SOURCE: BLADE Network Technologies

October 21, 2008 08:00 ET

BLADE Network Technologies Joins the VMware Technology Alliance Partner Program

SANTA CLARA, CA--(Marketwire - October 21, 2008) - BLADE Network Technologies (BLADE), an industry leader in network virtualization and high-performance solutions for servers and storage, today announced it has joined the VMware Technology Alliance Partner (TAP) program. The VMware TAP program helps technology vendors integrate their products with VMware virtualization software and deliver timely, joint solutions to mutual customers.

"We are excited to welcome BLADE Network Technologies as the newest member of the VMware TAP program," said Bernie Mills, senior director, alliance programs, VMware. "The VMware TAP program offers companies like BLADE the tools and resources they need to develop high-value solutions that meet the needs of our mutual customers."

"We're delighted to be working more closely with VMware," said Vikram Mehta, CEO of BLADE Network Technologies. "Today's CIOs are challenged with building dynamic data center environments while maintaining security policies. As a VMware Technology Alliance Partner, we'll leverage VMware APIs and build solutions that improve our joint customers' virtualization experience in the area of networking and virtual machine migration."

With more than 800 members worldwide, the VMware TAP program works with best-of-breed technology partners to provide them a comprehensive set of VMware technical and marketing services, support, tools and expertise to deliver enhanced value to joint customers.

About BLADE Network Technologies

BLADE Network Technologies (BLADE) is a leading supplier of Gigabit and 10G Ethernet network infrastructure solutions that reside in blade servers and "scale-out" server and storage racks. BLADE's new "virtual, cooler and easier" top-of-rack RackSwitches demonstrate the promise of "Rackonomics" -- a revolutionary approach for scaling out data center networks to drive down total cost of ownership. The company's customers include over half of the Fortune 500 across 26 industry segments, and an installed base of over 200,000 network switches representing more than 1,000,000 servers and over 4.6 million switch ports. For more information, visit

BLADE Network Technologies and RackSwitch are trademarks of BLADE Network Technologies. All other names or marks are property of their respective owners.

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