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Brocade Switches Improve Network Performance by 40% for TriMas Corporation

F.Y. Teng | March 28, 2013
The automotive products maker uses the switching solutions as essential components of a highly robust, fully redundant network infrastructure.

On Monday (March 25, 2013), Brocade announced that it had been chosen by TriMas Corporation Pty Ltd-a company that does automotive products manufacturing in Australia-to be its networking technology provider, alongside partner MYCOM Pty Ltd.

"A Brocade FastIron SX 1600 Layer 2/3 switch has been deployed as the core of the new TriMas network, providing a highly resilient and scalable 10 Gigabit Ethernet (GbE) foundation that connects the company's server farm and network access switches across the site," said Brocade executives in a statement to the press on Monday. "The access layer is comprised of Brocade FCX 648 Layer 2/3 switches that provide 1 GbE connectivity to workstations, IP telephones and factory equipment throughout the facility."

Commenting on his company's decision to run with a Brocade technology-based network, Scott Lancaster, IT Manager, TriMas, said, "This network upgrade with Brocade has introduced a level of business and technology innovation that will see us expand Brocade technologies to seven other remote sites, including Perth in Australia, New Zealand, Thailand and South Africa. Brocade has provided a solution that is highly efficient and, from an operational perspective, it runs smoothly in the background with performance improvements in the vicinity of over 40 percent. From an investment perspective, it is great value for money."


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