SOURCE: Extreme Networks, Inc.

Extreme Networks, Inc.

June 22, 2010 07:28 ET

Extreme Networks Selected by Austrian Ministry of the Interior for Data Center and Local Networks Addressing National Security

New Data Center and LANs Serve 31,000 Personnel, Span Eight Federal States and Serve the Capital City of Vienna

SANTA CLARA, CA--(Marketwire - June 22, 2010) - Extreme Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ: EXTR) today announced that the Austrian Ministry of the Interior (BM.I) has selected its high performance data center, edge and aggregation network solutions to migrate the local networks and data centers of the security administration department for eight federal states and for the capital, Vienna.

BM.I chose Extreme Networks solutions due to reliability, performance, energy efficiency and ease-of-management. The network design plan consists of building a reliable and high performance network for the aggregation of servers, support of iSCSI-based converged storage applications and to provide reliable edge connectivity for 31,000 users. The new IT landscape for BM.I, supporting the Austrian Police, among other agencies, that will gradually be put into operation throughout this year.

"As we are responsible for national security in Austria, we require that our IT infrastructure and data centers meet the highest requirements addressing reliability, high availability and performance," said Reinhard Schwab, Head of Network Operations at BM.I. "The impressive network solutions from Extreme Networks were chosen due to consistent software operating system, ExtremeXOS®, its high availability features and a long product life cycle."

For the implementation of the new networks and data centers, Extreme Networks has delivered its BlackDiamond® 8810 modular switches for the core and its Summit® X450a and Summit X480 fixed Gigabit Ethernet switches and Summit X650 10 Gigabit fixed switches at the edge and aggregation. BlackDiamond 8810 switches provide 10 Gigabit Ethernet backbone connectivity for data centers while Summit switches deliver high performance aggregation of servers, reliable connectivity for iSCSI Network-Attached Storage (NAS) systems and edge connectivity for users.

"Building a large scale infrastructure for a federal government network of 31,000 employees means ensuring performance and reliability," said Paul Hooper, chief marketing officer for Extreme Networks. "BM.I, with the assistance of local partner NextiraOne, has designed and implemented a top notch IT infrastructure featuring ten datacenters across the country supporting mission-critical servers and converged storage systems. Extreme Networks is proud to assist BM.I in providing mission-critical networks for the national security of Austria."

Extreme Networks ExtremeXOS® network operating system is consistent on core and edge switches, simplifying the operation of the network tools that address the automation, configuration and deployment of network policy.

About the Bundesministerium für Inneres (BM.I)
The Austrian Ministry of the Interior (BM.I) is responsible for 31,000 employees in 40 different fields of duty -- ranging from alpine police to civil defense.

Extreme Networks, Inc.
Extreme Networks provides converged Ethernet network infrastructure that support data, voice and video for enterprises and service providers. The company's network solutions feature high performance, high availability and scalable switching solutions that enable organizations to address real-world communications challenges and opportunities. Operating in more than 50 countries, Extreme Networks provides wired and wireless secure LANs, data center infrastructure and Service Provider Ethernet transport solutions that are complemented by global, 24x7 service and support. For more information, visit:

Extreme Networks, BlackDiamond, Summit, and ExtremeXOS are either trademarks or registered trademarks of Extreme Networks, Inc. in the United States and other countries. All other names are the property of their respective owners.

Except for the historical information contained herein, the matters set forth in this press release, including without limitation statements as to features and benefits of the products, are forward-looking statements within the meaning of the "safe harbor" provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These forward-looking statements speak only as of the date. Because such statements deal with future events, they are subject to risks and uncertainties, including network design and actual results of use of the product in different environments. We undertake no obligation to update the forward-looking information in this release. Other important factors which could cause actual results to differ materially are contained in the Company's 10-Qs and 10-Ks which are on file with the Securities and Exchange Commission. 

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