SOURCE: BLADE Network Technologies

BLADE Network Technologies

July 13, 2010 08:00 ET

BLADE Network Technologies Appoints Michael Lethbridge as Its First Canada Country Manager

SANTA CLARA, CA--(Marketwire - July 13, 2010) -  BLADE Network Technologies, Inc. (BLADE), a trusted leader in data center networking, announced the appointment of Michael Lethbridge as the company's first country manager for Canada. Michael has extensive sales management experience with Canadian IT companies such as SunGard Availability Services (Canada), McData Corporation and EMC Corporation of Canada. A native of Canada, Michael will work from BLADE's Toronto office.

BLADE, which was founded as a privately-held company in 2006, has a longstanding presence in Canada, including its BLADE Network Research (BNR) Research and Development subsidiary in Ottawa. BLADE also has an installed base of leading enterprises and government organizations throughout the country.

"Michael brings a strong track record of sales success and sales management experience with Canadian organizations to our company," said Shailesh Naik, vice president and general manager, Americas, BLADE Network Technologies. "Michael's experience will help us further accelerate the momentum we've established in this key market, and his appointment demonstrates our commitment to the Canadian market."

"Widely deployed in the enterprise and government, BLADE Network Technologies is an important and relevant supplier in today's data centres," said Lethbridge. "I am proud to join the team and for the opportunity to deliver, throughout Canada, the benefits of BLADE's high-performance, cost-effective, virtualized 1 and 10G Ethernet switches, as organizations manage the new demands on their server and storage networks."

About BLADE Network Technologies
BLADE Network Technologies (BLADE) is a leading provider of high-performance, low-latency, lossless, low-power and low-cost Ethernet switches, as well as Virtual Machine-aware network virtualization and management solutions for enterprise data centers. BLADE's blade switches, top-of-rack RackSwitch™ family and VMready™  and BLADEHarmony Manager™ software are key elements of BLADE's Unified FabricArchitecture™ (UFA). BLADE's interoperable, standards-based UFA empowers companies to simplify and virtualize data center networks; meet rising demand while reducing TCO; converge servers, storage and networks on Ethernet; and build massively-scalable cloud networks. Over 8 million BLADE switch ports are deployed at major corporations and government agencies worldwide. Visit: Twitter: @BLADENetwork.

BLADE Network Technologies, the BLADE logo, BLADEHarmony, BLADEOS, FabricHarmony, RackSwitch, RackSwitch Solution Partner, SmartConnect, Smart Server Control, VMready, vNIC, NMotion and Unified FabricArchitecture are trademarks of BLADE Network Technologies. All other names or marks are property of their respective owners.

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