Geojit BNP Paribas selects Brocade switching infrastructure for expansion

Telecom Lead India: Geojit BNP Paribas, a financial
services provider, has deployed a new networking infrastructure supplied by
Brocade at its Kochi headquarters.

The new network offers more than 1,100 wire-speed Gigabit
Ethernet access ports, more carrying power, and a low-latency core.

Geojit BNP Paribas has more than 633,000 clients, Rs
11,027 crore worth of assets under management and a national network of over
540 offices.

The network is obviously the operational backbone of our
business and after several years of strong growth, we were beginning to
experience constraints in our existing infrastructure,” said A Balakrishnan,
CTO of Geojit BNP Paribas.

Brocade offered Geojit BNP Paribas a scalable foundation,
with low-latency performance for continued development of services delivered
through Internet, mobile, call center and branch office channels.

Geojit BNP Paribas selected Brocade’s BigIron RX-8
Ethernet switch, designed for non-stop operation, as the heart of its new
network. The RX-8 provides up to 384 non-blocking Gigabit Ethernet (GbE) or 128
10-GbE ports in a compact chassis with 1.92 Tbps of total switching capacity.

Brocade said its 48-port FastIron Workgroup switches have
been deployed to provide network access and power-over-Ethernet within Geojit
BNP Paribas’ head office and call center while 48-port Brocade FastIron LS
switches are used for server connectivity within the data center.

With the implementation of the new Brocade switching
infrastructure, it now has a superior networking foundation with which to drive
quality-based competitive advantage and scale its operations while maintaining
a low network management overhead,” said Rajesh Kaul, regional sales director
for Brocade India.

Brocade unveils The Effortless Network simplifying campus LAN

Recently, Brocade announced the launch of The Effortless
Network, its new vision. Based on Brocade HyperEdge technology, it is designed
to deliver new levels of automation and simplification of the campus LAN

The new vision offers significant cost savings and
investment protection to customers. Brocade has also introduced two additions
to the Brocade ICX switch family to support the company’s advancements in
campus LAN technology.

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