Daisy Group has revealed that it has taken the ‘early decision’to upgrade the core network on its digital platform.
Daisy said an upsurge in bandwidth-demanding services and a growth in customer numbers were behind the move. The network, which supports nearly every service in the group, will be upgraded to 100 Gigabits per second. Explaining the importance of the platform Walter Rossi, director of architecture and strategy at Daisy, said: ‘Virtually every Daisy service, including broadband, internet access, wide area networking, voice, cloud and hosting is supported by our core network. It is at the heart of all of our operations. It is only logical for us to make the next big step and prepare for the further customer growth and the relentless capacity demands that brings.’
Daisy’s core network is based on a Cisco ASR9000 service provider routing platform. Daisy said that by adding the 100 Gigabit Ethernet capability, the network would now be able to deliver a tenfold increase in capacity. The upgrade was planned and executed in partnership with Cisco to ensure that there was no impact to customers.
Rachel Gray, director sales operations, UK SP and Media, Cisco UK and Ireland, said: ‘A number of years ago, Daisy asked for our support in redesigning and optimising its disparate acquired estate of multiple networks into one single next-generation, all IP and multi-services network.
‘Following the investment in its network and its ability to provide an optimised service, Daisy went on to become a Cisco Cloud and Managed Services Advanced Certification partner. And now as the latest development in our relationship, we are delighted to have been chosen to supply the network components and know-how to make its capacity increase possible.’