Interoperability
Demonstration at Interop Las Vegas 2008 Exemplifies Best-of-Breed
Unified Communications Solution across Heterogeneous Systems and Devices 

SANTA CLARA, Calif. and LAS VEGAS – (April 28, 2008) – Foundry
Networks®, Inc. (NASDAQ: FDRY), a performance and total solutions
leader for end-to-end switching and routing, today announced it will
deliver state-of-the art unified communications (UC) solutions that
bring enterprise customers real business benefits by integrating
technology developed by industry peers Microsoft, Mitel, and Sun
Microsystems. >From Foundry’s open, high-performance infrastructure
and Mitel’s reliable, vertical-based UC solutions to Sun Microsystems’
easy-to-deploy virtual display clients and Microsoft Office
Communications Server application delivery solution, this alliance
delivers a tested, best-of-breed end-to-end UC solution.

Foundry will demonstrate the complete UC solution developed with its
industry collaborators at Interop Las Vegas. A Foundry BigIron RX
backbone Layer 2/3 switch, ServerIron application delivery switch, and
compact FastIron Power over Ethernet (PoE) Layer 2/3 switch will
connect to Sun Microsystems’ Sun Ray virtual display client powered by
the Mitel Communications Suite, Microsoft’s Office Communications
Server 2007 and Network Access Protection (NAP) technology. The
demonstration will allow visitors to understand how a best-of-breed UC
solution can work seamlessly to deliver business-critical performance
and value.

Leveraging an IP infrastructure and enterprise communications system
simplifies communications by bringing them all into a single network,
creating common interfaces, shared tools and single points of contact
for customers, employees and others. Often barriers to large-scale UC
deployments don’t allow enterprises to take advantage of the bottom
line and productivity enhancing benefits a single communications
infrastructure and unified solution delivers. Ensuring application
security, performance and manageability while increasing mobility and
delivering a cost-effective and consistent desktop and voice experience
wherever users need access to the network can challenge even the most
ambitious enterprises.

“Foundry is very pleased to continue its leadership in open standards
networking through this important unified communications demonstration
with Microsoft, Mitel and Sun,” said Amy Mollat-Medeiros, director of
Enterprise Alliances, Foundry Networks. “This collaboration between
industry leaders brings new opportunities to truly transform enterprise
infrastructure. As part of an integrated and best-of-breed solution,
enterprise customers gain lower total cost of ownership and increased
return on investment with their mission-critical applications.”

"Microsoft is pleased to be a part of this development with Interop
Vendor Alliance members Foundry, Mitel and Sun. The solution that will
be demonstrated at this year’s Interop Las Vegas event is a result of
increasing collaboration across the IT ecosystem – and echoes
Microsoft’s commitment to bringing meeting customers’ changing
operating and business needs in mixed source environments,” said Bruce
Burns, senior director, Strategic Relations, Microsoft.

“Mitel has the privilege of having established strategic relationships
with each of these industry leaders individually to assure seamless
interoperability of our respective offerings,” said Stephen Beamish,
vice president, Business Development and Strategic Alliances.
“Combined, the elements brought together by this group of vendors
provide powerful, flexible and robust joint solutions that are capable
of meeting the needs of any customer environment.”

“Sun is thrilled to work with Foundry, Microsoft and Mitel to
demonstrate an exciting solution featuring Sun Ray technology, for
enterprises seeking to reduce the complexities of deploying a unified
communications system,” said Bob Gianni, senior director, Solaris Group
for Sun Microsystems. “A collaboration such as this underscores our
long-held vision that ‘the network is the computer,’ and truly
demonstrates what’s possible in client convergence.”

In addition to the UC solution, the presentation, “Ensuring Highly
Available, Secure and Responsive Unified Communications Across
Heterogeneous Systems and Devices,” will take place with Foundry,
Microsoft, Mitel and Sun on Wednesday, April 30 from 3:15 p.m. to 4:00
p.m. PDT at Interop in Mandalay Bay L.

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