Carbon60 Networks is an IT services company that supports the development and delivery of business-critical Websites and applications. Headquartered in Toronto, Ontario, the organization strives to provide the highest levels of reliability, security, and technical support to a customer base that includes Canada’s largest media and telecommunications companies and a number of high-profile public sector organizations. A key component of Carbon60’s business is its recently launched enterprise-class cloud computing platform.
When Carbon60 began engineering its new cloud computing infrastructure in 2011, it already had many years experience building and operating a first-generation cloud computing platform. The company wanted to ensure that it addressed the original platform’s shortcomings in the second-generation solution, which included information input/output (I/O) bottlenecks and a lack of a high-performance storage area network (SAN). The organization also needed to maintain the platform’s affordability while meeting its performance goals.
Fortunately, Carbon60 was aware of two game-changing innovative technologies for supporting cloud storage infrastructures: Oracle’s Pillar Axiom and Oracle Fabric Interconnect. These high-performance and affordable solutions addressed the company’s cloud computing needs and ensured that the next-generation cloud platform met the business requirements of Carbon60’s business users.
“We wanted to engineer a new cloud computing platform that effectively addressed the challenges of our first-generation product. To achieve the performance and scalability gains we desired while maintaining affordability, the clear choice for us was Oracle’s Pillar Axiom 600 and Oracle Fabric Interconnect. These innovative technologies have provided the technical capabilities we need while exceeding our performance expectations,” said Kelly Beardmore, chief executive officer, Carbon60 Networks.
“As part of the selection process, Carbon60 conducted an extended proof-of-concept that included three months of rigorous system performance and reliability testing. The engineers for the technology worked diligently to correct any system glitches and certify the solution, leading to a final product that exceeded performance expectations,” said Darcy Nadon, director of engineering, Carbon60 Networks.