Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Polaris implements Brocade for campus and data center network revamp

NEW DELHI, INDIA: Polaris Financial Technology Ltd, a leading global financial technology company, has upgraded its campus and data center network with new switching infrastructure from Brocade. The solution will support increased developer productivity with improved performance, greater security while delivering a 30 percent lower total cost-of-ownership.

Polaris offers state-of-the-art solutions for Core Banking, Corporate Banking, Wealth and Asset Management and Insurance. It is the chosen partner for nine of the top 10 global banks and seven of the top 10 global insurance companies, and is recognized by Forrester and Gartner as being among the global leaders in the BFSI sector.

“We work in an environment which is highly critical, real-time and runs 24X7X365, this makes our network even more vital and spurred the need for a revamp of our campus and data center networks,” said Shashi Mohan, CIO and CTO, Polaris. “The solution proposed by Brocade answered our need for increased performance and security while offering greater scalability, flexibility and a 30 percent better total cost-of-ownership compared to the present system.”

Brocade FastIron SX Series switches have been deployed to form a scalable, secure, low-latency, and fault-tolerant 10 Gigabit Ethernet (GbE) IP core. The high port-density and high-capacity backplane of the FastIron SX 1600s enables Polaris Software to dispense with a conventional aggregation switching layer, connecting access switches that support 5,000 staff and 400 servers directly to the switching core.

Within the Polaris data center FastIron SX 800s have been deployed to handle physical and virtual server access while Brocade's FCX Series and FWS Series switches connect workstation and IP phones. The FCX Series supports 10GbE uplinks to the core network and up to 48 GbE Power-over-Ethernet access ports per switch while the FWS Series provide 1GbE uplinks and 48 GbE Power-over-Ethernet access ports per switch.

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