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Ethernet Fabric Helps Leading Media Group Pave Way for Virtual Data Center

De Persgroep

De Persgroep reaps benefits of Brocade VDX 6720 Data Center Switches by improving network utilization and performance, while laying the foundation for migration to clouds.

More than 1.6 billion people globally read a hardcopy newspaper each day, and publishing houses must ensure that they can cope with continued demand while leveraging their revenue opportunities, expected to be worth $120 billion per year. In an effort to take advantage of these opportunities, Brussels-based media group, De Persgroep, has turned to Brocade (Nasdaq: BRCD) to deploy Europe’s first Ethernet fabric switching solution to manage out of control data growth, so it can continue to deliver hard-hitting news to its 1.5 million daily readers.

“Selecting Brocade was an easy decision. In its Ethernet fabric solution we didn’t find a class-leading solution, but a total revelation. In just a short-period of time we have noticed a marked improvement in network performance. Backup failures have disappeared and the fabric architecture has increased utilization and reliability, while simplifying management by an order of magnitude. In addition, as we look to accelerate our virtualization strategy, this approach provides virtual machines a greater sphere of mobility and gives us a blueprint for future growth.”

Wim Vanhoof
ICT Infrastructure Manager at De Persgroep

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