CloudCentral deploys Brocade data center networking solutions

Australia’s cloud service provider CloudCentral deployed a cloud-ready Ethernet fabric from Brocade data center networking solutions. The new implementation will enable the New IP.

With the new data center network infrastructure in place, Brocade said CloudCentral can now accommodate strong demand for its existing services while working to fill additional cloud market niches.

“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,” said Kristoffer Sheather, founder and CEO of CloudCentral.  He added that the company has an annual growth rate of more than 50 percent.

The new network solution deployed at CloudCentral’s data centers in Canberra, Melbourne, and Sydney is based on Brocade VDX 6740 10-GIGABIT Ethernet Switches.

“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,” said Gary Denman, senior director for Australia and New Zealand, Brocade.

CloudCentral also employed the Brocade vRouter, which runs as a virtual machine on standard x86 systems at each data center. It operates as a firewall segregating virtual LANs, carrying out deep packet inspection of network traffic, and supporting VPN connections between CloudCentral and its customer sites.