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Extreme Networks Partners With Netgear

Netgear to Sell Rebranded Extreme Networks BlackDiamond 8800 10 Gigabit Network Modular Switches to SMBs and Eduction clients

Extreme Networks  Partners With Netgear
Aziz Ala'ali Extreme Networks Regional Director MEA

Extreme Networks, today jointly announced an OEM relationship allowing Netgear to respond to their chassis-based network requirements within SMBs and education markets. According to the new agreement Netgear will add the Extreme Networks BlackDiamond 8800 modular switches to its portfolio of smart networking solutions. Small and midsized Enterprises looking to benefit from Ethernet connectivity for converged communications and Internet services to accelerate their business performance are the customers that Extreme Networks are targeting with the BlackDiamond 8800 modular switches.

Netgear extends its network portfolio of 10GE Ethernet switches with the BlackDiamond 8800 platform features and price/performance for managed Layer 2/3 Gigabit and 10 GbE networking. Its modular software foundation, ‘ExtremeXOS' is said to be consistent and simple to use.

Extreme Networks will provide certain chassis, management and switching modules with its BlackDiamond 8800 modular switches to complement NETGEAR's suite of end-to-end networking, storage and security solutions that serve the growing needs of enterprises. 

"Customers of all sizes are demanding more from their networks and NETGEAR's selection of our ExtremeXOS-powered modular switch delivers the performance required of today's dynamic enterprise," said Aziz Ala'ali, Regional Director for Extreme Networks, Middle East & Africa. "This strong relationship between Extreme and NETGEAR is a testimonial to Extreme's flexibility and presence as an OEM switch partner and innovative solutions provider,"

"Today, with the addition of Extreme Networks' BlackDiamond 8800 series modular switch to our existing business  class products, NETGEAR further extends our portfolio of smarter solutions to IT departments who demand higher value and performance from their network infrastructure," said Shane Buckley, SVP and GM of NETGEAR's SMB Business Unit.  "NETGEAR's network infrastructure offerings now reach from the network edge to the core, delivering a complete suite for the midsized enterprise."

The Extreme Networks/Netgear relationship is a multi-year agreement till 2013 and shipments are expected to start early in 2011.

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