Foundry Supports Syntel's Infrastructure

by Sohini Bagchi    Jan 25, 2006

IT services player Syntel deployed Foundry Network’s switching and routing solutions recently.

Sajid Ahmed, Global Head - infrastructure, Syntel, informed CXOtoday that the network has been designed with highly resilient features to ensure business continuity. “Network reliability and scalability are critical not only to Syntel, but also to the Fortune 500 clients we serve through our global development centers.”

Asked why the company opted for Foundry’s solutions, he said, “When we began looking at network switch solutions, we found out that Foundry has the industry’s most advanced layer 2 and 3 networking equipment, both in terms of architecture and performance. We were also impressed by their ability to provide an open-ended and scalable solution.”

“Foundry’s ability to deliver low-latency, reliable, and scalable solutions has reduced our TCO while future-proofing the network investment.” Ahmed informed that prior to this, Syntel had also selected Foundry Networks to support the network infrastructure of their GDC in Chennai.

Commenting on the deployment, he said that Foundry’s BigIron RX family of high-performance routing switches will power Syntel’s network core at the new campus, which accommodates more than 7,000 engineers. The BigIron RX family features redundant switch fabrics, system management, and power supply components to ensure maximum reliability.

“Moreover, FastIron WLAN POE switches and IronPoint access points will be deployed throughout Syntel’s campus to supply users with secure, high-speed, and easy-to-manage wireless LAN services. This will provide Syntel with advanced network monitoring, auditing, and intrusion detection capabilities,” he added.

The extensive feature set supports network requirements ranging from basic connectivity to multicast-enabled full streaming audio and video applications for converged services, including VoIP.

D-Link India will provide the local technical expertise, installation and integration services to help design and install the Foundry Network at Syntel campus, said Ahmed.