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OSI

abbreviation for
(Computer Science) open systems interconnection; an international standardization model to facilitate communications among computers with different protocols
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Load balancers use Layer 3 and 4 information to make effective routing decisions between server clusters.
The testing shows the Cisco 7600 Series to be one of the industry's leading edge-routing platforms, enabling the development of advanced IP/MPLS services such as the deployment of Layer 2 and Layer 3 VPNs on a single converged Ethernet network for reduced complexity and lower total cost of ownership.
In the past year, various advancements such as accelerated network performance via Gigabit Ethernet and Layer 3 switching have removed the router bottleneck.
The Datacryptor product line is focused on securing the WAN links and offers a complete range of Layer 1, Layer 2, and Layer 3 solutions.
From NIC cards to simple, plug-and-play unmanaged switches to sophisticated, wire-speed Layer 3 solutions with state-of-the-art QoS, IPv6 capability and advanced security features, Allied Telesyn has a depth and breadth of Ethernet/IP capability that is unmatched in the industry.
Advanced QoS Functionality Delivers Layer 3 Ready Traffic Management for Voice Networks
a leading provider of flexible, high-performance multi-service edge (MSE) switches to carriers worldwide, today announced new redundancy features for its Viva5100 Multi-Service IP(TM) switch, including the debut of several Layer 3 features unique to the industry.
The 24-port FastIron Edge Switch 2402 POE with full Layer 2, base Layer 3 software will be available in May 2003 at a US list price of $4,495 USD; full Layer 3 software at US list price of $5,995 USD and a post-purchase upgrade for the Layer 2, base Layer 3 system to full Layer 3 software for US list price of $1,495 USD; the 48-port 4802 POE with full Layer 2, base Layer 3 software will be available in June 2003 at a US list price of $7,495 USD; full layer 3 software at US list price of $9,495 USD and a post-purchase upgrade for the Layer 2, base Layer 3 system to full Layer 3 software for US list price of $1,995 USD.
NASDAQ: FDRY), a leading provider of high-performance enterprise and service provider switching, routing and Web traffic management solutions, today announced that the company has captured the top market positions for overall Layer 4 - 7 Web switching, Layer 3 10-Gigabit Ethernet switching, and Layer 3 Modular 1 Gbps (1000 Mbps) Ethernet switching according to the survey conducted by the Dell'Oro Group, a leading market research firm.
Foundry is committed to providing end-to-end network infrastructure solutions to both enterprise and service provider customers by offering industry-leading performance, scalability, features and value in Foundry's FastIron(R) Layer 2/3 switches, BigIron(R) Layer 3 switches, NetIron(R) Metro routers and ServerIron Layer 4 - 7 traffic management switches," continued Johnson.
The new EdgeIron family complements Foundry's industry-leading FastIron(R) family of Layer 2 and Layer 3 switches by providing a mid-range Layer 2 fixed-configuration switch to Enterprise users that need high-performance and port density at an aggressive price, but without the need for the high-end advanced Layer 2 features or Layer 3 switching capabilities.
The deployment will include Foundry's NetIron(R) Internet routers, BigIron(R) Layer 3 switches, ServerIron(R) Layer 4 - 7 Web switches, and FastIron(R) 4802 Layer 2/3 switches.