3Com to provide networking equipment worth Rs 2.5 crore

3Com India, the provider of networking products and solutions has announced a Rs 2.5 crore deal with the National Stock Exchange (NSE) to provide equipments for their new office premises in Bandra Kurla complex. The equipment will be used to install a complete LAN for about 2000 nodes, including a server farm of 100.

Based on 3Com’s new modular, chassis-based Switch 4007, the NSE network will deliver guaranteed availability for mission-critical operations, thanks to in-built redundancy features including VRRP. It also ranks very high on performance parameters with a packet-forwarding rate of 36 million packets per second. The switch 4007 also provides high levels of security through the use of packet filtering and policy features. With a port density of 216 ports on 10/100 MBPS, the switch 4007 provides an ideal solution as a desktop aggregator. 

With a core configuration of 54-Gigabit ports, the switch 4007 provides a very effective solution as the core aggregator in NSE. Added to this, the end user also has the advantage of having a single technology and product in both the core as well as the edges, which reduces his spares inventory, thereby reducing his total cost of ownership. The 3Com guarantee of network availability for mission critical applications was a key reason for the NSE choosing 3Com. The NSE has been using 3com switches over the last four years and have found them extremely reliable. 

According to C Kajwadkar, Group Head, NSE.IT, “With 3Com products, our past experience has been good, both in terms of service support and ease of application and use. With mission critical applications, we also need to be sure of speed and high levels of redundancy. 3Com networks fulfills all our requirements.”

CMS is 3Com’s implementation partner for this project. CMS and 3Com have been partners for the past five years with a total installed base of more than 30,000 ports.

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