Global data center services provider CyrusOne, a wholly owned subsidiary of Cincinnati Bell (NYSE: CBB), announced today it selected Brocade ® MLXe ® Series routers to enable exchange traffic access between and within its facilities in Austin, Dallas, Houston, and San Antonio, as well as with remote customer locations in these markets. It’s another important milestone for the data center provider as it continues to make strides toward the launch of the first statewide Internet Exchange in the United States by the end of this year.
“The Brocade networking infrastructure we’ve chosen is hands down the right choice for the high-density, 10 gigabit Ethernet and 100 gigabit Ethernet level of data traffic CyrusOne is facilitating in and between our data centers. This deployment represents a paradigm shift in the way the oil and gas seismic industry exchanges massive amounts of data,” said Josh Snowhorn, vice president and general manager of Interconnection at CyrusOne. “Brocade brings a great reputation for performance and uptime to the CyrusOne platform, as proven by its success serving the largest Internet Exchanges worldwide.”
Brocade leads the market in providing switching and routing platforms to Internet Exchanges (IXPs). According to the European Internet Exchange Association (Euro-IX), Brocade holds 40 percent of the switch/router market share among European IXPs, with some of the largest members deploying the Brocade MLXe for its 100 gigabit Ethernet (GbE) and 10 GbE scale. The Brocade MLXe routers are designed to enable cloud-optimized networks by providing industry-leading 100 GbE and 10 GbE performance and density; rich IPv4, IPv6, Multi-VRF, MPLS, VPLS and Carrier Ethernet capabilities; and advanced Layer 2 switching and Hybrid Mode OpenFlow support to enable software-defined networking (SDN). Brocade recently introduced enhancements to its MLXe Series with the 24-port 10 GbE module, which enables this platform to scale to an industry-leading 768 10 GbE ports in a single chassis.