for extensive scalability that could quickly ramp up and provide the high port density our customers demand,” MacKinnon said.
During its last financial year, ended 30 June, Vocus’ key driver of business growth was its fibre and ethernet product line. Revenue from fibre and ethernet services grew 87 percent to reach $28.02 million. The Vocus Fibre network reaches more than 1000 buildings in Australia and provides near-net connectivity to an additional 30,000 buildings.