SOURCE: Vyatta


January 20, 2010 08:00 ET

Vyatta Joins Extreme Networks Go Purple Partner Program to Promote Interoperable Network Solutions

Jointly Tested Solution Provides Affordable End-to-End, High-Performance Networking

BELMONT, CA--(Marketwire - January 20, 2010) - Vyatta, a leader in open networking and network virtualization, and Extreme Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ: EXTR), a global leader in high performance Ethernet, today announced that Vyatta has joined Extreme Networks® Go Purple™ Partner Program.

With this development, Vyatta and Extreme Networks further their shared mission to deliver higher performance networks and open alternatives to vendor lock-in and proprietary technologies. The combination of Extreme Networks scalable Ethernet solutions for converged enterprise, data centers and carriers with Vyatta's open network operating system and appliances results in a jointly tested network infrastructure solution that offers organizations a lower total cost of ownership.

"We are pleased to work with Vyatta through our Go Purple Partnership Program to ensure interoperability and scalability with Vyatta's routing, firewall and VPN solutions," said Dick O'Hara, director of strategic alliances for Extreme Networks. "Our joint customers can deploy network infrastructures with interoperability confidence and receive the benefit of the enhanced performance the solution offers."

Vyatta's open networking solutions run on standard x86 hardware and deliver a complete set of routing and security features. Vyatta customers can connect, protect, virtualize, and optimize their networks, improving performance, reducing costs, and increasing manageability and flexibility compared to proprietary networking solutions.

"Joining Extreme Networks Go Purple Partner program makes it easier for our customers to deploy end-to-end open network solutions in enterprise and service provider sites requiring high reliability, high availability and high performance," said Tom McCafferty, director of marketing at Vyatta. "The relationship is another important step in making affordable, open networking a viable alternative for data centers of every size."

About Extreme Networks, Inc.

Extreme Networks provides converged Ethernet networks that support data, voice and video for enterprises and service providers. The company's network solutions feature high performance and high availability switching that deliver insight and control enabling customers to solve their real-world business communications challenges. 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:

About Vyatta

Vyatta is disrupting the networking industry by delivering a software-based, open-source, network operating system that is portable to standard x86 hardware as well as common virtualization and cloud computing platforms. Vyatta software provides a complete enterprise-class routing and security feature set capable of scaling from DSL to 20Gbps performance at a fraction of the cost of proprietary solutions. Thousands of physical and virtual infrastructures around the world, from small enterprise to Fortune 500, are connected and protected by Vyatta software and appliances. For more information, please visit

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