London-based cloud managed service provider, Oncore IT has selected a new data centre networking application based on Brocade Ethernet fabrics and VCS Fabric technology to deliver enhanced performance and service availability, while delivering a pay-per-port pricing model for customers.
Oncore IT has deployed Brocade VDX 6710 and 6720 Data Centre Switches and Brocade VCS Fabric technology to enhance the design of Layer 2 networks inside its London and Amsterdam data centers.
Brocade Ethernet fabrics are designed to improve network utilisation, maximise application availability, increase scalability and simplify network architectures in highly virtualised data centres.
The new Ethernet fabric deployment will also provide 10 Gigabit Ethernet (GbE) performance to enhance Oncore IT’s network capacity to meet increasing bandwidth demands.
Using eight Brocade VDX 6710 and two Brocade VDX 6720 switches, Oncore IT has created two 10 GbE fabrics: one in London and the other at Oncore IT’s replicated data centre in Amsterdam.
Oncore IT technical lead Mick Caney said the upgrade to the Brocade VDX-based Ethernet fabric addresses the packet loss issue while peak times and network traffic.
"Brocade Ethernet fabric technology is allowing Oncore IT to begin the move away from spanning tree protocol, which can become difficult to manage as networks grow," Caney said.
"These factors, combined with ‘virtual chassis’ technology and full support for next-generation network technologies, like Converged Enhanced Ethernet and Data Centre Bridging, were instrumental in Oncore IT’s decision to go with the Brocade VDX platform."