SOURCE: BLADE Network Technologies

February 20, 2007 08:00 ET

BLADE Network Technologies Recognized as "Hot Company" for 2007

SANTA CLARA, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- February 20, 2007 -- BLADE Network Technologies, Inc. (BLADE), the leading provider of network switching infrastructure for blade servers, announced that it has been named a "Hot Company" for 2007 by Network and Communications Guide, published by Silicon Valley Communications.

BLADE was selected from an industry analysis of more than 100 prominent network and communications vendors around the world based upon stern selection criteria of 4Ps, namely Products, People, Performance and Potential behind the company's growing success. The editors' evaluation process included strong entrepreneurial spirit, seasoned executives with relevant experience, clear understanding of the networking and security market, products and solutions that are positioned to take advantage of emerging market opportunities, well developed revenue-growth model and clearly planned expansion strategies.

"BLADE Network Technologies is a key player in the market for blade server-centric datacenter infrastructure systems that are becoming critical to the success of enterprises of every size and type," said Rake Narang, Chief Editor of Network and Communications Guide published by Silicon Valley Communications. "BLADE won our award as a Hot Company for 2007 because it is building a success strategy based on the four pillars of strength, mainly the 4Ps under which we have evaluated networking and security vendors of all sizes around the world."

"We are delighted to be recognized as a 'Hot Company' for 2007 by Network and Communications Guide," said Vikram Mehta, President and CEO of BLADE Network Technologies. "This award further validates our position as the trusted source of blade server network infrastructure."

About BLADE Network Technologies

BLADE Network Technologies is the market-leading supplier of Ethernet, IP, and Application Switches for blade server systems globally. BLADE is the first vendor to focus exclusively on serving the network infrastructure needs of the rapidly growing blade server market. The company's end-users include Fortune 500 companies across 26 different industry segments. As the number-one supplier of network switches for blade servers, BLADE boasts an installed base of more than 100,000 blade switches (representing approximately 2.1 million switch ports) around the world. In 2006, BLADE was established as a fully independent company when it purchased certain assets of Nortel's Blade Server Switch Business Unit. For more information, visit BLADE at

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