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Meisteel Factory of Baosteel Group

Meisteel Factory of Baosteel Group
Industry: Manufacturing
Country: China
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The Meisteel Factory of Baosteel Group enhances the performance, the reliability and management of its network thanks to Alcatel-Lucent’s AFN solution


  • Needed to update original network equipment to enable further development
  • Needed to virtualize its network in order to achieve business reliability by segmenting the different businesses
  • Needed to update its Data Center to meet the virtualization requirements


  • OmniSwitch 6850E



  • Improved user experience thanks to the upgrade to 10G and also to the Data Center change to the L2 architecture, allowing the user to have a more agile application response
  • Improved business reliability by deploying a Multi-Chassis Link Aggregation Group
  • (MC-LAG) to improve the network resilience, to avoid any activity interruption

"Alcatel-Lucent’s Application Fluent Network (AFN) solution not only enhanced the performance, reliability and management of the network, but also supported virtualization technique – which provided a very good support for the IT transformation of MeiSteel Factory of BaoSteel Group."

— Mr. Sun Jianlin, IT Director