September 08, 2012
TMCnet Enterprise Solutions Week in Review
By Ashok Bindra
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This past week, the sector was buzzing with news activity.
For instance, TMCnet contributor Raju Shanbhag reported that Cargotec, a provider of cargo handling solutions for ships, ports, terminals and local distribution, plans to provide wide area network (WAN) connectivity to more than 150 Cargotec sites all over the world with help from Tata Communications’ (News - Alert) round-the-world fiber optic cable network.
As per this report, Tata Communications’ cable network connects Europe to India via Egypt, bringing increased capacity and improved communications links to the Middle East, as well as Europe. With improved latency, redundancy and scalability, the completion of the final link across Egypt enables Tata Communications to offer its customers unique access to a wholly-owned express route cable from Europe to India.
By streamlining its supply chain, it will allow Cargotec to improve productivity and operational efficiency all over the world, the company said, according to Shanbhag’s report.
Similarly, networking solutions provider Brocade announced support for server operating system Microsoft (News - Alert) Windows Server 2012. TMCnet contributor Nathesh reported that Brocade’s portfolio, which includes Fiber Channel storage area network (SAN) and Ethernet fabric solutions, now supports Microsoft Windows Server 2012 OS. The partnership formed between Brocade and Microsoft is supposed to enable SAN and IP networking solutions that facilitate private cloud, network and server virtualization.
In another news, TMCnet contributor Madhubanti Rudra reported that Brocade MPLS Network has enabled Excell Group to meet the connectivity needs of its demanding clients. Excell, which has been delivering highly scalable managed services to its clients across the globe without a single network failure for last few years, has deployed 15 Brocade NetIron CER routers across its three data centers and 12 PoPs.
The new routers from Brocade have helped Excell provide its clients highly cost-effective, low latency and scalable MPLS networks with the resilience to withstand traffic growth of more than 100 percent over the last year, wrote Rudra.
Also, this past week, it was reported that Intelligent Policy Enforcement (IPE) solutions provider Procera Networks has secured an initial order for its PacketLogic 8920s from a large, U.S.-based incumbent local exchange carrier (ILEC). Media reports suggest it could be either AT&T or Verizon (News - Alert). The company believes it received the contract because of its ability to help clients keep better track of user traffic on their networks.
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Lastly, contributor Shanbhag reported on the debut of Actuate’s (News - Alert) Xenos Repository for virtual document storage and delivery. The report indicates that this repository is specifically designed for use in the financial services, insurance and telecommunications industries. It is a document indexing, storage and multichannel delivery system for high-volume customer statements, electronic documents and scanned images.
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