Managed Cloud service provider, CloudCentral, has migrated to Brocade’s new networking solutions in its Canberra, Melbourne and Sydney Datacentres.
The migration enables the deployment of a Cloud-ready Ethernet fabric, beneficial for CloudCentral in that it adheres to 24/7 service level agreements and contains operating costs.
The new network solution is based on Brocade’s VDX 6740 10-Gigabit Ethernet switches that uses the company’s VCS Fabric technology. Brocade said that this eliminates the need to use the Spanning Tree protocol.
CloudCentral will also deploy the Brocade vRouter, which runs as a virtual machine on standard x86 systems at each Datacentre. It operates as a firewall segregating virtual LANs, carrying out deep packet inspection of network traffic, and supports VPN connections between CloudCentral and its customer sites.
CloudCentral founder and chief executive, Kristoffer Sheather, said compared to the company’s previous-generation Datacentre network, the Brocade solution is easy to manage and to scale.
“The level of intelligent automation enabled us to slot it into our overall cloud architecture without fuss and it performs faultlessly, allowing us to focus on meeting customers’ evolving needs with new services,” he said.
“Organic growth from our existing customer base, together with new wins, is driving our expansion at an annual run rate of more than 50 percent. That in turn means we put a lot of focus on infrastructure reliability and streamlined operations.”
Brocade, senior director for A/NZ, Gary Denman, said “to keep growing in the Cloud-first era of application hosting, service providers like CloudCentral must be able to scale their entire Cloud infrastructure - compute, storage, security, and network - holistically and without compromise. That where Brocade’s technology for the New IP pays huge dividends.”
“CloudCentral has been a genuine home-grown pioneer in the development of Australia’s Cloud-based services market. I’m very pleased Brocade is now a key partner in enabling its business to grow to a new level.”
Future plans for CloudCentral include the launch of Cloud-based data storage services that aim to enhance support for customers’ hybrid Cloud operational models.