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Extreme Networks Scalable Data Center Solutions Selected by Orixcom to Support Region's First Cloud Platform and Connectivity Hub
Posted: Mon Jun 03, 2013 02:32:58 PM

High-Performance Open Fabric Ethernet Switch featuring SDN to Serve as Core Network Infrastructure for Leading Connectivity and Cloud Provider for the Middle East and Africa.

SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- June 3, 2013 -- Extreme Networks, Inc. (Nasdaq: EXTR) today announced that its high performance cloud and data center solutions were selected as the networking infrastructure of choice by Orixcom, the new Telecommunications and Cloud platform operator serving the Middle East and Africa (MEA).

FOSS LLC — an Authorized Installer & System Integrator of Extreme Network Switches in the UAE — were chosen to construct Orixcom's network facilities in order for them to provide the region with its first dedicated Cloud platform and connectivity hub, enabling and delivering cloud services that are purpose built to help drive rapid economic growth in today's connected world.

"Reliability, space and efficient performance are critical as we ramp up services for our customers. Extreme Networks provides a high performance solution that scales effortlessly, supports SDN, and gives us maximum flexibility for our future plans," said Andrew Grenville, CEO of Orixcom.

Giving Orixcom a proven data center network, Extreme Networks Summit® series switches support resilient Ethernet connectivity and customization via SDN through support of the OpenFlow and OpenStack protocols, standard with the ExtremeXOS® operating system. The result is carrier-neutral network connectivity, data center exchange, and cloud services to increase productivity and improve agility for service providers and businesses.

"Orixcom is leading the charge to solve some of MEA's most complex access, interconnection and interoperability problems, and Extreme Networks is pleased to be playing an integral role in delivering consistent, efficient access that boosts connectivity for local customers" said Eddie Curran, regional director, Middle East. "With the Summit X480, Orixcom is provided with the support and backbone needed to drive its network connectivity efforts and cloud services for Go-to-Market speed, as well as open the door to delivery of SDN applications down the line."

The high performance Summit X480 switch offers core-class intelligent switching and routing powered by the ExtremeXOS® modular OS, providing high availability and simplicity for data centers, Carrier Ethernet, and enterprise aggregation networks. With a 1RU form factor for up to 48 ports and 384 ports in a stacked system, the X480 provides high density for Gigabit Ethernet (GbE), delivering 10 GbE connectivity for up to six ports in one system, and 16 ports in a stacked system.

Orixcom's data center network will be supported by Extreme Networks RidgelineTM, a scalable, full-featured network and service management tool simplifying configuration, provisioning, troubleshooting and status monitoring of IP-based networks.

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