SOURCE: BLADE Network Technologies

September 06, 2007 12:30 ET

BLADE Network Technologies Selected by AlwaysOn as a GoingGreen 100 Top Private Company Award Winner

Recognized for Leadership in Clean Technology and Global Business Potential

SANTA CLARA, CA--(Marketwire - September 6, 2007) - BLADE Network Technologies, Inc. (BLADE), the leading provider of network switching infrastructure to the blade server market, today announced that it has been chosen by AlwaysOn as one of the GoingGreen 100 Top Private Companies for 2007. The first-annual elite GoingGreen 100 list was compiled by the AlwaysOn editorial panel. In order to be eligible for the GoingGreen 100 list, companies had to be peer-nominated, with AlwaysOn receiving more than 500 nominations from venture investors, investment bankers and other industry experts.

"The AlwaysOn GoingGreen 100 companies will accelerate the global movement to a more sustainable environment," said Tony Perkins, founder and editor of AlwaysOn. "The ideas and innovation we saw as we reviewed hundreds of clean technology companies will be foundational to the next wave of economic growth in California and beyond. My congratulations to each AlwaysOn GoingGreen 100 winner -- these are the companies which we predict will have the greatest market traction, strongest innovation and most game-changing approaches this year."

BLADE and the GoingGreen 100 Top Private Companies for 2007 will be honored at AlwaysOn GoingGreen to be held at the University of California in Davis from September 10 - 12. GoingGreen is a two-and-a-half-day executive gathering that highlights the significant impact clean technologies have on new economic growth and in sustainable use of natural resources. The idea behind the GoingGreen 100 top private companies list is to identify the most promising entrepreneurial opportunities and investments in the clean technology industry.

BLADE recently introduced the first full 10 Gigabit Ethernet "Green Blade" switches for HP, IBM and NEC blade servers. BLADE's embedded switches are a compelling alternative for CIOs looking to conserve their datacenter power budgets. BLADE's 10G Ethernet switches reduce power consumption by 95 percent per 10GE port compared to 10GE link control modules used in chassis-based switches. BLADE's switch family is the ideal "Green Blade" solution for datacenters that are overloaded with cables, crunched for bandwidth and seeking the utmost power and cooling efficiencies.

A full list of all the AlwaysOn GoingGreen 100 Private Companies can be found on the AlwaysOn Web site at: http://alwayson.goingon.com/permalink/post/18632.

"The AlwaysOn GoingGreen 100 award tells the world what BLADE's customers already realize -- datacenters equipped with our Green Blade server switches gain substantially greater power and cooling efficiency and lower TCO than has heretofore been possible," said Vikram Mehta, President and CEO of BLADE Network Technologies. "Conventional networking technologies waste substantial amounts of energy, while our Green Blade approach reduces network power consumption by up to 95 percent."

About AlwaysOn GoingGreen

AlwaysOn GoingGreen is a two-and-a-half-day executive gathering that highlights the significant impact clean technologies have on new economic growth and in sustainable use of natural resources. AlwaysOn GoingGreen features the most innovative companies, eminent technologists, influential investors and journalists in keynote presentations, panel debates and private company CEO showcases. The goal of the conference is to identify the most promising entrepreneurial opportunities and investments in the clean tech industry.

About BLADE Network Technologies

BLADE Network Technologies is the market-leading supplier of Gigabit and 10G 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 120,000 blade switches (representing approximately 2.7 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 www.bladenetwork.net.

About AlwaysOn

AlwaysOn ignited the open-media revolution in early 2003 by being the first media brand to launch a global blog network. In 2004, AlwaysOn continued to lead the media industry in innovation by introducing a social network where members can connect and engage. AlwaysOn is also revolutionizing the media business by applying its open-media principles to its executive event series (Stanford Summit, AlwaysOn Hollywood, AlwaysOn Media and GoingGreen) and quarterly print "blogozine" by empowering its members to post and share their ideas and meet each other online. As our loyal readers know, AlwaysOn is committed to the free-market, merit-driven approach to reporting and event programming. No other media brand has dared to create such open interaction with its readers and event participants.

Contact Information

  • For BLADE Network Technologies
    Judy Plummer
    ZNA Communications
    (831)425-1581 x204
    Email Contact

    For AlwaysOn Going Green
    A&R Edelman
    Kimberly Kupiecki
    Ph: 650-533-4049
    Email Contact