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Leading global exchange group leverages Force10 purpose-built resilient switching technology to provide central management infrastructure services

SAN  JOSE, Calif. , November 9, 2009 – Force10 Networks, Inc., the global technology leader that data center, service provider and enterprise customers rely on when the network is their business, today announced that the NYSE Euronext has selected its high-performance 10 Gigabit Ethernet (10 GbE) core and access switches to power the management network in their next-generation data centers in the greater New Jersey and London metro areas. NYSE Euronext has deployed the Force10 C-Series resilient switches and the S-Seriesaccess switches to power the mission-critical, 10 GbE command-and-control management network designed to ensure that billions of customer transactions and quotes are handled seamlessly on a daily basis across its global trading platforms.

“Our meticulously designed and engineered global data centers are core assets in NYSE Euronext’s corporate strategy. We carefully selected technology partners like Force10, who could deliver unparalleled innovation yet be nimble enough to work quickly and effectively with us from development to deployment,” says Andrew Bach, senior vice president of network services for NYSE Euronext. “In addition to providing highly reliable, non-blocking Ethernet switching functionality, Force10 was key in helping us deliver the speed and reliability that our customers need in a continually evolving marketplace.”

When extrapolated over the enormous message and order volumes being sent through the core NYSE Euronext network infrastructure, having the reliability to eliminate even microseconds worth of downtime delivers millions of dollars in cost savings and dramatically increased customer confidence. The command-and-control network built on Force10 switches provides the IT staff a reliable way to deploy, monitor and troubleshoot the global trading platform – enabling secure, mission-critical, out-of-band management. The Force10 operating system (FTOS) delivers consistent resiliency features and an industry-standard CLI across the variety of C-Series and S-Series platforms that are deployed, making the command-and-control network easy to manage and scale. The inherent reliability and performance built into the Force10 hardware and software architecture provides the always-on access that the NYSE Euronext data centers require for their superior reliability and 100% uptime.

The network infrastructure deployed by NYSE Euronext represents its commitment to maintaining competitiveness and scalability in the global financial markets for today and into the future.   The Force10 C-Series and S-Series switches deliver industry-leading port density and resiliency features designed specifically to minimize forklift upgrades and lessen network complexity. With up to 384 line-rate 10/100/1000Base-T or 64 line-rate 10 GbE ports, the C-Series resilient switches enable NYSE Euronext to seamlessly grow the 10 GbE command-and-control network as their global trading platform expands.

“The commitment and investment NYSE Euronext has made in its data center infrastructure and services illustrate its continuing commitment to providing a superior trading experience for its global clients,” says Force10 Networks CEO Henry Wasik. “Whether it is advances in system design that enable long-term investment protection or new ways to increase resiliency and non-blocking, line-rate performance, Force10 develops the purpose-built technology customers need to transform their networks into the strategic assets that are fundamental to the success of their business.”

About Force10 Networks
Force10 Networks is the global technology leader that data center, service provider and enterprise customers rely on when the network is their business. Force10’s products deliver the scalability, reliability and application awareness to cost-effectively deliver content from the enterprise or converged network to the mobile business user or consumer. For more information on Force10 Networks, please visit

About NYSE Euronext
NYSE Euronext (NYX) is a leading global operator of financial markets and provider of innovative trading technologies.  The company's exchanges in Europe and the United States trade equities, futures, options, fixed-income and exchange-traded products.  With more than 8,000 listed issues, NYSE Euronext's equities markets -- the New York Stock Exchange, NYSE Euronext, NYSE Amex and NYSE Alternext as well as NYSE Arca – represent nearly 40 percent of the world's equities trading, the most liquidity of any global exchange group.  NYSE Euronext also operates NYSE Liffe, the leading European derivatives business and the world's second-largest derivatives business by value of trading. The company offers comprehensive commercial technology, connectivity and market data products and services through NYSE Technologies.  NYSE Euronext is in the S&P 500 index, and is the only exchange operator in the S&P 100   index and Fortune 500.  For more information, please visit:

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Contact: Eric Ryan, NYSE Euronext
Phone: 212.656.2411