Spanish health insurer deploys Force10 Networks TeraScale E-Series to bring always-on application access to its data centres

San Jose 16 October 2007Adeslas, a health insurance company in Spain, has successfully deployed Force10 Networks' TeraScale E-Series family of switch/routers at the foundation of its network to connect its Madrid data centres and provide reliable, always-on application access.


"Our data centres house all of our applications that are used in branch offices, hospitals and corporate headquarters, making network reliability a crucial element to providing seamless and high quality service", stated Alberto Sisi Moreno, information systems director at Adeslas. "Force10 provides us with the confidence of knowing that as our network capacity and traffic demands increase, the E-Series will deliver the reliable performance we need to ensure network availability."

The Force10 TeraScale E-Series uniquely combines the crucial performance characteristics of reliability, network control and scalability to power Adeslas' data centres and business applications, such as web services and file sharing, that are used within its branch offices and corporate headquarters, as well as hospitals throughout Spain.

The built-in resiliency of the Force10 TeraScale E-Series provides the reliability Adeslas needs to efficiently process the increasing amount of traffic created by additional employees, hospital staff and customers without compromising performance. To serve this growth without consistently adding new devices, the TeraScale E-Series delivers up to 1260 Gigabit or 224 Ten Gigabit Ethernet ports, providing a seamlessly scalable network foundation.

The modular Force10 Operating System (FTOS) software features an industry standard command line interface that enables Adeslas to simplify the process of software upgrades and system management by leveraging its existing knowledge base. The passive nature of the TeraScale E-Series copper backplane eliminates it as a single point of failure, providing further system-level reliability that is critical in maintaining network uptime and ensuring always-on access to Adeslas' business critical applications. Working in conjunction with the backplane is a three CPU architecture that distributes switching, routing and management functions to task-specific processors, providing system and memory protection.

"Organisations like Adeslas must build out their network infrastructure to better support new and evolving applications as well as a more distributed workforce and growing community of customers", stated Stephen Garrison, vice president of marketing at Force10 Networks. "The Force10 TeraScale E-Series creates strategic value by providing reliability as well as industry-leading port density to ensure optimum ROI and long-term investment protection."

Force10's Reliable Networking product portfolio delivers the reliability, network control and scalability required to build a network that is application ready. With built-in flexibility, businesses like Adeslas can leverage Force10 switches and routers to transform their networks into strategic assets.

Force10 Networks is a pioneer in building and securing reliable, high performance networks. With its no compromise approach to networking and advances in high density Gigabit and 10 Gigabit Ethernet switching, routing and security, Force10 delivers the innovative technologies that allow customers to transform their networks into strategic assets at the lowest total cost of ownership.

Leslie Versweyveld

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