London, United Kingdom – (The Hosting News) – January 7, 2009 – Wholly-owned subsidiary of NTT Communications Corporation, NTT Europe Online, has selected end-to-end switching and routing provider, Foundry Networks services.
NTT will utilize Foundry’s data center switching solution, the BigIron RX Series, as part of a data center upgrade in Paris and Madrid. In this multiphase project, NTT Europe Online will provide its customers with high-speed switching capabilities that support complex network infrastructures, managed services, hosted applications and cope with huge volumes of event-driven online traffic.
Craig Pennington, Vice President of Operations, NTT Europe Online noted, ”We wanted to upgrade our network and future proof it for the next five to seven years, so it was essential that we had high-speed Ethernet connectivity. Reducing power consumption was another consideration and, with costs increasing year-on-year, we wanted to manage this as much as possible. Foundry really won out on reduced power consumption. Many vendors make claims about how much power and space they can save, but Foundry really delivers on its promise. Based on the savings we have already seen, we are forecasting an overall saving of GBP 380,000 in power and support costs at both data centers over the next five years.”’
NTT Europe Online builds complex network infrastructures for flagship customers who rely on the company to deliver zero downtime, continual access to resources, and deliver managed services. As part of an infrastructure upgrade to gain performance and operational efficiencies, NTT Europe Online deployed the BigIron RX Series backbone switches in the two data centers due to ease of management and interoperability with existing data center equipment. Multiple BigIron RX-16 and BigIron RX-8 switches have been installed at both locations for high-performance aggregation and backbone switching to provide network resilience with Ethernet connectivity and lower operational costs.
NTT Europe Online is part of the Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corporation (NTT), the world’s second largest telecom provider with operating revenues near $100 billion and providing services in more than 200 regions worldwide. NTT Europe Online’s solutions include high-quality voice, data and IP services throughout Europe and managed applications, such as CRM systems, security, storage and 24/7 monitoring. NTT Europe Online’s customers include household names, such as the Union of uropean Football Association (UEFA), Arsenal Football Club, Aviva, http://Gumtree.co.uk and various public sector organizations and government entities.
Mr. Pennington continued, ”In addition to saving on energy, the BigIron RX switches also allow us to save on physical space in the data center. The nature of our business means that all equipment we have in our data centers must be revenue generating equipment.”
Foundry’s BigIron RX switches support mini-RJ21 connectivity for up to 1,536 GbE ports per system, resulting in a dramatically lower number of switches needed in an ‘end of row’ design than would be traditionally used in a similar set-up by other vendors. Deploying Foundry’s solution means NTT Europe Online will use only 10 switches, compared to 130 using equipment by competitors in a five row, 12 rack (per row) installation, for a substantial decrease in support and ongoing operational costs.
Scalable to over two billion packets per second, the BigIron RX Series is one of the most powerful Ethernet switch families in the industry. It incorporates the latest advances in switch architecture, system resilience, Quality of Service (QoS) and security in a family of modular chassis that set industry-leading benchmarks for price/performance, scalability and total cost of ownership (TCO).
Ken Cheng, Vice President and general manager for Foundry’s High-End and Service Provider Systems Business Unit commented, ”NTT Europe Online is a leader in data center services, dedicated to providing the best service in the industry. It deals with huge volumes of traffic on a daily basis and Foundry is helping to underpin its business offering. We are pleased to be an integral networking solution for NTT Europe Online’s infrastructure.”
Foundry Networks, Inc. is a provider of high-performance enterprise and service provider switching, routing, security and Web traffic management solutions, including Layer 2/3 LAN switches, Layer 3 Backbone switches, Layer 4-7 application switches, wireless LAN and access points, metro and core routers. Foundry’s customers include the world’s premier ISPs, metro service providers, and enterprises, including e-commerce sites, universities, entertainment, health and wellness, government, financial and manufacturing companies. For more information about the company and its products, call 1.888.TURBOLAN.
NTT Europe Online provides managed hosting, security and application management services to businesses globally. These services provide the reliability, availability, security and scalability needed to underpin business success online. NTT Europe Online is certified to ISO27001 for Information Security Management and, as part of NTT Communications, has the global reach and scale to support businesses of all sizes. NTT Communications is the global data and IP services arm of the Fortune Global 500 telecom leader, Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corporation (NTT).
To learn more about Foundry Networks, Inc., please visit: www.foundrynet.com.
For more information about NTT Europe, please visit: www.ntteuropeonline.com.