The networking solutions provider Brocade and Atomy, the network marketing company that sell cosmetics have entered into a partnership, where the latter will use Brocade’s Virtual Application Delivery Controller (VADC) solution to support its rapid global expansion. Brocade’s Virtual Traffic Manager (VTM) enabled Atomy to seamlessly handle the increasing transactions without impacting its physical network, even when the number of members accessing its online mall has tripled.
“Reliable, 24/7 operation of our online mall is critical to the business and, due to our high rate of growth, we’d reached the limits of our existing Layer 4 load-balancing switches,” said Tae-Jun Sim, Manager of the IT Department at Atomy Co Ltd. “The Brocade VTM is in a different league in terms of its capability and, as software running on virtual machines, it gives us an on-demand capacity to cope with spikes in traffic from members accessing the mall. Following the Brocade vTM deployment, our server loads decreased and user response times improved by 50 percent. We’ve also been able to reduce our operating costs.”
Brocade VTM claims to maximize the efficiency and capacity of web and applications servers. While SSL/TSL offloading, content caching, and compression of Brocade VTM help improve application performance, features such as auto-scaling and intelligent load balancing also provide Atomy with a highly automated management environment. Brocade VTM is also capable of protecting applications from security threats. Being a virtual appliance, it can be hosted on all common virtual machine hypervisors.
“Atomy is a great case study of the benefits of network function virtualization,” said Mike Lee, Country Manager of Brocade Korea. “It’s all about removing network restrictions in order to compete while enjoying a superior return on investment. With Brocade vTM in place, Atomy is now extremely well-positioned to keep delivering a consistently high-performance user experience as it steps into new markets, adds millions of new members, and grows its marketplace transactions exponentially.”