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Extreme Networks And Lenovo Enter Strategic Global Reseller Alliance Addressing Converged Infrastructure For Data Centers And The Cloud
Posted: Wed Jul 17, 2013 03:16:25 PM

New go-to-market alliance drives open systems leadership and addresses the challenge of integrating compute, networking and storage.

Solution to deliver reliable, easily managed, open standards infrastructure for scaling cloud & data center networks

Integration with OpenStack™ and software enhancements by both parties provide automation and flexibility for the cloud.

SAN JOSE, Calif. -- July 17, 2013 -- Extreme Networks, Inc. (Nasdaq: EXTR) today announced that it has entered into a strategic global reseller alliance with computing leader Lenovo, the world's #1 PC maker and innovative provider of technology solutions to global businesses. Lenovo will provide its campus, data center and cloud customers with open, high performance, and reliable converged infrastructure addressing data center and cloud initiatives.

Lenovo's focus on enterprise-grade manageability, open standards and business critical reliability is enhanced with networking solutions from Extreme Networks. As part of the reseller agreement, Lenovo and its network of channel partners will address customers in more than 60 countries by reselling a converged infrastructure solution for compute, networking and storage featuring Extreme Networks' Open Fabric Ethernet switches that uniquely address the challenges of cloud computing with scale, reliability and support of the OpenStack™ cloud initiative.

"Addressing customer needs for cloud and data center today hinges on integrating the network stack with proven solutions for computing, storage and networking," said Darrel Ward, Vice President of Marketing, Lenovo Enterprise Products Group. "With Extreme Networks, we have found an excellent partner that will enable Lenovo to deliver a complete, open standards-based solution that will play a central role in allowing our customers to meet their goal of establishing cost-effective and scalable architectures."

"The Extreme Networks and Lenovo partnership for converged infrastructure demonstrates our commitment to open networking innovations addressing the Cloud-ready data center," said Eileen Brooker, vice president of strategic alliances for Extreme Networks. "This global go-to-market partnership for servers, storage and switching helps customers to deploy high performance systems that are reliable, fast and scalable."

Extreme Networks earlier today announced its certification with EMC VSPEX, a vital step in enabling customers to deploy best-of-breed networking, compute and storage solutions with interoperability certified and assured.

Extreme Networks is a specialist in open networking innovations with scalable and reliable products managed with a single modular operating system, ExtremeXOS®, promoting network automation, customization through open APIs, and support of open standards networking. The company's deep expertise and Open Fabric data center and campus edge network solutions offer leading edge 10/40 Gigabit Ethernet, Software Defined Networking (SDN) and OpenStack tools to ease the migration to the cloud and complements Lenovo's leading server offering.

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