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  • 12 January 2010 11:02

Extreme Networks data centre strategy helps organisations migrate from physical to virtual to cloud

Enterprises can build virtualised, scalable, efficient and automated networks to tackle challenge of scaling the data centre for tomorrow

SYDNEY, January 5 – Extreme Networks, Inc. (Nasdaq: EXTR) presented its data centre network vision at the recent Gartner’s Data Center Conference, providing a blueprint for the critical data centre transition ahead, migrating organisations from a physical network, to a virtual network to location-independent cloud networks. The challenge in today’s data centre consists of transitioning to a virtualised environment while leveraging existing network investments. The migration of the data centre to a virtualised infrastructure means bringing visibility of virtual machines (VMs) to the network level and solving the department divide between switches and server staffs that has been introduced with virtualisation. Finally, organisations seek to avoid approaches that strand their assets and tie them to proprietary architectures.

“Extreme Networks has developed a network infrastructure solution that accommodates the evolving technology landscape in the data centre,” said Gordon Stitt, chairman of the board and co-founder of Extreme Networks. “Our data centre infrastructure solution allows users to migrate from a traditional or ‘physical’ infrastructure to a virtual one, without forcing a certain technology, or operating methodology on the user.”

Extreme Networks approach to the data centre is based on a virtualised network that brings insight at the virtual port level to the network and can dynamically track and manage VMs and apply policies as VMs move across the network.

Extreme Networks delivers a robust data centre infrastructure that is 40G and 100G ready and addresses future scalability requirements. Extreme’s versatile data centre network architecture is fortified with a high capacity, multiple terabit switching fabric in the core, 10 Gigabit Ethernet Top-of-Rack (ToR) and End-of-Row solutions, based upon a non-blocking intelligent (L2/L3) architecture that can handle and distribute massive computing loads.

Extreme Networks complements scalability and high performance of Ethernet with software advancements as part of its ExtremeXOS XML-based software foundation. This opens the door to customised and automated management and configuration, powerful cross platform stacking and tools that promote energy efficient operation of the network.

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

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