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TELCO Meets Data Center Growth and Green IT Demands With InfiniBand-Based Layered Grid Architecture

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Executive Summary

This European-based TELeCOmmunications (TELCO) leader provides wireless communication and value-added services to millions of consumers worldwide. The company's existing IT environment hosts more than 30,000 servers deployed in multiple geographically distributed datacenters. The company is experiencing rapid, sustained business growth that is straining its IT infrastructure. One problem is the large number of SMP (symmetric multi-processor) servers; fully 50 percent are 4-64 CPU systems that are inherently expensive, inefficient and inflexible. The company has chosen a Mellanox InfiniBand-based interconnect solution and completed a proof-of-concept implementation. The InfiniBand interconnect architecture satisfies all of these requirements. It which improved application performance and dramatically lower total cost of ownership.

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