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Brocade addresses bandwidth demand in Indonesia

Anuradha Shukla | July 30, 2013
Delivers its SDN-capable MLXe-16 routers for the Indonesia Internet Exchange (IIX).

The Indonesian Internet Service Providers Association (APJII) has deployed Brocade MLXe-16 routers to address the growing bandwidth demand in the country, which has increased 10-fold in five years.

APJII will use these routers for the Indonesia Internet Exchange (IIX). Once deployed, APJII will leverage these core routers to scale IIX both in terms of aggregate throughput and individual connections with the Brocade MLXe platform.

As the Brocade MLXe-16 core routers can support software-defined networking (SDN) via the OpenFlow protocol, SDN can be applied within the IIX to automatically make efficient routing decisions, detect policy conflicts and overcome routing challenges.

"The Brocade MLXe core routers at IIX are designed from the ground up for non-stop networking, with an advanced redundant switch fabric architecture—complemented by hardware redundancy for the management modules, power supplies and cooling system—for very high availability," said Charlie Foo, Asia Pacific vice president of Brocade.

In recent years, Indonesia has experienced an increase in Internet traffic due to growing popularity of online gaming, music and video content.

Use of smartphones has also increased and as a result of all these changes IIX was unable to keep up with the demand of customers.

IIX thus searched for a new core routing platform for IIX and wanted it to deliver high throughput with a high density of 1 and 10 GbE wire-speed connections in a single chassis.

The Brocade MLX Series is built with sixth-generation architecture and terabit-scale connectivity. It successfully meets the increasing traffic requirements and cuts down the cost-per-bit of routing data traffic.

"Brocade multi-chassis trunking capabilities will add active-active redundancy between the core nodes, giving the IIX network core very quick failover, load-balanced performance and highly efficient use of bandwidth. It's really a best-of-all-worlds solution," added Foo.


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