Santa Clara – (The Hosting News) – May 17, 2007 – Privately held dedicated hosting company, The Planet, has chosen Foundry Networks’ NetIron XMR 8000 Internet and MPLS Core Router, to accelerate its web services, with enhanced performance and cost effectiveness.
The Planet has upgraded its network infrastructure with Foundry’s new 8-slot high-end IPv4/IPv6/MPLS multi-service routers. The NetIron XMR 8000 is leveraged to aggregate Gigabit Ethernet (GbE) and 10 Gigabit Ethernet (10GbE) connections from bandwidth providers to The Planet’s geographically distributed, world-class data centers.
According to the company, Foundry’s advanced IP/MPLS routers offer The Planet the ability to meet the challenging demands of their rapidly expanding business. Purpose built for large-scale Service and Content Provider networks, Foundry’s NetIron XMR Series delivers a distinctive combination of full-featured routing, carrier-class reliability, massive scalability, and lower total cost of ownership (TCO) compared with alternative offerings. The Planet’s selection of the NetIron XMR series of routers emphasizes their effort to maintain a high-performance and cost-efficient web hosting network.
Will Charnock, Vice President of Technology at The Planet explained, ”At The Planet, our 22,000 customers host more than 2.8 million web sites, which means network quality and reliability are absolutely essential for running their businesses. Foundry’s NetIron XMR provides us with an extremely affordable platform with excellent performance, high 10-Gigabit port density, as well as IPV6 and MPLS support which will enable us to offer future advanced IP services to our customers. Through our partnership with Foundry, we’re able to meet the stringent network requirements of our customers across in our six world-class data centers so they can focus on their growing their businesses.”’
Maximizing performance on aggregation networks is essential to ensure a high-quality experience for end customers. By using Foundry’s NetIron series of routers, The Planet extends its superior Quality of Service (QoS) and builds improved resiliency into the network architecture. Featuring Foundry’s cutting-edge 5th generation Network Processor based design, the NetIron XMR Series router offers network operators a rich mix of services, including dual stack wire-speed IPv4/IPv6 routing, as well as MPLS Traffic Engineered Tunnels, Virtual Leased Lines (VLL), Virtual Private LAN Service (VPLS), and BGP/MPLS VPN (RFC 2547bis) services. The Foundry architecture enables customers to mix these services on the same platform, all at a fraction of the cost of traditional routers. The NetIron XMR Series is comprised of four system configurations to address the port density and traffic handling capacity needs of different providers.
Ken Cheng, Vice President and General Manager, high value systems business unit for Foundry Networks added, ”Foundry’s NetIron XMR delivers industry leading performance while also providing high reliability, scalability, and robust routing protocol support required by large web hosting providers. Web hosting and service providers require a powerful solution for the efficient delivery of multimedia content and large data files; the NetIron XMR Series delivers this while also providing unsurpassed performance, scalability, resiliency, and reliability at a fraction of the price of competing products.”
Foundry Networks, Inc. is a provider of high-performance enterprise and service provider switching, routing, security, and web traffic management solutions including Layer 2/3 LAN switches, Layer 3 Backbone switches, Layer 4 – 7 application switches, wireless LAN and access points, access routers and metro routers. Foundry’s 10,000 customers include the world’s premier ISPs, metro service providers, and enterprises including e-commerce sites, universities, entertainment, health and wellness, government, financial, and manufacturing companies.
The Planet is a leading provider of On Demand IT Infrastructure solutions, hosting more than 22,000 small- and medium-size businesses and 2.8 million web sites worldwide. By offering the best choice of servers, software tools and world-class support, backed by state-of-the-art facilities and the highest level of network connectivity, The Planet endeavors to turn information technology into a competitive advantage, enabling customers to grow businesses.
To learn more about the Foundry Networks, Inc., please visit: www.foundrynetworks.com.
For more information about The Planet, please visit: www.theplanet.com.