Riverstone Intros Low-Cost 10GigE

SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- Riverstone Networks, Inc. (Nasdaq:RSTN - News) today introduced a new family of switches that delivers true wire-speed 10 Gigabit performance at less than $10,000 per port, including optics -- more than 50 percent below the cost of other available solutions. Independently tested and certified as wire-speed by The Tolly Group, Riverstone Networks' XGS family of 10 Gigabit Ethernet (10 GbE) Layer 3 switches combines the performance, scalability, intelligence and carrier class features that telecommunications carriers, government organizations, large corporations and educational institutions demand for their mission critical networks, at a price that makes the widespread deployment of 10 GbE practical. "Today, Riverstone revolutionizes high performance networking with the industry's first true wire speed 10 Gig switch at a price that was thought to be years away," said Riverstone Networks President and CEO Romulus Pereira. "Riverstone's XGS has established the 10 Gig benchmark for price and performance -- the benchmark against which all others will be compared." According to industry analysts The Dell'Oro Group, widespread deployment of 10 GbE requires the price per unit of bandwidth to be equal to or less than Gigabit Ethernet technology. At $9,995 per port, Riverstone's XGS family provides unparalleled 10 GbE performance at a price below the average cost of 10 one Gigabit Ethernet ports. "The Riverstone XGS family is the industry's first 10 Gig platform engineered to deliver wire-speed performance at the price necessary to drive deployments," said Praveen K. Mandal, vice president of Riverstone's advanced switching technology group. "The Riverstone XGS shatters the current thinking on what is possible with 10 Gig architecture, functionality and scalability." Riverstone Networks Inc.
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