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  • 13 August 2010 11:44

Extreme Networks lures Owens from Oracle

New Regional Director ANZ targets rapid expansion

Extreme Networks has appointed James Owens, formerly Sales Director Asia-Pacific for Oracle Corporation, as Regional Director Australia and New Zealand.

His objectives include the rapid expansion of business in Australia through providing channels partners with leads, marketing backup and technical support.

Owens says: “The networking community likes the direction in which Extreme Networks is evolving its Ethernet switch technology, which is already delivering tomorrow’s networks today. We are taking networks from the physical, to virtual to cloud.

“This helped to lure me from Oracle, as did the company’s value proposition around ‘aware’ networks, where I see a substantial upside for Extreme Networks. Flexibility of action was another attraction, as freedom from the constraints of a large corporation allows me to be flexible with our messaging to the marketplace.”

Before joining Oracle in 2007, Owens was Director – Sales Consultant for Cincom Systems. His experience in information technology sales spans 20 years.

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 organisations 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: http://www.extremenetworks.com

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

James Owens Regional Director, Australia and New Zealand Extreme Networks Phone: +61-2-8912 2405 Mobile: +61-430 166 691 Email: jowens@extremenetworks.com

David Frost PR Deadlines Pty Ltd, for Extreme Networks Phone: +61-2-4341 50221 or +61 (0) 408 408 210 Email: davidf@prdeadlines.com.au

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