SOURCE: BLADE Network Technologies

BLADE Network Technologies

August 19, 2009 08:00 ET

Dicker Data and BLADE Network Technologies Team Up to Deliver BLADE's "Virtual, Cooler and Easier" RackSwitch Data Center Networking Products in Australia

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA and SANTA CLARA, CA--(Marketwire - August 19, 2009) - Dicker Data, a leading value-add Australian IT systems distributor, and BLADE Network Technologies, Inc. (BLADE), the trusted leader in data center networking, announced today that Dicker Data will distribute BLADE's Gigabit and 10 Gigabit Ethernet RackSwitch™ product family in Australia.

"We are delighted to team up with BLADE as a trusted provider of Gigabit Ethernet solutions for high performance computing clusters, cloud computing, IP storage, video on demand and other Web 2.0 applications," said Chris Price, Sales Manager, Dicker Data. "BLADE's RackSwitch products are best-of-breed top-of-rack switches that deliver the high bandwidth and low latency essential to today's consolidated, dynamic and virtualized data center environments."

BLADE and Dicker Data are partnering to deliver 10 Gigabit Ethernet solutions, such as IP SANs for scalable storage performance, single-wire networks that converge networking and storage, as well as solutions for any data center environment that requires cloud computing or high performance computing-class performance.

"We are very pleased that Dicker Data has teamed up with BLADE Network Technologies to deliver our 10 Gigabit Ethernet RackSwitch solutions in the data center," said Peter Hall, Vice President, Asia Pacific, BLADE Network Technologies. "Dicker Data and BLADE will work together to ensure that solution providers understand the total cost of ownership advantages of 10 Gigabit Ethernet and how best to harness the 'Virtual, Cooler and Easier' capabilities of our RackSwitch family for demanding data center networks."

About Dicker Data

Dicker Data is a leading Australia IT hardware distributor with over 31 years of experience.

About BLADE Network Technologies

BLADE Network Technologies (BLADE) is the leading provider of Gigabit and 10G Ethernet high performance and cloud-ready networking solutions for enterprise data centers worldwide. In addition to its innovative OEM blade switches, virtualization, and management products, BLADE's "Virtual, Cooler, Easier" RackSwitch family enables "Rackonomics" -- an efficient approach for scaling out data centers at the rack level to drive down total cost of ownership. BLADE's customers include over 300 of the Fortune 500 across 26 industry segments, representing an installed base of more than 250,000 network switches and over 6 million switch ports, connecting 1,250,000 server and storage systems. Visit: www.bladenetwork.net. Twitter: @BLADENetwork.

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