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Case Study: Hybrid Cloud
Connectivity in IBM Cloud

Industry: Real Estate

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Company : RedClay

Redclay 1910 is a Florida-based corporation that handles investments in real estate and construction projects. It has established a distributed work-force and executive team in three countries with constant travel.


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Challenges Faced

Challenge 1: Brocade vRouter Implementation

Understanding the technical nuances of the post-Vyatta operating system posed some implementation challenges.

Challenge 2: Vlan segmentation and network addressing

The subnetwork and vlan segmentation added a layer of complexity that required careful planning so the organization can reuse and repurpose its infrastructure for any type of workload in the future.

Solution Provided

We at ne Digital, an IBM Advanced Business Partner, established a Brocade vRouter in place to integrate RedClay’s VPN needs and provide routing and security to their hybrid cloud integration and their deployments in the SoftLayer data centers. The challenge of Brocade vRouter Implementation was overcome with the help of Brocade and IBM Bluemix.

Implementation Strategy

Infrastructure

A bare metal server was deployed with the Brocade vRouter 5400 Operating System.

Connectivity

The firewall was configured according to the best practices of the networking team at IBM Bluemix by the experienced engineers at ne Digital.

Tech Stack Deployed

  • IBM Bluemix Bare Metal Servers
  • Juniper SRX Series Firewall
  • Brocade vRouter

Success Data

1

Appliance (single) for routing and firewall, simplifying administration

50%

Reduction of IT infrastructure management, as both datacenters are seen as one for the IT team

100%

Online availability since the solution has been online

0

Complete elimination of public networking for virtual and bare metal instances, significantly boosting security

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