As part of the Smart Dubai (smart city) initiative, the Dubai Municipality turned to Big Switch to help it transform its legacy data centers into a hyper-converged, next-generation solution. Dubai is the first data center in the MENA region to be fully operational via SDN Technology and is fully integrated and orchestrated for VMware workloads.
Dubai Municipality first began to modernize its datacenter approach when it became apparent that scaling with traditional tools would quickly become uneconomical. One of its first steps was to determine the true capacity of its network. Additionally, the municipality wanted to eliminate core switch renewals, reduce migration costs and increase performance.
Dubai Municipality chose Big Cloud Fabric from Big Switch to modernize its data center network. The deployment leveraged a “core and pod” approach, which provides enhanced visibility and automation with vSphere server virtualization deployments in a single pane of glass integrated directly with vCenter to automate applications on an SDN fabric.
Join this webinar to hear directly from Dubai Municipality’s IT Infrastructure Projects and Datacenter Manager, Mr. Ahmad Mohamed Darwish Ali Alemadi as he shares the vision, strategy & deployment details of this large scale DC modernization project.
Learn how this Customer:
#1: Increased network performance, speed and bandwidth, including 42X increase of switching speed and a 16x increase in backbone capacity.
#2: Combined three physical datacenters to a single logical cloud, reducing migration costs by 90%.
#3: Reduced infrastructure size and enhanced performance resulting from core-and-pod approach.