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Case Study: Salt River Project

Nexus Data Broker powers data center expansion

Salt River Project (SRP) is one of the nation’s largest not-for-profit, community-based water and energy companies, with more than 1 million retail customers. SRP upgraded their four data centers while reducing costs with Cisco Nexus Data Broker.

Summary

Challenges

  • Build a packet brokering platform that is scalable and reliable.
  • Reduce the cost per port.
  • Achieve hitless change management, continued operation of deployed test access port (TAP) sources and monitoring tools.

Solution

  • Implement Cisco’s robust and industry-leading Nexus 9000 and 3000 switching platforms.
  • Automate with Cisco Nexus Data Broker Controller and improve ease of use with a single pane of management.
  • Implement a flexible and auto-adjusting rule management engine.
  • Integrate with Cisco Application Centric Infrastructure (ACI).

Results

  • Reduces total cost of managing the network.
  • Connects multiple data centers together as a packet broker network.
  • Provides new ways to trace packets and monitor highly complex multipath networks.
  • Increases visibility across all deployments: LAN, WAN, and data center.

What they’re saying

"The key benefits of Cisco Nexus Data Broker are both technical and financial. I can achieve the packet monitoring and analysis needs at a pretty inexpensive cost-per-port as opposed to needing to budget for expensive enterprise purpose-built matrix devices."

Nick Wade, Network Engineer, Salt River Project

What is the Salt River Project (SRP)?

Industry: Power and utilities
Location: Arizona
Size: 5,000 employees
Website: https://www.srpnet.com/