SOURCE: Extreme Networks, Inc.

Extreme Networks, Inc.

June 25, 2009 07:30 ET

Extreme Networks and Dell Deliver Industry Leading iSCSI Performance and Economics

Extreme Networks Summit X450a Switch Certified With Dell's EqualLogic Storage Platform

SANTA CLARA, CA--(Marketwire - June 25, 2009) - Extreme Networks (NASDAQ: EXTR) today announced that its Summit® X450a family of switches have been tested and are now available for sale with Dell EqualLogic SANs. Extreme Networks Ethernet networking solutions, in concert with Dells' EqualLogic iSCSI solution, provide a high-performance, cost-effective storage solution to meet the requirements of today's demanding data center customers.

Extreme Networks Summit X450a switches provide data center customers with a switching solution that combines lower operating cost along with easier deployment and management.

"Customers are converging storage onto Ethernet technology to drive lower costs, boost simplicity and performance," said Paul Hooper, vice president and general manager for the Volume Products Group at Extreme Networks. "By testing our products with Dell to ensure compatibility, we are able to bring to our customers a high performance, easy to manage and operate solution at very compelling price points compared to traditional SAN solutions."

"iSCSI is the established Ethernet-based converged SAN technology. The primary market drivers are the ability of current generation iSCSI products to meet the needs of data center customers from a performance, cost and management standpoint by leveraging standard Ethernet network infrastructure," said Steven J. Schuchart Jr., Principal Analyst for Data Center at Current Analysis. "The offering from Dell and Extreme Networks creates a compelling solution in the converged all Ethernet storage marketplace.

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About Extreme Networks, Inc.

Extreme Networks provides converged Ethernet networks that support data, voice and video for enterprises and service providers. The company's network solutions feature high performance and high availability switching that deliver insight and control enabling customers to solve their real-world business communications challenges. Operating in more than 50 countries, Extreme Networks provides wired and wireless secure LANs, data center infrastructure and Service Provider Ethernet transport solutions that are complemented by global, 24x7 service and support. For more information, visit:

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  • For more information, contact:
    Greg Cross
    Extreme Networks Public Relations
    408 579 3483
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