A specialist network service provider running on
"This is a high-tech industry, but it is in just about everybody's interest to be able to share critical -- and expensive -- IT resources. That, however, is easier said than done since the industry deals with very large data sets that place huge demands on the network," said Cinenet director,
Clark added, "For example, each frame in a digital production can easily require two gigabytes of source material, so the total data volumes are massive. A finished digital print is around 250 gigabytes, but distributing it to 500 cinemas across the country is still a huge job, which is why we -- and in fact much of our industry -- rely heavily on our Brocade network infrastructure to keep things moving."
Cinenet's core network nodes -- located in
According to Clark, Cinenet selected Brocade routers and switches due to the extremely high level of utilization the network has to cope with. With 10 Gigabit Ethernet (GbE) links being used at maximum capacity for hours on end, Cinenet's infrastructure must be capable of non-stop operation with all router and switch ports running at wire speed.
"The Brocade MLX platform has proven to be an extraordinary piece of hardware. We have deployed a Brocade MLX router at our
Based on this highly robust foundation, Cinenet is now facilitating the direct connection of customers to the AWS data center in
"We have been delighted to watch the Brocade platform provide true business benefits for Cinenet," said
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