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Brocade expands partnership with Micron21

Anuradha Shukla | Feb. 26, 2016
Enables data centre to deliver new points of presence.

The Australia-based vertically integrated data centre-based service provider Micron21 has extended its reliance on Brocade's networking solutions.

Brocade networking solutions are enabling Micron21 Datacentre to deliver new points of presence, services, and capacity to its global network.

Micron21 first deployed Brocade MLXe Core Routers in its Melbourne data centres more than five years ago. The company experiences 30 percent year-over-year growth, and has decided to route its entire network across Brocade infrastructure.

"Having full control enables us to do things-such as offering geographically redundant, fault-tolerant IP networking-that others find a challenge. And we're now applying that end-to-end approach to the global stage," said James Braunegg, managing director of Micron21. "We have a direct example of how Brocade networking solutions perform with the challenge to resolve a critical DDoS attack on one of Australia's major ISPs and this is a great competitive edge for our business."

Exponential expansion

Micron21 aims to expand its network exponentially despite the recent addition of 700 Gbps of bandwidth across the global network.

The company aims to be known as faster and more agile than typical data center providers. This includes having Brocade network solutions powering Australia's first tier 4 data center.

Micron21 has been successful in differentiating its offerings with a highly successful Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) Protection as a Service offering.

The DDoS offering is currently in operation at multiple high-profile Internet Service Providers (ISPs), Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS), and Web hosting companies.

"Innovation in this instance for DDoS attacks depends on Brocade product reliability and openness to deliver services via local cross connections, in some instances available on demand. Not only are these product offerings compelling, they are certainly more relevant to today's business environment," said Gary Denman, senior director for Australia and New Zealand, Brocade.


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