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Cabelas Deploys Cisco SFS

RENO, Nev. -- Cisco(R) (NASDAQ: CSCO) today announced that Cisco's
high-performance Server Fabric Switch (SFS) InfiniBand Series has
been deployed to support advanced high-speed data online transactions
at Cabelas, a leading retailer of outdoor merchandise, as well as
scientific analysis and research at Andrews Space, a developer of
advanced space technologies, and at Harvard University's Department
of Chemistry.

The Cisco family of high-performance server switches offers
best-in-class scalability, high availability and security, with a
common set of management tools such as configuration interfaces and
virtualization provisioning. Supporting some of the world's largest
server clusters, Cisco SFS InfiniBand Series products offer
cost-effective, low-latency options for high-performance,
computation-intensive applications where every microsecond of latency
improvement is critical.

Enabling High-Speed Holiday Online Shopping at Cabelas

Cabelas (, headquartered in Sidney, Neb., is
the world's largest direct marketer, and a leading specialty retailer,
of hunting, fishing, camping and related outdoor merchandise. To gear
up for the high-demand online holiday shopping season, the
information technology (IT) staff researched high-speed networking
solutions to upgrade from 1-gigabit performance and replace the aging
network infrastructure. IT team members determined that they needed
a three-year solution that would anticipate future needs and support
ongoing network traffic demands, as well as provide optimal solution
price to performance.

The Cabelas IT team selected the Cisco SFS 7000 Series InfiniBand
solution to deliver cost-competitive bandwidth, low latency, and
high-performance capabilities, and installed the solution in just
three months over the summer, to be ready for the start of holiday
shopping in October. "We determined that we needed a solution that
could accommodate 30,000 transactions per minute going forward, and
the InfiniBand solution we've deployed delivers 70,000 transactions
per minute in our in-house tests, at half the cost of other
technologies," said Luc Suryo, senior UNIX engineer at Cabelas. "The
new system helps to create a positive online user shopping
experience, which is critical because shoppers will abandon online
orders if processing isn't handled quickly."

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