Web Hosting Provider, 1&1 Internet, Enlists Foundry’s NetIron XMR Multi-Services

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Santa Clara, California – (The Hosting News) – January 24, 2008 – Webhosting company, and subsidiary of United Internet, 1 and 1 Internet, is supported by Foundry Networks, Inc., with its installation of the NetIron XMR 4000 backbone routers, to power the network for scalable growth and allow for significant capital and operating expenditure savings.

During the planning phase of this major backbone upgrade, 1 and 1 chose Foundry’s NetIron XMR 4000 for its port density and performance, while also offering compelling economies of scale and long-term investment protection. 1 and 1 initially installed the NetIron XMR routers in the European part of the backbone and after successful results expanded the installation to the Kansas City Metropolitan Area Network (MAN).

Due to the large scale, 1 and 1 is running its own transcontinental Wide Area Network (WAN) – which differentiates the company from other web hosting firms. On the equipment side, backbone routers of multiple vendors are used to ensure maximum redundancy, reliability and security. On the network structure side, two independent ring systems in Europe and the United States are connected redundantly via two transatlantic connections and grant access to more than 400 other providers via 700 BGP routing sessions.

To meet consumer and business customers’ expectations for fast and reliable services, 1 and 1 is continuously optimizing its network. To preserve market leadership and provide next generation services, the European WAN network, which originally consisted of a SDH topology with a bandwidth of 2.5 GB/sec, is now upgraded to connections consisting of single or even multiple 10 gigabit Ethernet (10GbE) channels. This ensures that 1 and 1’s future network increases as web hosting continues to grow.

The new Lenexa Data Center has the capacity for more than 40,000 servers and enables 1 and 1 to support rapid customer growth in the United States. The data center is linked to 1 and 1’s own 10GbE Kansas City metro ring to continue offering a high level of product and providing more than 99.99% uptime. The addition of Foundry routers gives 1 and 1 hosting users the advantage of heightened security and the next generation of technology enabling industry leading performance.

1 and 1 Internet has reported extensive growth as one of the world’s largest and fastest growing web hosts. According to independent studies, 1 and 1 hosts almost 2.6 million active web sites and has 9.1 million domains registered. 1 and 1’s global community is 7.07 million customers strong. Expanding globally, 1 and 1 is already one of the United States’ top five service providers. The data transfer rate of business and consumer Web sites hosted is nearly 6.5 petabytes per month.

Andreas Gauger, Chairman for 1 and 1 Internet remarked, ”The reason for the increasing popularity of 1 and 1’s web hosting service, besides affordability, is the industry leading performance and reliability. To maintain this advantage, we are constantly implementing technologies to improve our customers’ experience. After thoroughly analyzing competing products, we are convinced that Foundry’s NetIron XMR Series routers provide us with the upgrade path and feature set that allows future bandwidth growth and a high level of performance.”

Ken Cheng, Vice President and General Manager for Foundry’s High-End and Service Provider Systems Business Unit noted, ”We are very pleased that 1 and 1 Internet has chosen the NetIron XMR backbone routers to power their global Web hosting and service provider network. Performance, reliability and scalability are crucial elements in accommodating future network expansion. Using Foundry’s class-leading routers, 1 and 1 is well prepared for this growth and poised to take advantage of market opportunities as the world’s largest and fastest growing Web host.”

Foundry Networks, Inc. is a provider of high-performance enterprise and service provider switching, routing, security and web traffic management solutions, including Layer 2/3 LAN switches, Layer 3 Backbone switches, Layer 4-7 application switches, wireless LAN and access points, metro and core routers. Foundry’s customers include the world’s premier ISPs, metro service providers, and enterprises, including e-commerce sites, universities, entertainment, health and wellness, government, financial and manufacturing companies.

1 and 1 Internet Inc. is a subsidiary of United Internet, a profitable public company with a market cap of $4 billion and over 3,500 employees. 1 and 1 was established in 1992 and hosts more than 9 million domain names, while more than 40,000 servers run on the company’s five data centers. 1 and 1’s global community is over 6.8 million customer contracts strong. The company’s U.S. headquarters is located in Chesterbrook, PA. 1 and 1 features an array of services, from instant domain packages to all-inclusive shared hosting plans, dedicated servers and ready-to-run eShops. 1 and 1 is a Microsoft Joint Development Partner, and works with other paramount companies such as Google, Plesk, Symantec, and HP/Compaq.

To learn more about Foundry Networks, please visit: www.foundrynet.com.

For more information about 1 and 1 Internet, please visit: www.1and1.com.

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