University Picks Foundry for UGA Upgrade

Foundry is selected as preferred network vendor for major infrastructure upgrade by top US university

July 14, 2005

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SAN JOSE, Calif. -- Foundry Networks®, Inc. (Nasdaq: FDRY - News) a performance and total solutions leader for end-to-end switching and routing, today announced that the University of Georgia (UGA), one of the top ranked academic institutions in the U.S., selected Foundry Networks for a campus wide upgrade and as their preferred networking partner. UGA will deploy Foundry's industry leading, high-performance and scalable Layer 2/3 core and edge switches for a campus wide network upgrade that will provide connectivity to the school's 45 thousand students, faculty, and staff.

As a leading university, UGA is upgrading its networking infrastructure to keep pace with the complex demands and requirements of research and teaching applications and to deploy a reliable, scalable, secure, and high-bandwidth technology with assured performance levels. For its new network, the University of Georgia selected Foundry's BigIron MG8 switches for the network backbone and FastIron SuperX switches for the network edge. The network will support 10 Gigabit Ethernet to provide connectivity to various research networks, including the Southern Light Rail initiative.

"The core network infrastructure is a key component in supporting the strategic goals and objectives of The University of Georgia," said Mike Dennis, Director of Operations and Infrastructure for Enterprise Information Technology Services at UGA. "The decision to partner with Foundry for our next generation network provides value and a competitive edge for the University and was based on a thorough selection process."

Foundry Networks Inc.

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