Telseon to Deploy Foundry BigIron IP Switches to Drive Gigabit-Bandwidth in Metro Area Networks.Business Editors/High-Tech Writers
DENVER--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nov. 9, 2000
Telseon, the established provider of fast, optical networks for the metropolitan area, today announced that it will deploy BigIron(R) Layer 3 Gigabit IP switches from Foundry Networks(R), Inc. (Nasdaq:FDRY) as part of its IP infrastructure to help speed up data traffic in the metro.
As Telseon extends its Ethernet-based services within 20 U.S. metros by the year's end, it will utilize Foundry's BigIron Layer 3 Gigabit IP switches to increase performance. Telseon's service can connect businesses at about 20,000 times the speed of the fastest dial-up modem available, and enables customers to increase their bandwidth from one to 1,000 megabits with the click of a mouse. With robust features for streamlining e-business traffic, including up to 120 Gigabit Ethernet ports and ability to handle 178,000,000 packets of data per second, Foundry's switches will significantly enhance Telseon's instantly scalable data network.
"Ethernet-based services over fiber are the future of data communications in the metro," said John Kane, Chief Executive Officer of Telseon. "Leveraging Gigabit Ethernet, we can typically provide twice the bandwidth at half the cost of traditional ATM/SONET solutions. But to realize this goal, we need equipment like Foundry's IP switches that are as flexible and reliable as Ethernet itself."
Delivering up to 480 Gbps of total switching capacity, Foundry's BigIron Layer 3 Gigabit IP switches dramatically reduce performance bottlenecks with wire-speed IP switching in all ports. Foundry's Internet optical networking solutions, including long-haul Gigabit Ethernet up to 150 km, robust OSPF (Open Shortest Path First) A routing protocol that determines the best path for routing IP traffic over a TCP/IP network based on distance between nodes and several quality parameters. , BGP (Border Gateway Protocol) The routing protocol that is used to span autonomous systems on the Internet. It is a robust, sophisticated and scalable protocol that was developed by the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF). 4 routing protocol implementation, Super-VLAN Aggregation over metro area backbone, rate limiting and traffic shaping features, are aimed specifically at satisfying the exploding bandwidth requirements of fast-growing metropolitan service providers such as Telseon.
"We're thrilled to be part of the revolution that's breaking the bandwidth bottleneck and lowering business communications costs in the metro," said Bobby Johnson, president and Chief Executive Officer of Foundry Networks. "Together, Telseon and Foundry will enable service provider and enterprise customers to quickly scale their bandwidth up to Gigabit speed to deliver the next generation of applications-based on data and voice convergence, rich media content, multicast-based high quality video and other emerging technologies."
Telseon offers fast optical network services to enable service providers and their enterprise customers to break the bandwidth bottlenecks in the metropolitan area. Telseon's high-bandwidth IP services allow customers to extend their network reach to meet their data communications needs. With $86 million in funding from a number of well-respected venture capital and investment firms including Crosspoint Venture Partners, DLJ DLJ Distributor License for Java
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