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PIPE Selects Foundry Routers

SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- Foundry Networks, Inc. (Nasdaq:FDRY), a performance and total solutions leader for end-to-end switching and routing, today announced that PIPE Networks selected the NetIron MLX Series of MPLS-enabled metro routers for its first national Voice over IP (VoIP) Peering Network. The NetIron MLX Series offers network planners a rich set of high-performance IPv4, IPv6, MPLS, and Multi-VRF capabilities as well as advanced Layer 2 switching capabilities that will enable PIPE Networks to provide their VoIP customers with the best quality of service (QoS) and performance available.

PIPE VoIP Exchange (PVX) is Australia's first commercial VoIP peering service. The new independent network allows VoIP providers to directly interconnect VoIP calls with other PVX clients, thereby reducing interconnection costs and increasing performance for VoIP providers. The PVX will provide real-time connection information, including call quality and billing information, back to VoIP providers to facilitate with billing and other activities. PIPE Networks selected the NetIron MLX Series to take advantage of its best-in-class performance levels, highly available architecture with redundant management modules, switch fabric, power supplies, fans and hitless management failover.

Designed to enable reliable converged infrastructures and support mission-critical applications, the NetIron MLX Series features advanced N+1 redundant switch fabric architecture for high availability. The architecture ensures that the system continues to operate at peak performance even in the unlikely event of a switch fabric card failure.

The redundant fabric architecture is complemented by comprehensive hardware redundancy for the management modules, power supplies and cooling system. In addition, the Multi-Service IronWare operating system, powering the NetIron MLX Series, offers hitless management failover with Border Gateway Protocol (BGP) and OSPF graceful restart capabilities, as well as hitless (in-service) software upgrades to further enhance system availability and overall network availability.

"We selected Foundry's NetIron MLX Series platform over other competitor solutions because of the performance, availability, redundancy and compelling total cost of ownership," said Stephen Baxter, executive director and chief technology officer, PIPE Networks. "It met all our requirements allowing us to build a resilient and high-performance national network to trunk calls seamlessly between the cities."

Foundry Networks Inc. (Nasdaq: FDRY)

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