Virtual network operator Vanco Plc is using Redback Network Inc.s SmartEdge Service Gateway to complement its MPLS VPN service.
Vanco will use the SmartEdge platform to integrate MPLS VPN products from a range of carriers.
“We needed a platform that was both scalable and reliable,” said John Locke, CTO at Vanco. “The SmartEdge platform clearly demonstrated its scalability during the extensive testing process.”
The SmartEdge Router provides density and performance with 480 line-rate Gigabit Ethernet ports in a standard 7-foot rack. The PPA2 Broadband IP Engine can forward 216 million packets per second and support 2.5 million routes and 3,000 virtual routers, according to Redback Networks.
“Redback has worked with customers around the world to develop the SmartEdge platform’s MPLS VPN capabilities,” said Magnus Almquist, vice president of operations in Europe, the Middle East and Africa for Redback Networks. “The SmartEdge product line allowed Vanco to significantly reduce the number of managed elements in their network and thereby simplify their network operations.”