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BLADE Network Technologies

November 09, 2009 12:16 ET

BLADE Network Technologies Goes Green for Energy-Efficient Data Centers

BLADE's Charles Ferland to Address Green IT Expo in London on November 10 and 11

MUNICH, GERMANY--(Marketwire - November 9, 2009) - BLADE Network Technologies Inc. (BLADE), the trusted leader in data centre networking, announced today that Charles Ferland, BLADE's vice president for Europe, Middle-East & Africa (EMEA) will speak at the Green IT Expo at the Barbican Exhibition Centre in London at 2:45pm on November 10 and 11 on the topic "Optimizing Data Centre Networking for Energy-Efficient Data Centers."

"Network virtualization, the convergence of multiple switching fabrics over 10 Gigabit Ethernet and energy-efficient networking solutions are at the forefront of green networking for the data center," said Ferland. "Integrating these three elements can build a better, more efficient, less wasteful, green IT infrastructure that can meet or exceed proposed European environmental guidelines, as well as provide significant cost and space savings."

An industry leader in green networking, BLADE's products enable the world's largest enterprises to implement energy-efficient data centre networks that result in the lowest carbon footprint for next-generation data centers. BLADE was the first networking company named to the AlwaysOn GoingGreen 100. Its 1/10 Gigabit Ethernet blade server and top-of-rack data center switches consume power equivalent to just one or two standard light bulbs, using up to 60 percent less power than other comparable switches. BLADE's Ethernet switches offer a patent-pending design that provides data centers with side-to-side, as well as front-to-back, cooling. BLADE's breakthrough approach to network virtualization and converged networking optimizes data centre networks for the most energy-efficient operations.

About Green IT Expo

Spiraling energy prices, new reporting requirements, increasing political pressure and growing consumer awareness are rapidly becoming key factors in the changing socio-economic landscape. Green IT Expo 2009 will provide a complete one-stop-shop for senior IT and business decision-makers to identify environmentally-friendly technologies, green innovations and socially responsible suppliers that can help them rise to these new challenges. For more information, visit

About BLADE Network Technologies

BLADE Network Technologies (BLADE) is the leading provider of Gigabit and 10G Ethernet cloud-ready networking solutions for dynamic, enterprise data centers worldwide. In addition to its innovative OEM blade switches, and SmartConnect with VMready virtualization and BLADEHarmony Manager software, BLADE's "Virtual, Cooler, Easier" RackSwitch family enables "Rackonomics" -- an efficient approach for scaling out data center networks to drive down total cost of ownership. BLADE's customers include more than 300 of the Fortune 500 across 26 industry segments, representing nearly 7 million switch ports connecting over 2 million servers and storage systems in data centers around the globe. Visit: Twitter: @BLADENetwork.

BLADE Network Technologies, the BLADE logo, BLADEHarmony, RackSwitch, RackSwitch Solution Partner, SmartConnect and VMready are trademarks of BLADE Network Technologies. All other trademarks and copyrights are owned by their respective owners.

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