Shanghai Jiao Tong University Selects Brocade for SDN Backbone

Shanghai-Jiao-Tong-University-Selects-Brocade-for-SDN-BackboneShanghai Jiao Tong University (SJTU) has deployed powerful switching routers from Brocade to pursue its interests in Software-Defined Networking (SDN).

SJTU has deployed a 10 Gbps network backbone spanning its five campuses to accommodate the continued growth of data traffic from academic and administrative systems. Brocade has enabled the university to reduce costs and streamline management by migrating applications that previously ran over separate networks onto a single infrastructure.

The Brocade solution also paves the way for SJTU to pursue its interests in Software-Defined Networking (SDN), both at an academic level and as a way to support digital campus service innovation.

“We operate a large and complex network that has to reliably deliver services to tens of thousands of wired and wireless devices across our campuses,” said Rui Xie, director, Network Information, Shanghai Jiao Tong University.

“The Brocade MLXe routers we recently deployed have enabled us to cut network management costs by 50 percent while increasing core network performance 10 times. They provide us with a solid pathway, based on open standards, into the world of SDN,” added Xie.

Brocade network engineers worked with SJTU to devise a solution that meet its needs, based around BROCADE MLXE CORE ROUTERS. The routers are built with a state-of-the-art, sixth-generation network processor-based architecture and terabit-scale switch fabrics that enable the university to run the backbone at 10 Gbps – with the capability to support 40 and 100 Gbps wire-speed interfaces if and when they are needed.

“Shanghai Jiao Tong University is one of the pinnacles of higher education in China and is extremely strong in IT-related fields, so we’re naturally proud that it has reaffirmed its confidence in Brocade’s technology by deploying Brocade MLXe routers to support its next-generation backbone,” said Eric Yu, vice president, Greater China, Brocade.

“The university has a great deal of interest in SDN, both from an administrative and academic perspective, and we’re expecting to see a lot of SDN-enabled innovation come out of there in the next few years,” added Yu.

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