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Extreme Networks Ethernet Solutions Are Among The First To Successfully Participate In EANTC Testing Of Service Provider SDN And MPLS

Interoperability event highlights mission-critical capabilities highlighted by SDN OpenFlow, IPv6, MPLS, and Clock Synchronization across packet based networks

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SANTA CLARA, Calif., March 20, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Extreme Networks, Inc. (Nasdaq: EXTR) today announced that its high performance cloud and Mobile Backhaul Ethernet switching solutions were among the first to be tested by European Advance Network Test Center (EANTC) for Carrier-focused Software Defined Networking (SDN), MPLS and Hybrid Timing combining Synchronous Ethernet (Sync E) and IEEE-1588 Precision Time Protocol (PTP). Each of the tests demonstrated critical networking technology for carrier deployments supporting scalable IP services and application delivery.    

"Extreme Networks continues to deliver first to market and high performance SDN and Mobile Backhaul Ethernet solutions for sophisticated multi-tenant data centers and mobile 4G networks," said David Ginsburg, CMO for Extreme Networks. "Our successful completion of the EANTC organized testing in Berlin in 2013 further validates our ability to support the network architectures required by new carrier service offerings."

Extreme Networks Summit® X670 10/40GbE data center fabric switch and the Summit E4G 200 Mobile Backhaul switch were successfully tested ahead of the EANTC public showcase at MPLS and Ethernet World congress event occurring this week in Paris, organized and conducted by the EANTC.

EANTC's final test plan for the SDN/MPLS and IPv6 testing was rigorous and included 51 test outcomes with 19 of them making fresh paths to SDN testing. The SDN OpenFlow tests highlighted Layer 2 & 3 forwarding, OpenFlow topology discovery, failure recovery in OpenFlow, and policy based routing.  Timing testing included PTP transparent and boundary clock support, Hybrid Mode combining PTP and Sync E, as well as the ability to support SDH/SONET transparently over packet networks, referred to as TSoP.

About Extreme Networks, Inc.
Extreme Networks is a technology leader in high-performance Ethernet switching for cloud, data center and mobile networks.  Based in Santa Clara, 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

SOURCE Extreme Networks, Inc.



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