Foundry Networks(R), Inc. (Nasdaq: FDRY), a performance and total solutions leader for end-to-end switching and routing, and Limelight Networks Inc., the world's leading content delivery network for digital media, today announced the purchase of Foundry's NetIron XMR routers at the TelecomNEXT trade show and conference in Las Vegas. Limelight Networks will deploy the NetIron XMR IP/MPLS routers in all its Content Delivery Network (CDN) centers to scale its massive, globally distributed peering and direct broadband connectivity worldwide.
While Limelight's network architecture is already a generation ahead of other CDNs, Foundry's next generation IP/MPLS routers offer Limelight the ability to meet the challenging demands of their rapidly growing business. Designed specifically for large-scale Service Provider IP/MPLS networks, Foundry's XMR delivers a unique combination of full-featured routing, carrier- class reliability, massive scalability, and lower total cost of ownership compared to competing products. Limelight's selection of the XMR underscores their endeavor to maintain the highest performance and most efficient content delivery network in the industry.
"We're in the midst of accelerating growth in the distribution of digital media -- we expect that our CDN services will more than double in traffic volume in 2006," said Nathan Raciborski, CTO of Limelight Networks. "We rely on Foundry's NetIron XMR IP/MPLS routers as the essential link between Limelight and our massively provisioned, global distribution capacity. Foundry ensures that we maintain the highest levels of network performance, flexibility, and efficiency as we continue to rapidly scale our CDN to customer demand."
Featuring Foundry's cutting-edge 5th generation Network Processor based architecture, the NetIron XMR Series router offers network operators a rich mix of services, including dual stack wire-speed IPv4/IPv6 routing, as well as MPLS Traffic Engineered Tunnels, Virtual Leased Lines (VLL), Virtual Private LAN Service (VPLS), and BGP/MPLS VPN (RFC 2547bis) services. The Foundry architecture enables customers to mix these services on the same platform, all at a fraction of the cost of traditional routers. The NetIron XMR Series is comprised of three system configurations to address the port density and traffic handling capacity needs of different providers.
"Foundry's NetIron XMR not only delivers industry leading performance, but also provides high reliability, scalability, and robust routing protocol support required by content delivery networks and global Service Providers alike," said Bobby Johnson, president and chief executive officer for Foundry Networks. "We are pleased to further power Limelight's first-class network with NetIron XMR's superior service availability and quality."
NetIron XMR Series routers utilize Foundry's innovative Multi-Service IronWare Operating System, which is designed for high-availability and security. The Multi-Service IronWare OS features a multi-threaded distributed design, and non-stop operation through hitless management/fabric failover with graceful degradation, hitless (in-service) operating system upgrades, rapid routing convergence, and MPLS Fast Reroute capabilities. The NetIron XMR Series routers also offer operators a rich set of hardware based tools for securing their networks including industry leading wire-speed access control list (ACL) scalability, Unicast Reverse Path Forwarding (Unicast RPF), and platform Receive ACLs (rACLs) for protecting end-users as well as the networking infrastructure against rampant attacks through the Internet.
For more information on Foundry Networks' NetIron XMR and other industry leading solutions, visit the Foundry booth number 2010 at TelecomNEXT Las Vegas or call 1.888.TURBOLAN.
About Limelight Networks
Privately held Limelight Networks is the leading content delivery network for Internet distribution of video, music, games, and downloads. Limelight's advanced content delivery network provides the world's top media companies high-performance delivery of media and software via the Internet, making Limelight Networks the content delivery network of choice for more than 400 world-class customers including Akimbo, ABC Radio Networks, Belo Interactive, "BuyMusic" @ Buy.com, DreamWorks, LLC, IFILM, Live365, Marimba, MSNBC.com, NC Interactive, NPR, Real Networks Rhapsody, Radio Free Virgin, Valve Software, and Xbox Live. For more information, visit: http://www.llnw.com .
About Foundry Networks, Inc.
Foundry Networks, Inc. is a leading provider of high-performance enterprise and service provider switching, routing, security, and Web traffic management solutions including Layer 2/3 LAN switches, Layer 3 backbone switches, Layer 4 - 7 application switches, wireless LAN and access points, access routers and metro routers. Foundry's 9,300 customers include the world's premier ISPs, metro service providers, and enterprises including e- commerce sites, universities, entertainment, health and wellness, government, financial, and manufacturing companies. For more information about the company and its products, call 1.888.TURBOLAN or visit http://www.foundrynetworks.com.
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