Tata Sky taps networking system from Brocade to boost data center

Indian DTH operator Tata Sky has selected networking system from Brocade to boost data center capacity.

Earlier, Tata Sky selected Brocade FCX network switches for its call center operations.

The company will deploy a scalable Ethernet fabric based on Brocade VDX 6740 switches and Brocade VCS Fabric technology to increase data storage system capacity.

Tata Sky will replace a conventional three-tier switching infrastructure with Brocade network solution that operates as a single layer and a single virtual device delivering low-latency application performance and better user experience.

“We are planning to consolidate our data centers and Brocade will be our preferred networking partner. High throughput, no latency, and the highest level of automation are key features of Brocade technology that are directly relevant for our IT infrastructure,” said Ravishanker N, chief information officer of Tata Sky.

Edgar Dias, senior regional director for Brocade India and SAARC, said that Tata Sky will be moving straight to the leading edge with a data center Ethernet fabric that will enable it to scale its network almost effortlessly. The intelligent foundation for the increased virtualization of its data center operations will give it the agility to deal with spikes in service demand.

Brocade VDX 6740 switches support the VCS Fabric technology, which enables a high-performance switching cluster of interconnected switches that are manageable as a single device.

The VCS fabric will also provide Tata Sky with a very high level of network automation and virtual machine awareness, helping to increase the agility of its data center operations.

Baburajan K
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