Tissat Deploys Brocade Ethernet Fabric
With demand for cloud IT environments continuing to rise, Spanish cloud managed service provider Tissat has turned to Brocade to deliver a data center networking solution based on Brocade Ethernet fabrics and VCS fabric technology.
“In our business, complex IT means higher cost to the customer. When building our new facility, we wanted to be able to provide both Ethernet and Fibre Channel support across a common network to support virtual machine mobility, but at the same time radically simplify management and operational processes. Brocade Ethernet fabric technology met, and even exceeded, our requirements.”
With its existing facilities in Madrid and Valencia close to reaching capacity, and the demand for cloud IT environments continuing to rise, Spanish cloud managed service provider Tissat has turned to Brocade to deliver a data center networking solution based on Brocade® Ethernet fabrics and VCS™ fabric technology. The new deployment creates the foundation for Spain’s first commercially available Tier IV data center, an award-winning 4,000 square meter facility (called Walhalla) in Castellón de la Plana, 350 km east of Madrid and nearby Valencia. Tier IV data centers conform to the Tier Classification System standard, certified by the Uptime Institute, and represent the industry’s highest certification level for IT organisations.
Utilizing Brocade VCS technology to build a highly virtualized cloud-optimized data center, Tissat will be the first company to leverage the extended family of Brocade VDX™ Data Center Switches as part of an environment that includes the newly launched Brocade VDX 6720 Data Center Switch and existing Brocade VDX 6720 Data Center Switch. The Brocade VDX 6720 is a 10 Gigabit Ethernet (GbE) switch that protects existing SAN infrastructure investments by seamlessly bridging Ethernet fabrics to Fibre Channel SAN fabrics. With this addition to the Brocade VDX product family, Brocade now provides a complete solution for future-proofing data center networks, cost-effectively supporting GbE to 10 GbE server transitions and LAN/SAN bridging.
Tissat’s business model is focused on providing highly available IT services for mission-critical environments and cloud-based solutions to public and private sector organizations. With services offered throughout Spain, Tissat designs, operates and manages its clients’ total IT assets while providing infrastructure services (such as hosting, data storage, back-up and recovery), application development, database management, business continuity, Web and business process outsourcing (BPO) services. These services are based on pay-to-use IaaS, SaaS and PaaS models. To meet growing customer demand, Tissat’s new Tier IV data center allows the company to scale operations and deliver dynamic and differentiated services, such as video streaming, high-speed data recovery and multi-site data synchronization.