Lucent to resell iron clad Foundry switches

New reseller agreement between one of the worlds largest networking companies, Lucent Technologies, and a usurper of the title of top supplier to carriers, Foundry Networks, unfolds.

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By  Michelle Sturman Published  February 1, 2001

Those orders you placed on Lucent recently, may be filled with Foundry Networks switches following an agreement which sees Lucent take on the role of heavy-hitting Foundry partner.

Not only will Lucent resell the entire family of Foundry’s ServerIron Web switches on a world wide basis, but Lucent’s integration and consulting divisions will offer ServerIron switches as an integral part of their Internet traffic and content management solutions, Lucent says.

“Lucent brings tremendous world wide reach with its experienced sales force, support infrastructure, and the consulting and integration service organizations,” said Bobby Johnson, president and CEO of Foundry Networks.

“This will help Foundry in building a sustainable franchise in the Web switching market that’s been strategic to Foundry’s success. Our alliance with Lucent will help our new account growth, which presents significant opportunity for Foundry’s Layer 2/3 switches and Internet routers as well.”

Internet content delivery and distribution is an emerging technology with the potential to make the Internet faster, more flexible and more useful. Growing demand is creating a significant opportunity for content producers, but new technology is needed to speed massive amounts of content, such as audio and video, through the Internet.

This technology is being developed to make the Internet infrastructure more accommodating to more applications, yet easier to use.

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