OpenStack-based SDN and Brocade IP Fabric delivers robust on-demand services, data privacy and best value for hosting and cloud computing customers
AMSTERDAM, THE NETHERLANDS–(Marketwired – Feb 9, 2016) – Servers.com has completed the roll out of a new software-defined network using Brocade IP Fabric. The network connects four data centres across two continents to ensure Servers.com can flexibly scale to meet the growing demand for its cloud, content delivery, and dedicated hosting services at competitive price-points. The highly automated, open standards-based network has enabled the company to join the small group of providers globally who offer 40 GbE server connectivity for data-intensive applications such as Big Data analytics.
Open to automation
To ensure that Servers.com can continue to provide the agility and scalability its customers need, the company has automated its data centres using its own OpenStack and Software Defined Networking (SDN) solutions.
Leveraging the Brocade IP Fabric as the foundation, Servers.com’s new network is built on Brocade VDX switches, which provide the OpenStack support, and programmable REST APIs required to enable the automation. These switches also offer 40 GbE ports that can be broken into four independent 10 GbE ports giving Servers.com huge flexibility.
Putting customers in control – fast, flexible, robust, secure, future proof
Offering up to 40Gbps to each server the new network is fast and fast to deploy – customers can order their server from a self-service portal and get exactly what they need spun-up and connected within 40 minutes.
Customers can configure virtual connections anywhere freeing switches from having to physically connect to specific servers. This means customers can quickly and dynamically scale their private networks.
Security is high; customers are guaranteed their own isolated network.
Automation of the data centres reduces ongoing maintenance, costs, and the risk of human error associated with manual configuration.
Adoption of open standards for SDN software and the supporting hardware gives Servers.com the ability to rapidly incorporate new capabilities without reengineering the network. This means customers can be confident of having access to the latest technologies and techniques without delay.
From bare metal to cloud
“This was a strategic investment. We had to completely re-think our infrastructure,” said Konstantin Bezruchenko, Chief Technical Officer at Servers.com. “And although we wanted to deliver powerful capabilities, the network itself had to remain simple to scale and manage. The combination of our own version of OpenStack with the Brocade IP Fabric allows us to offer customers anything from bare-metal dedicated networking to multi-continent cloud. I’m looking forward to seeing what our customers create with the new systems.”
Servers.com is part of XBT Holding established in 2005. XBT was founded to satisfy the growing demand for high-quality hosting solutions. The experience and expertise gathered over the years of cooperation with different industries helped us understand the way hosting is delivered. Practicality is, at this point, an underestimated factor influencing customers. The decision to consolidate all services provided by our subsidiaries is meant to simplify the way hosting is acquired.
Rajesh Kumar Mishra