Softbank says the new infrastructure will greatly reduce complexity and the cost of network operations within its data centres, giving the company greater agility to pursue new growth opportunities in Over-The-Top (OTT) services.
“Increased data centre agility is critical to realising the company’s strategy of delivering new OTT services to drive growth,” said Takenobu Yamane, manager of system infrastructure and service platform, Softbank.
“Deployment of Brocade VDX switches as part of the new common service infrastructure network gives our data centres a more flexible and automated foundation, supporting a much more streamlined and cost-effective operational model that is capable of responding rapidly to new demands.”
Brocade says the fabric-based architecture simplifies and automates virtual machine mobility and management within the data centres, “which is ideal for supporting cloud data centre operations”. This enables Softbank to increase the flexibility and responsiveness of its data centre and makes it easy to scale the infrastructure to meet current demands as well as future requirements.
Softbank has already deployed more than 70 Brocade VDX switches and is now considering adding more of the Ethernet fabric devices to expand its common service infrastructure network.