Asian Paints deploys C-Series

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{image-Asian Paints_21102008.jpg www.oneindia.com}San Jose, Oct 21: Force10 Networks(R), the pioneer in building and securing reliable networks, announced that Asian Paints has deployed the C-Series(R) resilient switch at its data center in Mumbai.

The Force C150 switch serves as the network backbone for India's largest paint company, supporting its growing application landscape and its expanding global distribution network. "Organic growth, several acquisitions throughout Asia, and inferior legacy equipment left our network in a position that was not up to the challenge of continuing expansion," said M R Parasuram, chief manager of IT, Asian Paints. "Deploying the C-Series gave our network the reliability, performance, flexibility, and cost-effectiveness we required to improve existing network services and implement new capabilities that could best support our business, both today and in the future," Parasuram added. To deliver network services and enable server virtualization and on-demand capacity provisioning in the immediate future, Asian Paints required significant performance improvements.

Deploying the Force10 C150 resilient switch, the Asian Paints IT staff was able to leverage the C150's passive, non-blocking copper backplane capacity of 768 Gigabits per second. Its single-chassis design and redundant power supply/cooling components, and support for link resiliency protocols and port aggregation ensured a smoother implementation and improved overall reliability.

By providing up to 192 line-rate 10/100/1000Base-T ports per device, the C150 delivers an industry-leading port density that enables seamless network expansion as the company continues to grow and support additional applications.

That density also gave Asian Paints additional flexibility where they could afford to deploy an additional C150 device at their disaster recovery facility without concern about having to quickly add another switch at their primary data center.

"Asian Paints' growth is indicative of many other companies worldwide that must cost-effectively build network infrastructures that reliably deliver network services to a growing, more geographically dispersed customer base," said Stephen Garrison, vice president of Marketing at Force10 Networks. "The C-Series delivers the reliability and flexibility to enable customized networks that can deliver the most optimum ROI and long-term investment protection," Stephen added.

The Force10 Reliable Networking(TM) product portfolio supports advances in reliability, network control and scalability that enable enterprises to lower their total cost of ownership. By building a flexible network that is ready to support emerging and evolving applications, enterprises can optimize their networks for current needs as well as future requirements.

ANI

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