Globe Telecom has deployed the Philippines’ first-ever terrabit-level Data Center, which gives customers more efficient and high-powered computing and communication solutions.
The company announced it has upgraded its Data Center network facilities with Cisco’s CRS-3 Carrier Routing System and the Nexus 7000 Series Switches. This upgrade connects the company’s suite of Cloud Solutions to the world with high capacity 10Gbps connections, enabled by terabit-class routing and switching through its CRS-3 routers and Nexus 7000 switches. This enhancement further ensures that applications run by Globe Business customers will not be degraded by passing through bottlenecks on the network side.
The high-powered data centers of Globe Telecom also addresses the critical requirement of network availability. The configuration of Cisco’s Nexus 7000 Series switches and the CRS-3 routers, coupled with the hardware and software features of the equipment, will result in a practically uninterrupted network in the Globe Data Center. Further, with the data center enhancements, separate and distinct virtual routers and switches can now be defined to secure different customers from each other, while still delivering high performance.
With the CRS-3 Carrier Routing System, Globe is able to efficiently scale the infrastructure and intelligently deploy converged voice, video, data and mobility services with practical savings. Moreover, it is designed to help customers increase business profitability, service flexibility and operational efficiency. Globe has also upgraded its data centers with the Nexus 7000 Series Switches because of its scalability, continuous system operation, serviceability and transport flexibility.
“These upgrades will bring the network infrastructure of our data centers to the highest levels of performance, availability and security. It will also enhance our recently-launched suite of Cloud Solutions by providing a high-performance system that allows us to scale cloud services very quickly, while maintaining flexibility and reliability,” said Jesus Romero, Head of Globe Business, the unit in Globe Telecom that serves the Philippines’ top corporate customers.
Globe Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS), the company’s first venture into cloud computing, covers Backup, Storage and Compute services. These are all hosted at the Globe Data Center, where customers can get network access and solutions on-demand, and pay only for what they use. One important benefit of these cloud services, apart from the lower total cost of ownership (TCO) and higher elasticity, is high performance. This is only possible if the cloud infrastructure is designed end-to-end to deliver high performance, and the recent upgrade of the Globe Data Center facilities guarantees the customers just that.