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ControlCircle Picks Foundry

LONDON -- Foundry Networks(r), Inc., a performance and total solutions leader for end-to-end switching and routing, today announced that ControlCircle, a specialist data centre services company, has selected its 10 Gigabit Ethernet switch technology, the FastIron(r)
SuperX(tm) and FastIron Edge X series, to connect its various data centres and points of presence in London. In this multi-phase project, ControlCircle will offer robust Layer 3 BGP[1] Internet connectivity services to clients, along with MRP2[2] capabilities to ensure non-stop operation and service reliability. They will also be using Foundry switches when it updates its corporate LAN, as well as installing its technology where appropriate as part of client related managed service contracts.

ControlCircle provides a complete range of data centre services to organisations requiring business critical support where zero down time is an absolute necessity. This encompasses six areas: hosting, networking, security, storage, 24/7 monitoring & managed services, and connectivity. The company is unique because of its extensive technical skill set, use of a range of best-of-breed solutions, such as NetApp and Oracle, while also providing end-to-end solutions for clients. It also offers ultra-secure facilities for client equipment utilising biometric-based security, CCTV and additional security caging in its data centres.

ControlCircle's customers include five of the top ten UK websites, blue chip companies and global enterprises.

Foundry's FastIron SuperX and Edge X switches will be installed to interconnect every main data centre in London to create a 10 gigabit dark fibre ring, with ControlCircle later rolling them out to other locations worldwide as they open. Foundry was chosen because of its broad range of feature rich 10 Gigabit Ethernet switches including compact units which its competitors do not excel.

Damian Milkins, ControlCircle's chief executive officer, says, "Clients select us as we can not only sell them the equipment they need for their production and disaster recovery systems, but then implement, configure and provide ongoing monitoring & management. This contrasts with our competitors who don't offer such a complete service and explains why we've built such an impressive client base since the business was founded six years ago."

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