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Brocade taps Southeast Asian economy

Anuradha Shukla | Dec. 8, 2011
Helps Internet service provider CBN establish cloud computing data centre in Indonesia.

Indonesian Internet service provider CBN has established a cloud computing data centre using Ethernet fabric switching from Brocade.

The new data centre infrastructure enables CBN to tap new revenue opportunities presented by the lucrative Southeast Asian economy.

CBN will now be able to offer cloud-based application services that address the requirements of their business customers even more effectively. This strategic move has given a competitive edge to CBN, which now aims to establish a valuable new market position in Indonesia’s telecommunications sector.

“We are once again pioneering new technology and new services in the Indonesian market,” said Tony Hariman, CTO of CBN. “In this position it is very important to invest in infrastructure that enables us to scale as the business develops, and to maintain low operational overheads. Brocade's Ethernet fabric solution enables us to start small as we develop our initial application service offering and then to easily expand the cloud-computing data center as these services are rolled-out and gain market traction. The level of automation provided by the Brocade VDX switches helps us create autonomic infrastructure that more or less manages itself.”

Service quality and innovation
CBN deployed Brocade VDX 6720 Data Center Switches to maintain a competitive edge through service quality and innovation in a service provider market dominated by large local and international state-owned enterprises. Brocade VDX 6720 Data Center Switches enable low-latency any-to-any connections among the grid servers and the virtual machines they host.

The Indonesian internet service provider is also using Brocade FastIron WS648G Ethernet switches in a separate front-end network that connects the cloud-computing grid to the routing infrastructure at the heart of CBN's IP service network.

“Indonesia is a member of the G20 and one of the best-performing emerging economies, with a large and diverse domestic market,” said Gina Tan, Director of Brocade South East Asia.  “Viewed in this context, CBN's move into cloud-computing services makes perfect sense since it can offer cost-effective application services to meet the increasingly sophisticated needs of local businesses. Brocade Global Services, our professional services arm, has been deeply involved in helping CBN realise its technical vision and move toward its strategic business objective.”


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