SOURCE: BLADE Network Technologies

BLADE Network Technologies

September 01, 2009 08:00 ET

MEDIA ALERT: BLADE Invites Media and Analysts to Learn More About BLADE's Cloud Ready Network Architecture During VMworld

SANTA CLARA, CA--(Marketwire - September 1, 2009) - Media and analysts attending VMworld 2009 at San Francisco's Moscone Center (September 1-September 3) are invited to learn more about BLADE Network Technologies' (BLADE) Cloud Ready Network Architecture and virtualization leadership at partners' booths IBM (#1624) and Emulex (#1937).

BLADE delivers its Cloud Ready Network Architecture solutions for next-generation data centers -- where virtual-machine awareness, ultra-high performance, extremely low and deterministic latency, simplified deployment and management, affordability and energy efficiency are of paramount importance. Enterprises rely on BLADE's embedded and top-of-rack RackSwitch Ethernet switches and virtualization and management software for the delivery of cloud computing, financial services, Web 2.0, digital media and other high-performance applications.

BLADE highlights at VMworld:

1. Virtual Unified Fabric Demonstration: BLADE and Emulex will demonstrate the first end-to-end converged networking solution for highly virtualized blade server environments using VMware for IBM BladeCenter enabled with the flexibility of 100Mb-to-10GbE connectivity, virtual port switching and converged networking with iSCSI or FCoE. IBM's booth #1624.

2. Co-Marketing Kickoff to Accelerate Adoption of Converged Networking with Emulex: BLADE and Emulex will launch their global co-marketing campaign to accelerate the adoption of converged networking in the datacenter. Emulex's booth #1937.

3. BLADE Delivers VM-aware Networking for HP BladeSystem: While other vendors are talking about virtual switching, BLADE is delivering. VMworld news: BLADE VMready, switch-resident software that supports VM mobility across thousands of virtual switch ports, is available on BLADE switches for HP BladeSystem.

4. BLADE's VMready Secures Patient Records in VMware Environment: Centre Hospitalier d'Avignon has deployed BLADE's SmartConnect with VMready to automate the hospital's network so a critical patient records database can run securely and efficiently using VMware in an IBM BladeCenter environment. BLADE's SmartConnect with VMready and BNT 1/10G Uplink Ethernet Switch Modules in an IBM BladeCenter datacenter environment eliminates manual intervention whenever VMs move, ensuring that only authorized personnel can access patient records.

About BLADE Network Technologies

BLADE is the leading provider of Gigabit and 10G Ethernet cloud-ready networking solutions for enterprise datacenters worldwide. BLADE's customers include more than 300 of the Fortune 500 for an installed base representing over 6 million switch ports connecting over 1,350,000 servers and storage systems. Visit: Twitter: @BLADENetwork.

Contact Information


    Maxine Bingham
    BLADE Network Technologies
    (408) 806-5028
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    Zee Zaballos
    ZNA Communications
    (831) 425-1581 x201
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