SOURCE: BLADE Network Technologies

BLADE Network Technologies

September 01, 2009 08:30 ET

BLADE Delivers Cloud Ready, Virtual Machine-Aware Networking for HP BladeSystem

BLADE's 1,000 Virtual Port VMready Switch Provides Cloud Ready Network for Building HP Virtual Infrastructure

SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwire - September 1, 2009) - VMworld -- BLADE Network Technologies, Inc. (BLADE), the trusted leader in data center networking, announced that VMready™, which supports thousands of virtual switch ports, is available for use with the HP 1:10Gb Ethernet BL-c switch.

BLADE's VMready switch-resident software is part of BLADE's Cloud Ready Network Architecture, which equips data center managers to build virtual infrastructures for today's agile workloads. Instead of focusing just on virtualizing individual servers, VMready enables virtualization across the data center infrastructure for greater productivity, better resource utilization, advanced energy efficiency and improved business continuity.

"In cloud computing and enterprise data center environments, BLADE supports HP's efforts to leverage the benefits of virtualization across the infrastructure," said Dan Tuchler, vice president of Strategy and Product Management, BLADE Network Technologies. "In today's bandwidth-intensive virtualization infrastructures, network policies must move along with Virtual Machines to maintain application performance, availability and security, which is exactly what VMready is all about."

Pricing and Availability

VMready is available now for BLADE's BLADEHarmony Premium Services customers as part of the SmartConnect software upgrade to new and previously installed HP 1:10Gb Ethernet BL-c switches. The BLADEHarmony Premium Service provides HP BladeSystem customers with 24x7 support and an entitlement to upgrade to new BLADE software products for a three-year period. This service is priced at $600 for the HP 1:10Gb BL-c switch. See for information on BLADE Services.

The HP 1:10Gb Ethernet BL-c Switch, along with the HP 10Gb Ethernet BL-c Switch and the HP GbE2c Layer 2/3 Ethernet Switch are available from HP.

About BLADE Network Technologies

BLADE Network Technologies is the leading provider of Gigabit and 10G Ethernet cloud networking solutions for servers and storage in dynamic data centers worldwide. In addition to its innovative HP blade switches, virtualization, and management products, 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, representing more than 250,000 network switches and nearly 6 million switch ports connecting over 1,300,000 systems. Visit: Twitter: @BLADENetwork.

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