Extreme Networks, Intel and NetApp to Host Webinar Discussing iSCSI Storage Performance

Customers Will Learn Benefits of Open IP Storage Protocols and How CLEAR-Flow Helps the Network Deliver Sensitive Storage Traffic

Sep 26, 2011, 07:50 ET from Extreme Networks, Inc.

SANTA CLARA, Calif., Sept 26, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Extreme Networks, Inc. (Nasdaq: EXTR), today announced that it will be participating in a Network World Data Center Webinar entitled: "Delivering Predictable iSCSI Storage Performance in Congested Network Environments." The Webinar takes place on Tuesday, September 27, 2011, at 2:00 p.m. EDT and will feature speakers from Extreme Networks, Intel and NetApp.

Some of the largest global businesses, technology companies, and governments run their data centers on Extreme Networks.  Our 700+ data center customers include Ericsson, ESPN, ELISA Links, Falabella stores, Korea Telecom, LINX of London, Lockheed, NASA, the NOAA, Reliance Globalcom, Samsung, Telefonica, VMware and Wynn Resorts.

Modern data centers are rapidly deploying technologies such as server virtualization and shared networks in order to increase IT flexibility and efficiency. IP storage protocols such as NFS (Network File System) and iSCSI (Internet Small Computer System Interface), are finding greater application due to economic advantages and management simplicity. As more applications share network resources, the necessity of providing predictable performance, especially during periods of congestion, increases in importance.

Intel, NetApp, and Extreme Networks have worked together to demonstrate how Extreme Networks CLEAR-Flow technology can offer more predictable performance for iSCSI traffic, even in congested network environments. To register to attend, visit the Network World registration page.

"Convergence of the LAN and SAN over a common Ethernet fabric is gaining momentum along with iSCSI gaining acceptance as an enterprise-grade storage technology," said Shehzad Merchant, Vice President of Technology for Extreme Networks.  "The use of CLEAR-Flow technology to provide predictable iSCSI and storage performance in the face of bursty data traffic is an enabler to this convergence. As servers become more virtualized and network utilization increases, the capability to isolate traffic and ensure predictable storage performance is critical in order to realize the benefits of convergence."

Read the white paper, "High-Performance iSCSI SAN Architecture – A Solution's View from Extreme Networks, Intel and NetApp."  For more information, visit the Extreme Networks Data Center Solutions page.  

About Extreme Networks, Inc. Extreme Networks delivers networks for the mobile world. The company's open network solutions enable a quality user experience, providing a platform for improved business agility. From the converged mobile edge of enterprises to virtualized clouds, and from data centers to global carrier networks that backhaul mobile traffic, Extreme Networks' extensible services architecture helps set a foundation for mobility, user awareness and faster performance to empower people and machines to connect and move seamlessly. Extreme Networks is headquartered in Santa Clara, California, with offices in more than 50 countries worldwide. For more information, visit: www.extremenetworks.com.

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