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The platform, implemented for Megaport by Brocade partner ASI Solutions, features the first delivery of 100 Gbps network services in the region from Brocade. The solution is based on Brocade 100 Gigabit Ethernet (GbE) cards, which provide the massive routing capacity along with cost-effective support. As a result, Megaport believes it has an opportunity to make waves in the interconnect marketplace and meet the needs of organizations that are generating and consuming ever-increasing amounts of data.
'We want to revolutionize the way communications networks connect,' said
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'We believe that providing the highest port speeds is critical, which is why the high-performance Brocade MLXe Ethernet platform is a fundamental enabler for our services. Customers should be able to connect at 10 or 100 Gbps and mitigate the need for multiple cross-connects in a single site. We believe the availability of a better network will encourage organizations to roll out new products that take advantage of our cost-effective services,' said Slattery.
Once they are connected to Megaport, customers can use the fabric as a conventional Internet exchange, utilizing the Border Gateway Protocol, or they can establish Virtual Cross Connects with other organizations. In essence these are Layer 2 virtual circuits that can link two or more Megaport interfaces and can be allocated on a dynamic (non-rate-limited) or static (rate-limited) basis.
'We held a competitive tender for the Megaport core platform but, our team having had a strong positive experience with Brocade in the past, we feel its networking technology is the best available, with the greatest future possibilities,' said Slattery.
Each Brocade MLXe-16 chassis provides 7.68 Tbps of switching fabric capacity and can support up to 384 ports of 10 GbE or 16 ports of 100 GbE operating at full-duplex wire-speed. The Brocade platform is designed from the ground up for non-stop networking and programmatic control of the network through software-defined networking (SDN) -- a key enabler of Megaport's dynamic service offering.
'Many organizations have been running 10 Gbps for quite some time to address the interconnection requirements between switches and, more lately, servers,' said
Megaport's strategy is to drive a step-change in the network interconnection industry by rolling out 100 GbE network technology across
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