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AMS-IX Picks Foundry Backbone

Amsterdam Internet Exchange upgrades its backbone with Foundry Networks' 10-Gigabit Ethernet solution to better serve over 130 ISPs

July 30, 2002

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SAN JOSE, Calif. -- Foundry Networks®, Inc. (Nasdaq:FDRY - News), a leading provider of high-performance enterprise and service provider switching, routing and Layer 4 - 7 traffic management solutions, announced today that one of Europe's largest Internet exchange points, The Amsterdam Internet Exchange (AMS-IX) has upgraded its network backbone with standards-based 10-Gigabit Ethernet solution using Foundry's high-performance BigIron® Layer 3 switches.AMS-IX is an independent association of Internet Service Providers (ISPs) who exchange national and international IP traffic with one another (peering) via the AMS-IX network. There are currently over 130 ISPs that are members of AMS-IX, half of whom are international service providers. Currently, 70 to 80 percent of their Internet usage goes through the AMS-IX network. AMS-IX has four locations in Amsterdam: SARA, NIKHEF, Global Switch and Telecity. At each location, Foundry's BigIron Layer 3 switches are connected via Gigabit Ethernet and now also via 10-Gigabit Ethernet on dark fibre giving the AMS-IX network 10 times the performance with minimal additional cost.By utilizing Foundry's non-blocking, BigIron 10-Gigabit Ethernet switches, the AMS-IX network is the first on the European mainland to offer its 132 members a single peering connection at 10-Gigabit Ethernet speed reducing the costs of multiple connections in a significant way. By taking part in AMS-IX, ISPs realize cost savings, build in extra capacity and redundancy, and offer their customers higher speed.Foundry Networks Inc.

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