Foundry wins big at the Burj

Foundry Networks is close to the completion of the first phase of a new network infrastructure for Dubai's prestigious Burj Al Arab hotel

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By  Andy Tillett Published  September 27, 2005

Foundry Networks, together with its technology solution provider EMW, are close to the completion of the first phase of a new network infrastructure for Dubai's prestigious Burj Al Arab hotel, part of a major implementation program involving all buildings owned by property company Jumeira. The vendor, through EMW, has supplied the Burj Al Arab with a local area network (LAN) infrastructure, switches and phones. The implementation will be rolled out in phases, replacing the hotel's existing solution. Foundry say they hope to “standardise” its network technology across all of Jumeirah's hotels. “We are proud to have been selected by such a prestigious hotel,” says Farook Majeed, regional manager, Foundry Networks MENA. “We are committed to helping Burj Al Arab realise a high rate of return on their converged network infrastructure investments for today's and tomorrow's voice, video and data applications. “Foundry has become a valuable partner in the Middle East that provides enterprises with increased network performance, investment protection for future deployment as well as world-class customer support.” Executives at the 321metre tall hotel wanted to deploy state of the art technology that came packaged with reliable, secure and high performance products. “As a global player in the marketplace, we are proud to serve a wide spectrum of distinguished clients from defence and government agencies, to commercial enterprises,” says Serjios El-Hage, managing director, EMW Inc. “We are committed to applying the best mind-power and products to helping our clients stay ahead of rapid changes in new generation network growth and development.” Foundry Networks FastIron chassis based systems were deployed at the core of the network and several EdgeIron switches were placed at the edge of the network. Foundry is also displaying a number of its high performance networking systems at Gitex this year, including its BigIron RX-series of high-performance Layer 2/3 Ethernet switches, ServerIron GTC series, ServerIron 350 and SecureIronLS LAN switches.

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