Over the Wire deploys Brocade NetIron CER 2000 Series routers and NetIron CES 2000 Series switches

Brocade NetIron CER 2000 Series routers

Telecom Lead Australia:Brocade announced that Australian network solution provider Over the Wire (OTW) has deployed Brocade  NetIron CER 2000 Series routers and NetIron CES 2000 Series switches as the foundation for a new, high-performance network — delivering resilient connectivity within its points-of-presence and customer sites.

With a portfolio of solutions that include IP WAN, IP Voice and Infrastructure-as-a-Service, the company has a strong footing in the SME market but its real challenges come from the complex network requirements of its corporate customers. The new network platform helps the company maintain a strong growth trajectory, which saw the company more than double in size over the last 12 months.

“Our requirement was for high-speed Layer 2 connectivity at the right price point, with VPLS functionality for larger networks, especially large corporate environments,” Over the Wire director, David Tisdall, said. “Additionally, Brocade was the only vendor with MPLS capability in a single unit at a good price. A lot of our industry peers use Brocade solutions and recommend them highly, and so do our network engineers courtesy of past exposure to Brocade solutions.”

The new Ethernet platform deployed by OTW includes Brocade NetIron CER 2000 Seriescompact multiservice Carrier Ethernet routers, Brocade NetIron CES 2000 Series multiservice compact Ethernet switches, Brocade 6910 Carrier Ethernet access switches, and Brocade ICX 6430 and ICX 6450 enterprise-class stackable Ethernet switches.

This network platform is supported by Brocade’s world-class support infrastructure. With multiple Brocade Technical Assistance Centers and more than 170 parts depots in over 40 countries, Brocade is capable of delivering reliable support whenever and wherever it is needed.

With these system building blocks, OTW has been able to structure a highly capable and scalable network that enables it to take a standardized approach to customer requirements, leading to cost savings and greater efficiency. Its core network now comprises two devices rather than 10 and, according to Tisdall, OTW has been able to boost network speed by a factor of 10 while reducing operational costs by 20 percent.

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