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Extreme Networks and EMC Scale Ethernet Architecture for the Cloud with VSPEX Labs Validation of Extreme's Open Fabric for VSPEX

SAN JOSE, Calif., July 17, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Extreme Networks, Inc. (Nasdaq: EXTR) today announced that its Open Fabric data center and cloud network architecture has been validated as part of an EMC® VSPEX™ solution.

With its EMC VSPEX Labs Validation, Extreme Networks Open Fabric network solution, including the Summit® X670 10 Gigabit Ethernet switch, is positioned to deliver industry-leading speed, low latency, and virtualization support for cloud networking as part of EMC VSPEX Proven Infrastructure. 

EMC VSPEX is designed to streamline the deployment of cloud and virtualization technologies. Validated and modular, VSPEX enables customers to make informed decisions about their choice of hypervisor, compute, networking, and storage components, reducing complexity and risk for IT teams.    

"Meeting the vital network and storage orchestration requirements are key to further adoption of the cloud," said Jake Howering, Director of Data Center Solutions for Extreme Networks. "We are backing EMC VSPEX solutions with robust and open standards networking, including SDN capable switches, allowing end customers to seamlessly deploy integrated storage networks with server virtualization stacks."

With expected Y/Y growth of up to 40-60% with Integrated Systems in the Data Center, Cloud, and Virtualization space, Extreme Networks is entering new markets to deliver high performing and highly resilient Ethernet solutions.  The validation of  Extreme Networks technology as part of a VSPEX solution enables channel partners, VAR's and distributors to increase their value-added services portfolio to include disaster recovery, business continuity, business productivity and IT Edge solutions over a defined integrated solution architecture, lowering their own cost to design and deploy solutions. End-users receive solution assurance with simplified deployment, predictable performance and solution flexibility to meet the needs of a fast-paced and demanding environment.

Today, Extreme Networks Open Fabric data center solution supports leading virtualization hypervisors, the OpenStack IaaS cloud platform and other standards-based technologies, and lossless Ethernet storage with Data Center Bridging (DCB).

Extreme Networks
Extreme Networks, Inc. is a technology leader in high-performance Ethernet switching for cloud, data center and mobile networks. Based in San Jose, CA, Extreme Networks has more than 6,000 customers in more than 50 countries. For more information, visit the company's website at http://www.extremenetworks.com

Extreme Networks. Summit and the Extreme Networks logo are trademarks or registered trademarks of Extreme Networks, Inc. in the United States and/or other countries. EMC and VSPEX are trademarks or registered trademarks of EMC Corporation in the United States and/or other countries. All other names are the property of their respective owners.

Except for the historical information contained herein, the matters set forth in this press release, including without limitation statements as to lower cost of ownership, performance and future functionality 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 (http://www.sec.gov).

SOURCE Extreme Networks, Inc.



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