Leading Hosting Service Provider ReadySpace Selects Force10 Networks to Give Customers ‘Bulletproof’ Reliability and Low Latency Performance

PR Newswire — January 11, 2011

SAN JOSE, Calif., Jan. 11, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — Force10 Networks, Inc., a global technology leader that data center, service provider and enterprise customers rely on when the network is their business, today announced that ReadySpace, a leading hosting service provider based in Singapore, has selected the S-Series (TM) 1/10 Gigabit Ethernet (GbE) fiber switch to provide 10 GbE performance and reliability for its growing number of customers in South Asia.

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In just eight years, ReadySpace has grown from a modest hosting provider with small business and individuals as customers to a major enterprise and game hosting service for some 5,000 customers. ReadySpace deployed several Force10 S50N switches, configured with 48 GbE ports and four 10 GbE ports. However, as the deployment took place over time, network traffic doubled in volume. To accelerate the speed of the installations, IT staff at ReadySpace then deployed Force10’s JumpStart software, which expedited the process by enabling rapid bare-metal provisioning of the S50 switches.

“Since we opened in 2002, we’ve prided ourselves and differentiated our business based on our ability to deliver a high level of service, superior peering arrangements and low-latency bandwidth,” said David Loke, executive director, ReadySpace. “However, as our customer demand increased due in part to Singapore’s initiative to provide Gigabit Ethernet services to individual citizens, we selected Force10 Networks because we needed a more dynamic and flexible infrastructure with bulletproof reliability that could flawlessly handle these spikes in network traffic.”

The S50s were deployed to replace ReadySpace’s core switches, each configured with 48 GbE and four 10 GbE ports. Once installed, ReadySpace IT staff deployed Layer 3 protocols, such as OSPF, BGP and VRRP to manage the traffic between servers and their storage systems. The team also utilized the built-in SNMP v3 support for general network management, along with ACLs for administrative access. With space in the data centers at a premium, the 1-RU form still provides a switching fabric capacity of 288 Gbps and forwarding capacity of more than 131 Mpps.

“Hosting providers such as ReadySpace face tremendous challenges stemming from rapidly growing customer demand and inflexible infrastructure that are difficult to effectively scale,” said Arpit Joshipura, chief marketing officer, Force10 Networks. “Around the world, service providers have recognized that the flexible, dynamic architecture of Force10 switches is purpose-built to seamlessly, reliably and cost effectively handle the traffic peaks that are characteristic with providing Internet access to thousands of bandwidth-hungry customers.”

About Force10 Networks

Force10 Networks is a global technology leader that data center, service provider and enterprise customers rely on when the network is their business. The company’s high performance Ethernet switching and routing solutions virtualize and automate Ethernet networks to deliver new and distinct economic advantages by increasing network availability, agility and efficiency while reducing power and cooling costs. Force10 provides 24×7 service and support capabilities to its global customer base in more than 60 countries worldwide. For more information on Force10 Networks, please visit www.force10networks.com.

Force10 Networks, the Force10 Networks logo, Force10, E-Series, Traverse, and TraverseEdge are registered trademarks and ExaScale, S-Series, TeraScale, FTOS, Open Automation, JumpStart, SwitchLink, SmartScripts, and HyperLink, are trademarks of Force10 Networks, Inc. All other company names are trademarks of their respective holders.

SOURCE Force10 Networks, Inc.

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