Extreme Networks

Extreme Networks Announces Partnership With Lenovo and EMC

Data center solution provider Extreme Networks today announced a   strategic global reseller  partnership with  Lenovo.  The partnership  enhances Lenovo’s focus on enterprise-grade manageability, open standards and business critical reliability with networking solutions from Extreme Networks. The Extreme Networks and Lenovo partnership for converged infrastructure demonstrates our commitment to open networking innovations addressing the Cloud-ready data center. – Eileen Brooker, Vice president of strategic alliances, Extreme Networks. The Extreme Network Summit switch family complements the Lenovo  ThinkServer product line for Enterprise and Data Center Cloud-Ready solutions. Lenovo and its network of channel partners will now  resell a converged infrastructure solution for compute,...

Extreme Networks Prepare To Ship Fastest Ethernet Switch

DAILYHOSTNEWS, January10, 2012 – Extreme Networks’ latest switch, the BlackDiamond X8, billed as the “fastest Ethernet switch in the world”, went on general release this week with shipments expected to go out during the first half of February. The BlackDiamond X8 takes up one-third of a data centre rack and has a switching capacity of over 20Tbps, or 1.28Tbps per slot. It can support 768 wire-speed 10G Ethernet ports – which is industry-leading density – and 192 wire-speed 40G Ethernet ports, according to Extreme. Port-to-port latency on the X8 is less than 3 microseconds. It consumes 5 watts per 10G port and supports 128,000 virtual machines, the company says. The switch supports a new architecture for Extreme, in that the mid-plane is reserved only for manag...

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