Extreme Networks Showcases Cloud, Mobility and Software Defined Networking (SDN); Keynotes Channel Summit Discussion at Interop 2012
Company to Highlight 'All Ethernet Open Fabric' at Center of its Campus to Cloud Vision

LAS VEGAS, May 3, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Extreme Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ: EXTR) today announced it will be showcasing its leading cloud, Software Defined Networking (SDN) and mobility solutions at Interop Las Vegas. Executive leadership will be participating in key education sessions on the topics of high-performance networking, convergence and channel business. Interop occurs May 7 through 10th at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center.

Exhibition Highlights:

In the exhibition hall, at booth #1851, Extreme Networks will showcase its Open Fabric and campus mobility network solutions that provide leading-edge features and performance.  

At InteropNet: Extreme Networks will showcase its OpenFlow solutions at the InteropNet OpenFlow Lab, where its Summit® switches will enable the use of OpenFlow as a single consistent technology to address mobility, policy and multi-tenancy across campuses and data centers.

Education Highlights:

Extreme Networks leadership team will share their viewpoints as part of the following panels and sessions:

  • Theresa Caragol, Extreme Networks vice president of global channels, is delivering the keynote speech for The IT Channel Summit at 10:00 a.m. on Monday, May 7th. The Channel Summit discusses how to educate customers regarding emerging cloud and mobile capabilities. Caragol will share her views on value-driven campus, cloud and data center network solutions that deepen relationships with channel partners and users alike.
  • David Ginsburg, Extreme Networks CMO, presents at 3:45 pm on Tuesday, May 8th in a session titled "Completing the Mobile Vision: Mobile Unified Communications." The session examines the state of mobile Unified Communications (UC) and discusses how converged communications can be implemented in enterprise settings.
  • Shehzad Merchant, Extreme Networks vice president of technology, presents at 11:30 am on Tuesday, May 8th on the key data center topic: "Alternatives to the Spanning Tree Protocol." Panelists debate the best alternatives to spanning tree protocol, including standards-based approaches such as Multi-Chassis Link Aggregation Group (M-LAG) and TRILL.
  • Shehzad Merchant is also presenting Wednesday, May 9 at 3:15 p.m. in the data center session: "What Does it Take in the Network to Support the Creation and Migration of VMs?" The panelists will identify the techniques such as VXLAN that can be implemented to seamlessly move VMs between servers.

About Extreme Networks, Inc.
Extreme Networks is a market leader in high-performance Ethernet switching for cloud, data center and mobile networks.  Based in Santa Clara, CA, Extreme Networks has more than 6,000 customers in more than 50 countries.  For more information, visit http://www.extremenetworks.com

Extreme Networks and the Extreme Networks logo and Summit are trademarks or registered trademarks of Extreme Networks, Inc. in the United States and/or other countries. All other names are the property of their respective owners.

Except for the historical information contained herein, the matters set forth in this press release, including without limitation statements as to products and sales distribution channels, 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

SOURCE Extreme Networks, Inc.

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