10 Gigabit Performance With Enhancements for Virtualization, Security, and Resiliency Complement GSU's High Performance Network and Data Center

http://www.extremenetworks.com () —Extreme Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ: EXTR) today announced that it has been selected for a major campus network and data center network upgrade at Georgia State University (GSU), based on its 4 Pillars Data Center Strategy...

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Extreme Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ: EXTR) today announced that it has been selected for a major campus network and data center network upgrade at Georgia State University (GSU), based on its 4 Pillars Data Center Strategy (http://www.extremenetworks.com/doc.aspx?id961) . The GSU campus network supports 30,000 students, and more than 50 buildings. Functionality of the network is highlighted by secure and scalable network connectivity addressing critical campus systems ranging from cameras, to lighting systems to heating/cooling to vending machines that benefits from increased automation and monitoring from the network.

GSU is the Southeast's leading urban research institution and is one of the top 100 public universities for doctoral degrees awarded. GSU's network renovation project includes an infrastructure refresh that will result in next generation network connectivity featuring integrated 10 Gigabit Ethernet today, 40 Gigabit in the future and the migration to virtualization in its data centers (http://www.extremenetworks.com/solutions/datacenter.aspx) supporting data and storage systems.

The GSU campus network supports the widespread use of video for learning and security, automated building control systems and support of multimedia applications serving GSU's diverse educational curriculum. High availability and network virtualization capabilities topped the university's priorities in designing its future proof 10 Gigabit (http://www.extremenetworks.com/doc.aspx?id85) and later 40 Gigabit Ethernet network that will allow it to manage virtual machines efficiently across its network. To meet its objectives, GSU chose Extreme Networks@ solution based on its 4 Pillars Strategy for next generation data centers, including the BlackDiamond@ 8800 modular and Summit@ fixed switch platforms that feature the ExtremeXOS@ operating system and the XNV Virtual Machine Lifecycle Management (http://investor.extremenetworks.com/releasedetail.cfm?ReleaseID460931) software.

"Virtualizing our servers along with a major network upgrade provides a more stable and reliable infrastructure. The virtualization of the network also offers a significant cost savings to the University and reduces our expenditures for ongoing maintenance," said J. L. Albert, Georgia State University's Associate Provost and Chief Information Officer. "Taking these proactive measures to optimize operational efficiency, enhance security and increase the availability of our systems will benefit the entire campus."

Extreme Networks XNV virtual lifecycle management software provides network-level visibility and control of the server virtual machine environment in a hypervisor-agnostic manner and without requiring any changes to the server virtualization operating environment. This allows network administrators to efficiently provision, monitor, troubleshoot and manage highly virtualized data center environments while minimizing errors, reducing application downtime and improving their SLA response times.

GSU's resilient network is enhanced with the use of Extreme Networks Ethernet Automatic Protection Switching (EAPS (http://www.extremenetworks.com/apps/whitepaper?wpurl%2Flibraries%2Fwhitepapers%2FWEAPS_1293.pdf) ) protocol, providing sub 50 millisecond failover that assures the delivery of voice, video and data. Additionally, a secure network is provisioned with the use of virtual routing on BlackDiamond switches, logically separating departmental networks with virtualized routing.

Extreme Networks, Inc.Extreme Networks provides converged Ethernet network infrastructure that supports data, voice and video for enterprises and service providers. The company's network solutions feature high performance, high availability and scalable switching solutions that enable organizations to address real-world communications challenges and opportunities. Operating in more than 50 countries, Extreme Networks provides wired and wireless secure LANs, data center infrastructure and Service Provider Ethernet transport solutions that are complemented by global, 24x7 service and support. For more information, visit: http://www.extremenetworks.com (http://us.lrd.yahoo.com/_yltAnQ0tqyvOll_h66XzjsHcmetcq9_;_yluX3oDMTE2ZWp1NzA0BHBvcwMyBHNlYwNuZXdzYXJ0Ym9keQRzbGsDaHR0cHd3d2V4dHJl/SIG114k2qb1q/……http%3A/www.extremenetworks.com/)

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