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at Sentosa unleashes power of virtualisation
Resorts World at Sentosa (RWS)
is putting into place a comprehensive network built primarily with equipment
from Cisco, a leading supplier of networking equipment and network
management, which will serve as a platform for the resort’s integrated
operations when it opens next year.
Spanning 49 hectares and comprising six hotels, a casino, Universal Studios
Singapore and three other large theme parks, in addition to a corporate
office and data centre, RWS requires a sophisticated technology and
communications setup that will rely on the intelligence of the network to
support high-levels of availability, security, and reliability.
“We are essentially building an IT infrastructure for a small city so we
needed a robust and mission-critical network platform. We have more than
40,000 network points which means we need a network that can handle that
level of magnitude as well as be flexible enough for us to scale up when
necessary,” said Yap Chee Yuen, senior vice president of information
technology at Resorts World Sentosa.
“Cisco has the track record and the breadth and depth of networking
solutions that suited our needs. We also really liked the
environment-friendly nature of the solution that will help lower our carbon
footprint as well as lower our energy costs,” he added.
The Cisco architecture includes virtualisation and energy-conscious
capabilities incorporated in Cisco data centre, routing, switching, and
network security solutions. RWS will use the Cisco unified computing
solution to orchestrate all forms of communication and collaboration across
its data centre to unleash the power of virtualisation by aggregating
storage, computational and network resources, operating systems, and
applications, in a unified, shared resource pool linked with an intelligent
unified fabric. This will then be optimised for users across the entire
organisation and will dynamically respond to rapidly changing business
Cisco EnergyWise, a feature of Cisco Catalyst switches, provides real-time,
granular measurement capabilities to give chief information officers better
visibility into energy savings across an entire organisation as well as
specific places in the network such as the campus, branch office and data
This is a landmark deployment in Singapore because of the scale and
complexity of RWS’ requirements. Cisco’s ability to use the intelligence of
the network to solve a lot of that complexity is a very powerful proposition
for RWS, said Chris Khang, vice president, Asia Pacific, Cisco.
“The network will help to solve many of its challenges as well as give RWS
the confidence to deploy innovative applications and services.”