India's Times Internet Limited Selects Extreme Networks for Data Center, Web Site and Disaster Recovery Needs

With millions of visitors to web site, leading media company achieves boosted network performance, reliability and cost savings

Oct 11, 2010, 07:30 ET from Extreme Networks, Inc.

SANTA CLARA, Calif., Oct. 11 /PRNewswire/ -- Extreme Networks, Inc. (Nasdaq: EXTR) a worldwide Ethernet network leader, today announced that India's Times Internet Limited, a subsidiary of the leading Indian news publisher, the Times of India Group, has selected its energy efficient and high performance 10 Gigabit network core, data center, and edge solutions. The data center network is designed to enable 40 of its popular web sites to remain consistently available and for its millions of regular visitors to gain immediate access and services.

Times Internet Limited chose Extreme Networks to meet the needs of its visitors, who expect a flawless experience for their daily news and communications. Extreme Networks' innovative stackable fixed switching solutions, with scalability and energy efficiency, provide a network that is highly reliable and cost-effective.  

"Extreme Networks flexible and high performance network solutions are a boost to our users and are highly advantageous from a cost perspective, not just today but for our operations going forward," said Gautam Sinha, Chief Technology Officer for the Times Internet Limited.  "Building a highly responsive 10 Gigabit Ethernet network that is accompanied by the expertise of Extreme Networks' global and local teams has made our recent network and data center upgrade an excellent experience."

Extreme Networks provided the Times India Limited with a progressive data center design built around its Summit® X650 switches, with a strategy that places emphasis on performance and energy efficiency. The switches are deployed to create a redundant, high performance 10 Gigabit Ethernet network for its data center, while Extreme Networks Summit X450e fixed switches power the network edge. The Summit X650 switches enable the Times Internet Limited to realize measurable power savings compared to a network design based on chassis switches, and to reduce OPEX with lowered cooling costs, as part of an intelligent network design that features a stack of Summit X650 fixed 10 Gigabit Ethernet switches.

"The critical services provided by Times Internet Limited for its varying subscribers who access multimedia messaging, mobile chat, and more – are innovative and necessitate a highly responsive network," said Harpreet Chadha, director of product management for Extreme Networks. "Times Internet Limited can continue to grow with a high performance network that offers availability, energy efficiency, and 10 Gigabit performance."

About Times Internet Limited

Times Internet Limited (TIL) is the internet venture of India's largest media house, Bennett Coleman and Company Limited. TIL made its foray into the Internet with a mission to create world class Web products and services. In a short span of time, the company has emerged as India's foremost Web entity, with diverse portals and niche websites. Today, with more than 500 million pages views a month, TIL has established its presence as India's most comprehensive Web entity, seamlessly integrating content, community and commerce. It is one of the fastest growing web-based networks in the world. Seen as the most preferred on-line destination for the Indians who want rich and self-directed online experience, TIL operates many premier web properties on the internet like Indiatimes (the flagship brand),, and more. For more information, visit

Extreme Networks

Extreme Networks, Inc. provides converged Ethernet network infrastructure that support data, voice and video for enterprises and service providers. The company's network solutions feature high performance, high availability and scalable switching solutions that enable organizations to address real-world communications challenges and opportunities. Operating in more than 50 countries, Extreme Networks provides wired and wireless secure LANs, data center infrastructure and Service Provider Ethernet transport solutions that are complemented by global, 24x7 service and support. For more information, visit:

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