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  • 26 May 2010 11:24

Extreme Networks’ fixed 10 Gigabit solutions demonstrate explosive market growth

The Dell Oro Group’s Q1 layer 2/3 market report highlights 94 per cent growth for Extreme Networks’ fixed 10 Gigabit Ethernet ports; strong adoption of 10G Ethernet beyond the core

SYDNEY, May 26, 2010. Extreme Networks, Inc. (Nasdaq: EXTR) today announced that its 10 Gigabit Ethernet network solutions are achieving explosive port growth in the fixed 10GbE 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 per cent increase in fixed 10 Gigabit Ethernet 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 Aaron Condon, Acting ANZ Manager for Extreme Networks. “The Dell’Oro numbers confirm that we experienced 94 per cent 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 virtualisation-aware solutions and our broad experience with the requirements of enterprises, data centres and Metro carriers, we are seeing rapid growth in the adoption of Extreme Networks solutions.”

10 Gigabit Ethernet 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 centre with its Four Pillar strategy, migrating customers from a physical network, to a virtual network and on to a cloud network.

Extreme Networks’ 10 Gigabit 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 centre infrastructure and Service Provider Ethernet transport solutions that are complemented by global, 24x7 service and support. For more information, visit:

Extreme Networks’ distributor in Australia is Distribution Central (NetWorld Systems® business group). In New Zealand, distributors are Distribution Central and Ericsson NZ.

For more information Aaron Condon Acting Manager, Australia and New Zealand, Extreme Networks Phone: +61-2-8912 2401 Mobile: +61-410 537 006 Email:

David Frost PR Deadlines Pty Ltd Phone: +61-2-4341 50221 or +61 (0) 408 408 210 Email:

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