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NTT to Deploy Foundry Switches

SAN JOSE, Calif. -- Foundry Networks®, Inc. (NASDAQ: FDRY), a total performance and solutions leader for end-to-end switching and routing, announced today that NTT Data Corporation, a leading network service provider in Japan, has deployed Foundry's BigIron®8000 and BigIron 4000 Gigabit Ethernet Layer 3 switches to form the core switching architecture to improve overall network reliability, scalability and performance in its data centers at the core, aggregation and customer layers throughout Japan, including Otemachi, Tokyo, Yokohama and Osaka.

"After conducting an extensive evaluation of products from competing vendors, we chose Foundry's best-of-breed Layer 3 switches because they delivered the highest performance consistently through all of our tests which is critical for the network infrastructure in our data center facilities," said Tsuyoshi Asakawa, manager of IDC (Internet Data Center) Division of NTT Data Corporation. "By utilizing Foundry's high-availability, scalability and performance, we are now able to provide the foundation needed for building high-capacity, high-reliability value-added services, including housing and hosting to management, ASP, and Web SI to meet the demands our Japanese customers."

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