The deployment of Brocade solutions by RackCorp coincides with Brocade’s announcement that Linktech Solutions has joined the Brocade Alliance Partner Network (APN) Program with Premier Partner status, to meet growing demand for network convergence and further extend its footprint across Australia.
Rackcorp – which operates 21 data centres across nine countries - says it has embraced the Software-Defined Networking (SDN) capable family of Brocade VDX switches and VCS Fabrice technology to meet the high-availability and increasingly high-bandwidth requirements of its global client base.
“The primary driver for a new network was the ability to plan for more bandwidth. Whilst the RackCorp network is not currently experiencing large loads that impact performance, we could see that our previous capacity would be under stress within the next two to three years. This is a purely strategic deployment now to move to Brocade solutions that offer valid features and provide a roadmap for the future,” said RackCorp director and network operations manager, Stephen Dendtler.
Dendtler said that the Brocade solution was selected because it provides the “highest performance in its price range”, which allows the company to sell at a better price point resulting in better outcomes on both sides. “It also provides a greater incentive to grow our content delivery network and high-volume network services.”
“There’s a lot of talk in the market about SDN but a lot less productive use of the technology thus far,” said Gary Denman, Senior Director for Australia and New Zealand, Brocade.
“RackCorp’s deployment of the Brocade VCS fabric shows Brocade’s SDN implementation is mature enough to support dynamic 24×7 software-as-a-service capabilities, with millions of dollars per hour being transacted by financial service clients.”
Under partnership with Brocade, Linktech Solutions will gain access to a range of development and sales incentives to support the shift toward open, more flexible and efficient network infrastructure.
Founded in 2012, Linktech provides IT consulting and implementation services from its offices in Sydney and Melbourne, with strong expertise in enterprise mobility, unified collaboration, data centre, cloud computing and infrastructure solutions for a broad range of industries, including health, education, corporate, government and enterprise.
“As the market for network convergence continues to grow rapidly across Australia, we are constantly looking for new partners that offer extensive industry and vertical expertise,” Denman said.
“Linktech Solutions has a skilled team of consultants and engineers experienced in developing strategies that transform the delivery of IT services, which will enrich and extend our range of networking solutions in Australia.”
Denman said the Brocade APN Program rewards partners that invest in developing knowledge-rich practices to address new technology trends, and offers a full set of intelligent, customisable tools that will assist partners in selling Brocade solutions and supports the needs of partners as they help customers make the transition towards network convergence.
Linktech Managing Director Ahmed Latif said, “By combining our market knowledge with Brocade's leading networking solutions, we now have a compelling world-class offering for customers seeking to drive more efficient and flexible IT operations, through initiatives such as virtualisation, data centre transformation and cloud computing."