Tuesday, October 18, 2005

Bay Microsystems and N.E.T Partner on Government Solutions

Bay Microsystems and Network Equipment Technologies will jointly develop a new high speed, multiservice platform to switch and aggregate data at full line rates of 10 Gbps and higher. The new platform will address the Federal government's growing need for secure, high performance networks and grid computing applications. Trials are set to begin shortly with key Federal customers.

The new platform will incorporate a compact design with high capacity switching and aggregation capabilities to provide interworking of high speed technologies, including Ethernet, SONET/SDH, Fibre Channel and Infiniband, providing a powerful solution for secure, mission-critical networks such as the Global Information Grid, or GIG. The product will be delivered in a two rack-unit scalable chassis.

Both companies are long-term suppliers to the Federal government. The jointly-produced platform combines Bay Microsystems' industry-leading programmable packet processing solutions with N.E.T.'s expertise in delivering secure communications platforms. Additionally, Bay brings to the partnership its new 40 gigabit technology in support of the Federal government's GIG roadmap.

The platform is scheduled to be generally available in calendar year 2006. http://www.net.com

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