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Advancing cloud service delivery in Malaysia

AvantiKumar | Nov. 1, 2011
Brocade announces new features to enable revenue-generating cloud services for Malaysian service providers.

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PHOTO - Brocade regional director, Southeast Asia, Gina Tan.

Networking solutions firm Brocade has announced new features that will help Malaysian service providers build more resilient, revenue-generating cloud-optimised networks.

The new enhancements are part of the company's new Multi-Service IronWare Software Release 5.3 (Brocade NetIron 5.3 software release) for the Brocade NetIron family of Internet and metro routers, said Brocade regional director, Southeast Asia, Gina Tan.

The enhanced capabilities of the industry's first Terabit-trunk router family allow new revenue-generating cloud services, which will advance cloud services delivery in Malaysia, said Tan. "This family of routers gives service providers a migration path from providing basic connectivity services to delivering high-value cloud services, increasing customer satisfaction and creating new revenue-generating business opportunities."

She said network infrastructure has become the critical IT component for service providers developing cloud services. "In fact, according to Gartner, the total telecommunications market is expected to grow from US$2 trillion in 2010 to exceed US$2.4 trillion in 2015. Customers require an unlimited amount of fast, secure, value-added services from anywhere at any time-without prohibitive costs."

"The new Brocade NetIron 5.3 software release delivers on the four value propositions of the Brocade One strategy: non-stop networking, investment protection, unmatched simplicity and application optimisation," said Tan. "Brocade helps service providers transition their metro broadband and core networks to seamlessly meet growing customer demand. Scalable, high-performance Brocade network solutions provide the leading-edge capabilities that help service providers maximise their return on investment as they deliver new revenue-generating cloud services to their customers."

"Service providers are stressed with competitive pressures and the requirement to deliver more services to their growing customer base," said ZK Research principal analyst, Zeus Kerravala. "In order to build out a massively scalable, service-rich infrastructure, they require flexible and cost-effective networking solutions with a sophisticated feature set. With the enhanced capabilities delivered in the Brocade NetIron 5.3 software release, service providers can take advantage of their existing infrastructure and expand their performance, scalability and reliability while further simplifying their architecture."


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