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Cloud Plus to facilitate capacity on demand

After four consecutive years of strong growth
Cloud Plus, a wholesale provider of private cloud solutions, is
turning to Brocade for its next-generation data center and MPLS
network infrastructure. The company is applying its own on-demand
playbook to the network upgrade by leveraging the pay-as-you-go
flexibility of the Brocade Network Subscription
 acquisition
model.

After four consecutive years of strong growth
Cloud Plus, a wholesale provider of private cloud solutions, is
turning to Brocade for its next-generation data center and MPLS
network infrastructure. The company is applying its own on-demand
playbook to the network upgrade by leveraging the pay-as-you-go
flexibility of the Brocade Network Subscription
 acquisition
model.

Cloud Plus saw its revenues grow by 191 percent
in the financial year ending in June 2013. It achieved 147 percent
growth levels in fiscal year 2014, and is on schedule to exceed that
growth in 2015. The data traffic running over its network has
actually been growing at an even faster pace, as a result of the
telecommunication industry’s falling costs for network bandwidth
and the ability of Cloud Plus partners to execute larger deals that
deliver data transfer at a lower price.

In the new Cloud Plus data center in
Sydney Brocade VDX 6740 switches
 have
been matched with the latest Supermicro multinode integrated compute
devices and high density storage devices from EMC and Supermicro to
create a highly efficient cloud computing infrastructure. Because the
data center has only recently been bought into operation,
infrastructure utilization levels are still relatively low but Cloud
Plus is only paying Brocade for the Ethernet fabric ports connected
to active nodes. And, as demand for capacity at the Sydney data
center grows, Cloud Plus can add more Brocade VDX switches to
increase the size of the fabric network, enabling it to align costs
with revenue on a dynamic basis.

Network traffic continues to grow
exponentially while the cost of storing and switching data falls. As
a service provider, we need highly scalable infrastructure to support
this trend. We also have to ensure that we have sufficient capacity
to cater for significant bursts of growth without compromising
performance. The infrastructure investment required to achieve that
can tie up a lot of capital,” said Jules Rumsey, chief executive of
Cloud Plus.

 

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