Resorts World at Sentosa Unleashes Power of Virtualization via Cisco Networking Platform
RWS’ Network Will Include Innovative Cisco EnergyWise Solution to Reduce Energy Consumption of Internet Protocol Devices
SINGAPORE – Resorts World at Sentosa (RWS) is putting into place a comprehensive network built primarily with equipment from Cisco that 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 center, 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.
The Cisco® architecture includes virtualization and energy-conscious capabilities incorporated in Cisco data center, 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 center to unleash the power of virtualization 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 optimized for users across the entire organization and will dynamically respond to rapidly changing business requirements.
“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.”
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 organization as well as specific places in the network such as the campus, branch office and data center.
“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. The network will help to solve many of its challenges as well as give RWS the confidence to deploy innovative applications and services,” said Chris Khang, vice president, Asia Pacific, Cisco.
About Resorts World at Sentosa
Slated to be one of the world’s most exciting family destinations, Resorts World at Sentosa is a collection of resorts and attractions with a plethora of fun-filled offerings for the entire family.
Taking pride of place on Singapore’s resort island of Sentosa and spanning 49 hectares of lush greenery amongst pristine lakes, this S$6.59 billion mega-resort will be home to Southeast Asia’s first and only Universal Studios theme park, the world’s largest oceanarium – Marine Life Park and the region’s only fully integrated destination spa – ESPA.
The Resort also boasts a total of 1,800 keys, spread across its six hotels of varying themes, with full conference and meeting amenities, including a ballroom that sits 7,300 delegates. Topping the list are the ultra-luxurious Maxims Tower, and the world’s only Hotel Michael, named after famed US-architectural legend, Michael Graves who designed the entire destination. Other accommodation options include the trendy Hard Rock Hotel Singapore, as well as beach facing Spa Villas, perfect for some solitude and privacy.
Resorts World at Sentosa’s myriad of MICE facilities will also be able to accommodate 35,000 delegates. Options include one of Asia’s largest ballrooms with a capacity of 7,300 guests, 26 function rooms – most of which with garden views – as well as some of Singapore’s most creative event venues within Universal Studios Singapore.
Beyond hotels and attractions, there will also be world-class entertainment to engage visitors. Most eagerly-anticipated is the Crane Dance – a spectacular multi-media moving art with cleverly choreographed animatronic cranes set out at the waterfront.
An unparalleled array of retail and dining options at FestiveWalk, as well as roving acts and street performances await guests at the Bull Ring.
Resorts World at Sentosa opens its doors to the world in early 2010.
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