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EscapeNet gears up with Brocade for National Broadband Network-driven market opportunities

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BANGALORE, INDIA: EscapeNet is preparing to maximize opportunities from Australia's National Broadband Network (NBN) rollout by deploying new Brocade routers and switches at its new point of presence(PoP).

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The ISP currently offers national ADSL2+ broadband services, and it plans to leverage NBN opportunities and expand its network with an additional PoP in New South Wales. With the NBN's fibre access network connecting customers at much higher speeds than conventional broadband, the quality of an ISP's PoP infrastructure becomes far more critical.

"While we weren't facing any particular issues in terms of performance, our PoP equipment was nearing the end of its service life and its lack of scalability was going to have a serious impact going forward," said Stavros Patiniotis, founder and MD of EscapeNet. "Ideally, we were looking for a complete replacement that could cope with 500 percent growth over the next five years, while also being cost-effective to deploy and operate."

Working with ASI Solutions, Brocade's long-standing partner in Australia, EscapeNet focused in on Brocade carrier-class Ethernet routers and switches, which are purpose-built for efficient service delivery at the network edge. Running the same Brocade Multi-Service IronWare operating system as the large-scale Brocade MLXe Core Routers, the Brocade NetIron CER 2000 Routers and NetIron CES 2000 Switches give EscapeNet carrier-class capabilities and reliability in a single-rack-space form factor.

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