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Brocade expands Geojit BNP Paribas network

Anuradha Shukla | April 3, 2012
Switching infrastructure delivers low-latency networking and low total cost of ownership.

Networking solutions specialist Brocade has delivered a new networking infrastructure to Indian financial services provider Geojit BNP Paribas.

The new networking infrastructure has been deployed at the Kochi headquarters of Geojit BNP Paribas providing the firm with over 1,100 wire-speed Gigabit Ethernet access ports, more carrying power, and a scalable and resilient low-latency core.

The deployment provides a strong foundation for business expansion and new service offerings for Geojit BNP Paribas, an affiliate of one of the world's largest financial groups, and a pioneer of on-line securities trading in India.

"Geojit BNP Paribas has established itself as a leader among the thousands of stockbrokers operating in India," said Rajesh Kaul, regional sales director for Brocade India. "With the implementation of the new Brocade switching infrastructure, it now has a superior networking foundation with which to drive quality-based competitive advantage and scale its operations while maintaining a low network management overhead."

Non-stop operation

Brocade's BigIron RX-8 Ethernet switch will be at the heart of Geojit BNP Paribas new network and will provide up to 384 non-blocking Gigabit Ethernet (GbE) or 128 10-GbE ports in a compact chassis with 1.92 Tbps of total switching capacity.

Designed for non-stop operation, Brocade's high capacity BigIron RX-8 Ethernet switch enables Geojit BNP Paribas to connect all access switches directly to the network core.

This not only reduces the firm's total cost of ownership but also eliminates latency caused by having an aggregation layer.

"The network is obviously the operational backbone of our business and after several years of strong growth, we were beginning to experience constraints in our existing infrastructure," said A. Balakrishnan, CTO of Geojit BNP Paribas.

"Brocade was able to offer us a very compelling value proposition with its campus and data centre networking solutions. It provided a scalable foundation, with low-latency performance for our continued development of services delivered through Internet, mobile, call centre and branch office channels."


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