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Extreme Networks Joins the Green Grid


Extreme Networks, Inc.

2008-08-13 11:56:00

SANTA CLARA, CA–(EMWNews – August 13, 2008) – Extreme Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ: EXTR)

today announced that it is furthering the efficient use of energy in

networking by joining The Green Grid. As a member of this consortium,

Extreme Networks® will help promote the adoption of energy efficient

standards, processes, measurements and technologies within data centers.

The Green Grid is a global consortium dedicated to advancing energy

efficiency in data centers and business computing ecosystems. The

consortium’s scope includes collaboration with other industry groups and

government organizations worldwide to ensure that each organizational goal

is aligned with both developers and users of data center technology.

“CIO’s overseeing data centers are demanding cost-efficient network

solutions where a significant portion of their operational costs can be

reduced through energy savings,” said Paul Hooper, chief marketing officer

for Extreme Networks. “Joining The Green Grid is another example of

Extreme Networks ongoing commitment to improving power efficiency with

systems, software tools and network designs that reduce energy consumption

throughout the network.”

Extreme Networks will work with The Green Grid to help develop and deliver

energy efficient technologies and best practices for our customers with

particular focus on the implementation of green technologies in Ethernet

switching solutions targeted at data centers.

Earlier this year, Extreme Networks BlackDiamond® 8800 switch was

independently evaluated by The Tolly

Group to be one of the most efficient modular Ethernet switches in the

industry. Additionally, the Summit® X450 edge switch was independently

evaluated by David Newman of Network World and the switch was proven to

have the lowest power consumption during fully loaded operation among a

half dozen competing solutions tested.(1) Adding the device management

characteristics inherent in Extreme Networks’ ExtremeXOS® operating

system, a single, modular operating system available across the Extreme

Networks’ core and edge product family, Extreme Networks can optimize and

tune the network across the entire data center for energy efficient


Extreme Networks, Inc.

Extreme Networks designs, builds, and installs Ethernet infrastructure

solutions that help solve the toughest business communications challenges.

The company’s commitment to open networking sets us apart from the

alternatives by delivering meaningful insight and unprecedented control to

applications and services. Extreme Networks believes that openness is the

best foundation for growth, freedom, flexibility and choice. The company’s

focus is on enterprises and service providers who demand high performance,

converged networks that support voice, video and data over a wired and

wireless infrastructure. For more information, visit:

Except for the historical information contained herein, the matters set

forth in this press release, including without limitation statements as to

fit of products to the marketplace and sales performance 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 (

Extreme Networks, BlackDiamond, Summit and ExtremeXOS are either registered

trademarks or trademarks of Extreme Networks, Inc. in the United States and

other countries. All other trademarks are the property of their respective



For more information, contact:
Greg Cross
Extreme Networks Public Relations
(408) 579 3483

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