Foundry launches Gigabit-over-copper switch

Foundry Networks is targeting the Gigabit-over-copper switch market with its mid-range Gigabit Ethernet aggregation EdgeIron 10GC2F switch.

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By  Zoe Moleshead Published  June 5, 2002

Foundry Networks is targeting the Gigabit-over-copper switch market with its mid-range Gigabit Ethernet aggregation EdgeIron 10GC2F model. The switch will offer higher performance for server aggregation, workgroup backbone upgrades and Gigabit to the desktop migration for power users, according to Foundry.

The EdgeIron 10GC2F also provides a full Layer 2 feature set, including 802.1p based quality of service (QoS), 802.1d single spanning tree protocol, port mirroring and generic multicast registration protocol to name but a few.

“The desire to release the power of increasing speeds, the need to maximise existing cable infrastructure investments and the recent emergence of low cost 1000 BaseT network interface cards in the market is accelerating the migration from Fast Ethernet to Gigabit Ethernet in server farm, workgroup and desktop applications,” says Ken Cheng, vice president, marketing, Foundry Networks.

Foundry’s portfolio of high performance Gigabit-over-copper switch offerings provide customers with a reliable and scalable solution to cost-effectively upgrade and expand their network and fully leverage the economic benefits inherent in Gigabit Ethernet,” Cheng adds.

Foundry also promises ease-of-use and configuration with the industry standard command line interface (CLI), Telnet-based interface, web-based GUI and Radius-based user authentication features.

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