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Extreme Networks And Lenovo Enter Strategic Global Reseller Alliance Addressing Converged Infrastructure For Data Centers And The Cloud - New go-to-market alliance drives open systems leadership and addresses the challenge of integrating compute, networking and storage.

- Solution to deliver reliable, easily managed, open standards infrastructure for scaling cloud & data center networks

- Integration with OpenStack™ and software enhancements by both parties provide automation and flexibility for the cloud

SAN JOSE, Calif., July 17, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Extreme Networks, Inc. (Nasdaq: EXTR) today announced that it has entered into a strategic global reseller alliance with computing leader Lenovo, the world's #1 PC maker and innovative provider of technology solutions to global businesses. Lenovo will provide its campus, data center and cloud customers with open, high performance, and reliable converged infrastructure addressing data center and cloud initiatives.

Lenovo's focus on enterprise-grade manageability, open standards and business critical reliability is enhanced with networking solutions from Extreme Networks. As part of the reseller agreement, Lenovo and its network of channel partners will address customers in more than 60 countries by reselling a converged infrastructure solution for compute, networking and storage featuring Extreme Networks' Open Fabric Ethernet switches that uniquely address the challenges of cloud computing with scale, reliability and support of the OpenStack™ cloud initiative

"Addressing customer needs for cloud and data center today hinges on integrating the network stack with proven solutions for computing, storage and networking," said Darrel Ward, Vice President of Marketing, Lenovo Enterprise Products Group. "With Extreme Networks, we have found an excellent partner that will enable Lenovo to deliver a complete, open standards-based solution that will play a central role in allowing our customers to meet their goal of establishing cost-effective and scalable architectures." 

"The Extreme Networks and Lenovo partnership for converged infrastructure demonstrates our commitment to open networking innovations addressing the Cloud-ready data center," said Eileen Brooker, vice president of strategic alliances for Extreme Networks. "This global go-to-market partnership for servers, storage and switching helps customers to deploy high performance systems that are reliable, fast and scalable."

Extreme Networks earlier today announced its certification with EMC VSPEX, a vital step in enabling customers to deploy best-of-breed networking, compute and storage solutions with interoperability certified and assured. 

Extreme Networks is a specialist in open networking innovations with scalable and reliable products managed with a single modular operating system, ExtremeXOS®, promoting network automation, customization through open APIs, and support of open standards networking. The company's deep expertise and Open Fabric data center and campus edge network solutions offer leading edge 10/40 Gigabit Ethernet, Software Defined Networking (SDN) and OpenStack tools to ease the migration to the cloud and complements Lenovo's leading server offering.

About Extreme Networks, Inc.
Extreme Networks 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 http://www.extremenetworks.com

Extreme Networks and the Extreme Networks logo are trademarks or registered trademarks of Extreme Networks, Inc. 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 products 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

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