Huntsman (Baroda Textile Effects)

Huntsman is a global manufacturer and marketer of differentiated chemicals. Its operating companies manufacture products for a variety of global industries, including chemicals, plastics, automotive, aviation, textiles, footwear, paints and coatings, construction, technology, agriculture, health care, detergent, personal care, furniture, appliances and packaging.


In an effort to keep its IT infrastructure advanced, the company began exploring options to replace its aging switching infrastructure which consisted of Dlink unmanaged switches and to upgrade it with Cisco Managed switches to allow for additional speed, increased performance, better manageability and help Huntsman stay on top of the mission-critical applications.


 “One of the main reasons we selected Cisco is that the company has the latest technology and a product roadmap that is well positioned for the future.


Network Solution - Huntsman was coming up with a industrial plant in Baroda. The plant consisted of various sections like Engineering stores, Solvent, ETP, H Acid, Dyes, Power plant, Filter house, V S plant , DFP, Old Admin and New Admin. As they were not having sufficient place for Server Room , Huntsman opted to go for a Temporary Server Room i.e inside a container with proper environmental conditions. We had Singlemode and Multimode fibers(Make – ADC Krone) running across these locations for DATA Backbone and 100 Pair riser cables for Voice Backbone. The horizontal cabling inside the palnt was done on CAT6 FTP/STP .Each plant location had a 6U/9U racks with IP55 standards. The entire switching was done on CISCO Technology where we used Layer 2 Switches - Cisco 2955 series industrial switches and Cisco 2960 8/24/48 ports are edge level and Layer 3 Switches - Cisco 3750 12 SFP at core level with GLC-SX-MM,GLC-LH-SM and GLC-T modules . The two core switches were stacked and on High availiability mode with VRRP(Virtual Router Redundancy Protocol) configured on it. We also used Cisco 3560G switches for the servers. To separate public and private areas of the network, we segmented the network at the access layer using virtual LANs (VLANs) on the switches. Switches at the access layer are connected to the core layer by Gigabit uplinks via fiber.