October 31, 2008

Foundry and Blue Coat Jointly Deploy Network Solution for ISU

US-based Foundry Networks and Blue Coat Systems have announced that Saudi Arabia-based Internet Services Unit has deployed Blue Coat ProxySG appliances and the Foundry ServerIron. The joint solution is expected to optimize ISU's network to accelerate the delivery of requested content to users throughout Saudi Arabia.

It is claimed that, for service providers, Blue Coat ProxySG appliances offload processing functions from its servers to speed application delivery and protect the network from potential threats. To optimize network performance, Foundry's ServerIrons load balance traffic across the server farm, increasing application availability and scalability.

Deployed in tandem, Foundry's ServerIrons balance traffic across multiple Blue Coat ProxySG appliances, allowing service providers to scale its network bandwidth up to multiple trunked 10Gbps connections to increase bandwidth as data traffic increases.

Bethany Mayer, senior vice president of worldwide marketing at Blue Coat Systems, said: "Solving application performance challenges while ensuring web security and policy control throughout the distributed network is now a requirement for service providers such as ISU (Internet Services Unit) and enterprises alike.

"The combination of Blue Coat and Foundry appliances provides the scalability, reliability and control that these large organizations require to accelerate the delivery of Web-based and bandwidth-intensive applications."