SOURCE: Brocade


December 07, 2011 20:00 ET

CBN Pilots New Cloud Computing Services in Indonesia With Brocade

Pioneering Service Provider Deploys Brocade Ethernet Fabric to Tap Into New Revenue Opportunities in Southeast Asia's Largest Economy

JAKARTA, INDONESIA--(Marketwire - Dec 7, 2011) - CBN, one of Indonesia's pioneering Internet service providers, has broken new ground by establishing a cloud computing data center using Ethernet fabric switching from Brocade® (NASDAQ: BRCD). The new data center infrastructure enables CBN to build a new revenue stream by offering cloud-based application services that meet the increasingly sophisticated requirements of business customers.

In a service provider market dominated by large local and international state-owned enterprises, CBN has had to maintain a competitive edge through service quality and innovation. The move to build an infrastructure platform capable of delivering high-value cloud computing services places CBN ahead of the curve and gives it the opportunity to establish a valuable new market position in Indonesia's vibrant Telecommunications sector, which has registered real GDP growth of 6.5 percent year-over-year in the first quarter of 2011, driven by private consumption and investment.1 Indonesia reaffirmed its position as one of the more attractive emerging telecoms markets in Asia Pacific after the country overtook India in this quarter's BMI business environment ratings update.

To streamline development and deployment of new cloud-based services, CBN is leveraging CA 3Tera App Logic to virtualize conventional n-tier web applications and then running them on a scalable grid computing infrastructure. CBN turned to the Brocade VDX 6720 Data Center Switches to provide a single-layer 10 Gigabit Ethernet backbone network for the grid, enabling low-latency any-to-any connections among the grid servers and the virtual machines they host. CBN also deployed Brocade FastIron WS648G Ethernet switches in a separate front-end network that connects the cloud-computing grid to the routing infrastructure at the heart of the company's IP service network.

"We are once again pioneering new technology and new services in the Indonesian market," said Tony Hariman, CTO of CBN. "In this position it is very important to invest in infrastructure that enables us to scale as the business develops, and to maintain low operational overheads. Brocade's Ethernet fabric solution enables us to start small as we develop our initial application service offering and then to easily expand the cloud-computing data center as these services are rolled-out and gain market traction. The level of automation provided by the Brocade VDX switches helps us create autonomic infrastructure that more or less manages itself."

CBN is one of more than 300 Brocade customers that have deployed the Brocade VDX switches since their introduction in January 2011. Recently, Brocade introduced a second wave of Brocade VDX switches, the Brocade VDX 6710 and Brocade VDX 6730, which added new features, performance, and functionality all purpose-built for the rigors of highly virtualized data centers and cloud computing.

"Indonesia is a member of the G20 and one of the best-performing emerging economies, with a large and diverse domestic market," said Gina Tan, director of Brocade South East Asia. "Viewed in this context, CBN's move into cloud-computing services makes perfect sense since it can offer cost-effective application services to meet the increasingly sophisticated needs of local businesses. Brocade Global Services, our professional services arm, has been deeply involved in helping CBN realize its technical vision and move toward its strategic business objective."

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About CBN
CBN is a well-recognized communication operator in Indonesia. The company started its business as an Internet Service Provider in 1995, and aggressively expanded its network to provide a full range of services over enterprise and individual market.

Throughout the history of Indonesia's communication industry, CBN has been the stellar pioneer that amplifies in time due to its focus in business, commitment in service and endless product innovations. CBN constantly learns the information technology curve that is ever developing, and strives to simplify life at large, by making it more accessible to the society. CBN utterly believes in communication as the ultimate investment: what is done today should always benefit the future. CBN's array of products is compiled from the comprehension of needs as well as creativity that equals quality to deliver our promise.

Today, CBN is perceived for its ability to provide high quality of Internet Connections, Data Communications -- including its domestic Metro Ethernet and Global Ethernet services, Data Center services, Voice over IP and also Managed Service. For more information, please visit

1 Indonesia Telecommunications Report Q4 2011; BMI

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