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light-headed 12/4/2012 | 9:24:18 PM
re: Foundry Broadens Its Market FDRY has taken the 3com mantle! Instead of new products they just take the same tired old chassis and put new cards in them. VOILA! New product line... hahaha... No new products... just rename the old ones. Somewhere Eric Benhamou is shaking in rage.

Great quote from zeus though... maybe we can get one from Athena or Apollo next time.
wilecoyote 12/4/2012 | 9:24:17 PM
re: Foundry Broadens Its Market I heard some very good sales and marketing people from Cisco, Extreme and Foundry have joined Force10 recently. Sales and marketing people who are good never move to a competitive startup company from a financially healthy company, especially in these times, unless there is something special going on.

Eric Benhamou is the guy who screwed up 3Com, Light-headed. No freaking question about it. Finocchio should have been CEO.
Lancelot Lightwave 12/4/2012 | 9:24:13 PM
re: Foundry Broadens Its Market Why is LR covering enterprise? What's Gig over copper got to do with optical networking? You started out as "the global site for optical networking" for service providers... then you found some easy targets in softswitches and packet telephony (no optical angle there)... now enterprise. Looks like LR is the one that "broadens its market". Home networking and telecommuting anyone?
light-headed 12/4/2012 | 9:24:11 PM
re: Foundry Broadens Its Market Gee Scott... what is the real difference between Fastiron, Netiron and Bigiron? couple of sw hacks and some modules, basically nothing... sounds like netbuilder/linkbuilder syndrome to me. I am not knocking the product or upgrade path but they just keep releasing the same products with a new port configuration or linecard and call it a new product.

Let's see that mucho grande that they have been talking about for 4 years already. Hello new 3com! I don't like cisco but at least they actually come out with new products once in a while. 4+ years between chassis is a very long time.
Iipoed 12/4/2012 | 9:24:11 PM
re: Foundry Broadens Its Market Face it. Advertising pays the bills. The enterprise infastructure companies have money. Why not cover their adventures since they are helping keep the LR doors open.
Iipoed 12/4/2012 | 9:24:11 PM
re: Foundry Broadens Its Market Yeah, Foundry should be more like Cisco, require backplane updgrade, replace power supplies and supervisory modules but since the chassis remains the same it is not called a forklift upgrade.

What a dumb post, the new 3 com. Do you even understand what it means to be able to stick a 10 gig module or a gig copper module into a chassis without any headache? That is what Foundry provides. Piece of mind, price protection and very reliable performance leading technology.
H_ngm_N 12/4/2012 | 9:24:08 PM
re: Foundry Broadens Its Market They release a chassis 4 years ago that is already 10GigE ready and you KNOCK THEM ??!!!

I agree they deserve harsh criticism for not releasing a 'mucho grande' box though. It must be tough trying jury rig solutions with these boxes when all you have to work with are POS, GigE fibre, GigE copper, 10GigE, MPLS and full L3 support.

Who cares if its basically the same box ? The port density/feature combination address a new market segment.
mugwhump 12/4/2012 | 9:24:03 PM
re: Foundry Broadens Its Market I have seen the Force10 stuff. They may be on to something, as they are the only ones that can put a large number of 10GE blades (28) in a chassis and have any type of performance. Floundry, Criso and Barney seem to be happy if they can actually get one or two blades in a chassis, never mind any type of performance.

This is a small niche, but performance is paramount in the minds of most that want 10GE. We shall see how this pans out.
listen2this 12/4/2012 | 9:24:03 PM
re: Foundry Broadens Its Market Speaking of 3com, what are they up to?

Iipoed 12/4/2012 | 9:24:02 PM
re: Foundry Broadens Its Market light-headed. Maybe we can go on a first name basis since you seem to know me. Not much difference between the various chassis other than tweking on the backplane. so what. do you honestly think customers want 10 different chassis solutions from the same manufacturer. Most IT managers take pride what their network room looks like. Not to mention the ability to quickly replace failed hardware by jury rigging until the actual replacement blade,power supply arrives. Hey price performance, convenience, ease of install and reliability are important.

But since you probably still work for C-tron whoops riverstoned you could not understand this concept.
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