SOURCE: Extreme Networks, Inc.

Extreme Networks, Inc.

May 25, 2010 07:45 ET

Extreme Networks Fixed 10 Gigabit Solutions Demonstrate Explosive Market Growth

The Dell'Oro Group's Q1 Layer 2/3 Market Report Highlights 94% Growth for Extreme Networks Fixed 10 Gigabit Ethernet Ports; Strong Adoption of 10 Gigabit Ethernet Beyond the Core

SANTA CLARA, CA--(Marketwire - May 25, 2010) -  Extreme Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ: EXTR) today announced that its 10 Gigabit Ethernet network solutions are achieving explosive port growth in the fixed 10 Gigabit Ethernet (GbE) port segment for Layer 2/3 Ethernet switches, as reported by The Dell'Oro Group in its most recently issued market share report, for Q1 2010. 

Extreme Networks experienced an exceptional 94% increase in fixed 10 GbE ports shipped (quarter over quarter) in Q1, outpacing market competitors' growth in number of ports shipped in the high performance network segment.

"As bandwidth demanding applications are driving server connectivity from 1GbE to 10GbE performance, new and existing customers are turning to us looking for high performance network solutions," said Paul Hooper, chief marketing officer for Extreme Networks. "The Dell'Oro numbers confirm that we experienced 94% quarter-over-quarter port growth as our Summit X650 and Summit X480 fixed switches are being deployed to address needs around the globe. With our virtualization-aware solutions and our broad experience with the requirements of enterprises, data centers and Metro carriers, we are seeing rapid growth in the adoption of Extreme Networks solutions."

10 GbE is becoming the connection of choice beyond the network core, at the edge and for aggregation, as it provides an answer to surging deployment of very high performance servers and bandwidth demanding applications. Extreme Networks eases the migration to the next generation data center with its Four Pillar strategy, migrating customers from a physical network, to a virtual network and on to a cloud network. 

Extreme Networks 10 GbE solutions offer high density, line-rate performance with the Summit® X450, Summit X480, and Summit X650 switches in addition to the key benefits of the ExtremeXOS® modular operating system, the only solution that offers cross-platform management stacking of fixed switches.

Extreme Networks, Inc.
Extreme Networks provides converged Ethernet network infrastructures that support data, voice and video for enterprises and service providers. The company's network solutions feature high performance, high availability and scalable switching solutions that enable organizations to address real-world communications challenges and opportunities. 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:

Extreme Networks, Summit and ExtremeXOS are either trademarks or registered trademarks of Extreme Networks, Inc. in the United States and/or other countries.

Except for the historical information contained herein, the matters set forth in this press release, including without limitation statements as to growth and benefits of Extreme Networks products are forward-looking statements within the meaning of the "safe harbor" provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These forward-looking statements speak only as of the date. Because such statements deal with future events, they are subject to risks and uncertainties, including network design and actual results of use of the product in different environments. We undertake no obligation to update the forward-looking information in this release. Other important factors which could cause actual results to differ materially are contained in the Company's 10-Qs and 10-Ks which are on file with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

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    Greg Cross
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