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Australia's Fastrack Technology Deploys Brocade Vyatta vRouter

By Michael Guta June 01, 2015

Communication solutions providers must be able to scale the services their customers need up and down quickly and efficiently. Having a flexible and elastic deployment gives companies the ability to address market conditions by accelerating the time-to-market for their products and services. With so much demand, network infrastructures now rely on intelligent platforms with next-generation architectures that can consolidate resources and maximize utilization while reducing capital and operational costs. One of Australia’s leading IT services company, Fastrack Technology, has announced it will be deploying Brocade Vyattav Router software networking technology to give its customers the capability to manage a rapidly evolving IT ecosystem.

Fastrack provides turn-key solutions for under-performing networks, cloud and cloud connectivity, barriers to collaboration, and operational inefficiencies to improve business capacity. With multinational and ASX100 (the 100 largest index-eligible companies listed on the Australian Securities Exchange) as focus of its customer base, it deals in a highly competitive and demanding market.

With the deployment of the Vyattav Router software networking technology, it is looking to address the needs of its clients. The Brocade solution will be the core component of Fastrack’s data center operations to leverage Software-Defined Networking (SDN) to deliver its Microsoft Azure, cloud, and network solutions for greater agility and scalability. 

“Brocade Vyatta vRouter technology underpins our solutions at a number of our data centers, and it is essential to have predictable, reliable, and scalable connectivity to provide services into our customers’ sites,” said Yoni Kirsh, managing director of Fastrack Technology.

Fastrack is running Brocade Vyatta 5400 and 5600 vRouters. These router use Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) as virtual machines running on top of hypervisors and industry-standard hardware. They are designed to change the static hardware-based networks of service providers into dynamic software networks to address highly virtualized and complex compute, storage, and architecture demands.

Key features of the 5600 vRouter include:

  • Intel Data Plane Development Kit (DPDK), which achieves more than 10 Gigabits per second of routing performance per processor core.
  • It uses Brocade vPlane technology to enable hardware-like routing performance in a software-based network appliance.
  • Multiple application, including virtual route reflector, virtual Top of Rack (vToR), high-performance BGP routing, and virtual firewall, VPN gateway, CPE and CE.
  • Network connectivity with full support for IPv4 and IPv6 dynamic routing protocols (BGP, OSPFv2 and v3, RIP), Multicast, Policy-Based Routing (PBR), NAT, and DHCP.

Additionally it provides robust security with firewall protection and stateful packet inspection to intercept and inspect network activity and protect critical data. This includes features that allows organizations to establish secure connectivity with site-to-site VPN tunnels with a standards-based IPsec VPN between two or more systems or any IPsec VPN device. Remote users can gain access through SSL-based OpenVPN functionality or Dynamic Multipoint VPN.

“Fastrack Technology is one of the first service providers in Australia to replace its core routers with Brocade Vyatta vRouters and integrate the platform as a key component of new solutions,” said Andy Miller, country manager for Brocade New Zealand. 

Edited by Stefania Viscusi

Contributing Writer

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