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Bay Microsystems ABEx 2020 Named Finalist in Best of VMworld 2008 Awards

SAN JOSE, Calif., Sept. 22 /PRNewswire/ -- Bay Microsystems, Inc., a worldwide leader in high performance datacenter extension across wide-area networks, today announced that its ABEx(R) 2020 Multi-Service Transport Gateway platform was named a finalist in the Best of VMworld 2008 Awards at the VMworld 2008 conference in Las Vegas, Nevada. Bay's ABEx 2020, which enables Wide Area Virtualization, was named as a finalist in the "Hardware for Virtualization" category by the editors of TechTarget Inc.'s SearchServerVirtualization.com(TM) for innovation, value, performance, reliability, and ease-of-use.

SAN JOSE, Calif., Sept. 22 /PRNewswire/ — Bay Microsystems, Inc., a worldwide leader in high performance datacenter extension across wide-area networks, today announced that its ABEx(R) 2020 Multi-Service Transport Gateway platform was named a finalist in the Best of VMworld 2008 Awards at the VMworld 2008 conference in Las Vegas, Nevada. Bay's ABEx 2020, which enables Wide Area Virtualization, was named as a finalist in the "Hardware for Virtualization" category by the editors of TechTarget Inc.'s SearchServerVirtualization.com(TM) for innovation, value, performance, reliability, and ease-of-use.

"We are excited and honored to have the ABEx 2020 selected as one of the top virtualization hardware products at VMworld 2008," said Charles Gershman, president and CEO of Bay Microsystems. "This award validates the efforts of the Bay team to develop and deliver solutions that unleash the power of virtualization by extending server and storage virtualization across multiple data centers, allowing the benefits of virtualization to be realized across all of an organization's data center resources."

The ABEx 2020, which is based upon Bay's network processing and traffic management IC technologies, delivers unmatched line-rate performance based upon a revolutionary system architecture that combines high-performance hardware and modular software to increase network availability and reduce operating costs. By extending high performance server and storage networks across wide area distances, the ABEx 2020 enables Wide Area Virtualization, allowing VMware(R) VMotion to be extended across thousands of miles.

About the ABEx 2020

The ABEx 2020, a 10G multi-service transport gateway built for InfiniBand extension over WAN and grid computing, is built on a compact 2RU Advanced Telecommunications Computing Architecture (ATCA) chassis and offers multiservice capabilities at line rate. The ABEx 2020 is inherently secure and allows for all features and services to operate across many interface types without compromising performance. The platform addresses the hard-QoS requirements of the converged metro/access, core and storage markets with its comprehensive traffic management capabilities.

Based upon Bay's Montego(R) and Biscayne(R) network processing and traffic management IC technologies, the ABEx 2020 provides unprecedented programmability and scalability and supports pluggable and configurable interfaces including: OC48 (PoS, ATM), OC192 (PoS, ATM), 1GbE, 10GbE, and 4x Infiniband.

About Bay Microsystems

Bay Microsystems is one of the industry's fastest growing communications companies. As the recognized global leader in high-performance, programmable network processors, transport processors, and WAN data center extension solutions, its award winning products enable the delivery of converged voice, video, data and multimedia, and have been deployed in mission-critical service provider, enterprise and government networks since 2003. Bay Microsystems customers include many leading government, telecom and network equipment manufacturers. For more information please visit http://www.baymicrosystems.com.

SOURCE Bay Microsystems, Inc.

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