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Foundry Networks Selects Pillar

SAN JOSE, Calif. -- Today, Pillar Data Systems, the leading provider of Application-Aware storage systems, announced that Foundry Networks selected the Pillar Axiom storage system, as the platform to effectively manage its data and applications in its production and remote environments. With its application-aware approach, Pillar has helped the network provider optimize its applications and streamline its storage environment by standardizing on the Pillar Axiom. The project tightly aligns with core business objectives set by Foundry Networks’ executive management, including safeguarding critical Oracle and Exchange applications.

A leading provider of high-performance enterprise and service provider switching, routing, security, and application traffic management solutions, Foundry required a single platform to manage and store information for its two critical applications, Oracle and Exchange. Foundry’s IT staff also had to combine its strategic business continuity and disaster recovery goals with its IT roadmap, which includes implementing Exchange 2007, a sales force expansion, upgraded business intelligence technology and newly introduced partner programs. Additionally, Foundry was looking for a reliable storage device to provide a secure infrastructure that enabled high availability and performance from its applications.

“Foundry is one step ahead of the industry by aligning IT with corporate objectives, both on a security and application level. While the storage industry has finally been able to begin conquering data growth and scalability, application proliferation and integrity is becoming one of the biggest headaches for IT administrators,” said Bob Maness, vice president of worldwide marketing, Pillar Data Systems. “We are pleased that Foundry chose to standardize on Pillar to ensure its application uptime and performance. We look forward to continue working with them to satisfy all of their storage needs.”

Pillar Data Systems Inc.