San Jose, California – (The Hosting News) – February 20, 2008 – Web hosting company optimized for Web 2.0 applications, Rails Machine, has deployed the Force10 Reliable Networking product portfolio, to deliver maximum network uptime to its customer base of professional developers.
Rails Machine has deployed the TeraScale E-Series family of switch/routers and S-Series family of access switches to provide the network transparency required to monitor and optimize traffic on up to 10 virtual machines per physical server.
Bradley Taylor, CEO of Rails Machine noted, ”Virtual machines have allowed us to deliver a unique service to our customers, and we needed a network that could support this service without complicating management. The combination of the Force10 E300 and S50s allows us to scale our network infrastructure as traffic dictates, giving us the capacity to expand without a huge upfront cost.”
Rails Machine is deploying the Force10 S50 switches in a modular rack solution to efficiently add capacity on demand. Each server rack contains up to 300 virtual servers that are aggregated by a single S50 while a second S50 is dedicated to network storage traffic. At the core of the network, the Force10 TeraScale E300 provides the reliability, network control and scalability Rails Machine requires to seamlessly expand the edge of its network. With the Force10 solution, Rails Machine has a modular way to expand its network for future capacity and the ability to easily and accurately assess network costs and service prices.
To build transparency into the network that will enable traffic monitoring on multiple virtual machines within a single physical server, Rails Machine is leveraging the network control features of the Force10 operating system, FTOS. Using inline tools, Rails Machine can easily monitor and diagnose problems without shutting down the network or disrupting traffic while enhanced serviceability commands provide a complete hardware and software diagnostic suite to analyze and solve a problem, rather than simply react to its symptoms.
James Hanley, Senior Vice President of worldwide sales at Force10 Networks remarked, ”As virtualization emerges in the data center, transparency becomes crucial in ensuring the health and performance of the network. The flexibility of the Force10 product portfolio allows Rails Machine to optimize its network with a modular solution that provides redundancy while enabling seamless growth in the network as the need arises.”
The Force10 Reliable Networking product portfolio provides network control and scalability, to support emerging and evolving applications and technologies within the enterprise and the data center. With a portfolio that spans from the data center core to the enterprise wiring closet, Force10 can optimize solutions for the unique needs and requirements of customers.
Rails Machine provides web hosting, software, and support for commercial Ruby on Rails application deployments. Its principal clients are professional Ruby on Rails developers using pre-configured servers featuring high quality hardware and network infrastructure. They also offer server configuration tools for simple and high quality solutions for deploying applications in either hosted or internal corporate environments.
Force10 Networks builds and secures reliable, high performance networks, with networking and advances in high density Gigabit and 10 Gigabit Ethernet switching, routing and security.
To learn more about Force10, please visit: www.force10networks.com.
For more information about Rails Machine, please visit: http://railsmachine.com.