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Foundry at Interop: New Modules, Green Award

May 1, 2008

I had the opportunity to meet with Foundry Networks at Interop this week, to discuss their latest offerings, a pair of high-density interface modules to its data center switching and routing product lines, the BigIron RX Series switches and the NetIron MLX Series routers.   The new modules will reportedly allow the BigIron RX Series switches and the NetIron MLX Series routers to deliver the industry’s highest 10 gigabit Ethernet (10GbE) and gigabit Ethernet (GbE) density of up to 512 ports of 10GbE and 1,536 ports of GbE in a single system.       The news of the new modules came on the heels of Foundry’s announcement of a new vision for advancing the data center based upon four key pillars: performance, virtualization, convergence and efficiency.   Foundry also was awarded the first-ever Interop Green Award. According to a release on Foundry’s site, the company was “…singled out for its ability to deliver industry-leading performance while minimizing power, space and cooling consumption in its switching, routing and application delivery controller (ADC) product set and solutions.

Interop: Shunra Makes News

May 1, 2008

Interop: XO Expands US Footprint

May 1, 2008

XO Communications announced today that they have significantly expanded their nationwide Ethernet services footprint.   In a briefing at Interop today, I spoke with XO’s Brad Boddicker, regional vice president for the company’s Western region, and he told me that XO is now capable of empowering over half a million business locations in 75 major metropolitan areas across the United States with next-generation Ethernet services.   Boddicker also mentioned that XO can deliver via a number of different vehicles as well, including fiber, Ethernet over copper, and fixed broadband wireless capabilities.   The company has been doing a number of interesting things lately, including the launch in April of XO Anywhere, a service designed to improve worker productivity with mobility and unified communications features. The service enables employees to use any device as their XO office phone, which is a real benefit for companies with large mobile and distributed workforces.  

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