Wing Cloud Builds State-Of-The-Art Data Center on Brocade Cloud Networking Foundation

Press release: 30 Jan 2015 - K.L.

This news is pretty interesting to me because it touches on best practices.

The Guizhou Provincial Government has set a target to develop the provincial capital, Guiyang, into one of China’s top-tier hubs for cloud computing and Big Data by 2020, by leveraging infrastructure such as abundant hydropower and well-developed transport links. To align with this initiative, Wing Cloud High Technology Ltd (Wing Cloud) - a cloud computing service provider, was established last year with the aim of becoming an innovation hub for the province, and invested an initial 300 million yuan (US$48 million) to build an 8,800 square-meter data center that can support up to 12,000 servers and multitenant cloud computing operations.

In order to build an Ethernet fabric that could scale to thousands of ports within a single Layer 2 domain, Wing Cloud deployed a pair of Brocade VDX® 8770 Switches as spine switches in conjunction with more than 100 Brocade VDX 6710 and VDX 6740 leaf switches that provide wire-speed 1 Gigabit Ethernet (GbE) and 10 GbE top-of-rack connectivity to servers hosting virtual machines. In addition to the data center Ethernet fabric, Wing Cloud also deployed highly scalable Brocade MLXe-16 core routers to support extremely reliable and secure high-bandwidth connections to customers. The entire infrastructure is managed through Brocade Network Advisor, an easy-to-use network management platform for Brocade switches and routers across the entire network lifecycle.

All Brocade networking devices deployed by Wing Cloud support key Software-Defined Networking (SDN) protocols, including OpenFlow and VXLAN/NVGRE. The Brocade VDX 8770 switches and MLXe-16 routers also operate seamlessly under the Brocade® Vyatta Controller, a quality-assured edition of OpenDaylight and the industry’s leading open source SDN controller.