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Extreme Networks joins The Green Grid

  • 14 August, 2008 11:53

<p>SYDNEY, Aug. 14, 2008 – Extreme Networks, Inc. (Nasdaq: EXTR) has announced that it is furthering the efficient use of energy in networking by joining The Green Grid. As a member of this consortium, Extreme Networks® will help promote the adoption of energy efficient standards, processes, measurements and technologies within data centres.</p>
<p>The Green Grid is a global consortium dedicated to advancing energy efficiency in data centres and business computing ecosystems. The consortium’s scope includes collaboration with other industry groups and government organisations worldwide to ensure that each organisational goal is aligned with both developers and users of data centre technology.</p>
<p>“CIOs overseeing data centres are demanding cost-efficient network solutions where a significant portion of their operational costs can be reduced through energy savings,” said Paul Hooper, chief marketing officer for Extreme Networks. “Joining The Green Grid is another example of Extreme Networks’ ongoing commitment to improving power efficiency with systems, software tools and network designs that reduce energy consumption throughout the network.”</p>
<p>Extreme Networks will work with The Green Grid to help develop and deliver energy efficient technologies and best practices for our customers with particular focus on the implementation of green technologies in Ethernet switching solutions targeted at data centres.</p>
<p>Earlier this year, Extreme Networks BlackDiamond® 8800 switch was independently evaluated by The Tolly Group to be one of the most efficient modular Ethernet switches in the industry. Additionally, the Summit® X450 edge switch was independently evaluated by David Newman of Network World’s Clear Choice team and proven to have the lowest power consumption during fully loaded operation among a half dozen competing solutions tested. Adding the device management characteristics inherent in Extreme Networks’ ExtremeXOS® operating system, a single, modular operating system available across the Extreme Networks’ core and edge product family, Extreme Networks can optimise and tune the network across the entire data centre for energy efficient operation.</p>
<p>Extreme Networks, Inc.
Extreme Networks designs, builds, and installs Ethernet infrastructure solutions that help solve the toughest business communications challenges. The company’s commitment to open networking sets us apart from the alternatives by delivering meaningful insight and unprecedented control to applications and services. Extreme Networks believes that openness is the best foundation for growth, freedom, flexibility and choice. The company’s focus is on enterprises and service providers who demand high performance, converged networks that support voice, video and data over a wired and wireless infrastructure. For more information, visit: http://www.extremenetworks.com.
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<p>Except for the historical information contained herein, the matters set forth in this press release, including without limitation statements as to fit of products to the marketplace and sales performance 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).
Extreme Networks, BlackDiamond, Summit and ExtremeXOS are either registered trademarks or trademarks of Extreme Networks, Inc. in the United States and other countries. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.</p>
<p>1. http://www.networkworld.com/slideshows/2008/032408-10g-switch-shootout.html.</p>

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