New ServerIron application delivery switches boost performance and adds scalability to network.
KINGDOM OF SAUDI ARABIA, 29 September 2008: Foundry Networks®, Inc., a
performance and total solutions leader for end-to-end switching and
routing, has been selected by Cyberia, one of the region’s leading
Internet Service Providers (ISP), to upgrade its network in the Kingdom
of Saudi Arabia (KSA). In line with its growing operations around the
Kingdom, Cyberia selected Foundry’s ServerIron 850 Plus application
delivery switches to provide its network with added Layer 4 sessions,
scalability and dramatically greater capacity to support its upgrade
“We chose Foundry because of its stability, availability and
scalability,” said Khalid Salman, director of operations at Cyberia.
“As a leading regional ISP, we are committed to meeting our users’
expectations for high quality-of–service, and this mainly relies on
highly reliable and stable networking. Our main concern, while
upgrading the network, was service availability; Foundry created a
solid and thorough upgrade plan that made the migration extremely
Foundry Networks’ ServerIron 850 Plus is being used for transparent
caching and load balancing, adding more capacity and redundancy to
Cyberia’s network backbone. The new implementation successfully
provides the 10Gbps connectivity the network required for its growing
user base and emerging advanced applications in KSA.
The ServerIron 350, 450 and 850 Plus Series features Foundry’s ultra
high-performance application switches in a choice of three form
factors. These switches can be customized for performance, port density
and SSL acceleration to meet a range of application and data center
infrastructure needs. All three switches are purpose-built with a
modular architecture for superior performance and scalability, and can
be expanded to meet growing traffic demands with ultimate investment
protection, including 10 gigabit Ethernet application delivery. The
ServerIron products are almost exclusively used by over 2,000 of the
world’s most demanding organizations.
According to Salman, “This upgrade is in line with our efforts to
provide first-grade Internet Services to the region. It is only one of
many steps we have planned to help us in our continous growth.”
Cyberia offers Internet access services in KSA, the Hashemite Kingdom
of Jordan and the Lebanese Republic under the trade name “Cyberia” and
has its headquarters in Riyadh, KSA. Cyberia is owned by OgerTelecom, a
fixed and mobile operator with more than 35 million subscribers under
management. The Internet operations first started in Lebanon in 1996.
In an attempt to expand in the Middle East and in an aggressive move to
lead the Internet industry in the region, Cyberia started offering
Internet services in Jordan early 2001 and then in KSA in 2002.
“Layer 4-7 application switches are purpose built for enterprise and
service provider business-critical application infrastructures,” said
Farook Majeed, Regional Director for Middle East at Foundry Networks.
“We are pleased that Cyberia has selected our ServerIron 850 Plus
application delivery switches. These switches deliver ease of
management and space efficiency without sacrificing high availability,
port expandability and performance upgradeability to accommodate growth
in application traffic.”