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Wilcon Uses Brocade MLX Series Routers for Its Metro Ethernet Network in LA

March 12, 2013

Wilcon Uses Brocade MLX Series Routers for Its Metro Ethernet Network in LA

By Calvin Azuri
TMCnet Contributor

Wilcon recently announced that it has deployed its Metro Ethernet network featuring Brocade (News - Alert) MLX series routers in Los Angeles. The new Metro Ethernet network leverages the company’s extensive dark fiber network to provide businesses in the area with best-in-class services and will enable them to meet increasing growth in data traffic. Wilcon is a specialist operator of an extensive network that connects major colocation facilities, data centers, and enterprise locations with dark fiber and lit circuits.

In a statement, Jon Deluca, CEO, Wilcon, said that, “LA is at the center of multiple industries driving tremendous data traffic growth. We are seeing an ever-increasing demand to support this traffic with the highest performance, most cost-effective network deployments available. By leveraging the Brocade MLX at the core of our Metro Ethernet Network, we are able to deliver industry-leading capabilities and network edge flexibility to our customers.”

All the data centers and Points of Presence (PoPs) with cores located across LA’s telecom district will now be connected via Wilcon’s Metro Ethernet Network thereby effectively enhancing network resiliency. The company offers Ethernet capabilities to customers, which include point-to-point and point-to-multipoint Layer 2 transport featuring speeds ranging from 10Mbps to 10Gbps.

Ken Cheng, vice president of the Routing, Application Delivery, and Software Networking Group at Brocade said that, “Wilcon is one of the premier fiber and data center infrastructure providers serving the West Coast. Purpose-built for the most demanding networks in the world, the Brocade MLX Series of high-performance routers provides a highly scalable and flexible core network solution for Wilcon to deliver truly best-in-class Metro Ethernet service to its customers.”

Brocade MLX routers will enhance Wilcon’s Metro Ethernet Network with wirespeed density, a multitude of rich Carrier Ethernet capabilities, in addition to extensive Layer 2 and Layer 3 capabilities. By leveraging the Brocade solution, Wilcon has successfully enhanced its network to ensure higher scalability, improved performance, and reliability, and optimized operational efficiencies for its customers.

Edited by Brooke Neuman
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