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Independent tests show Extreme Networks’ BlackDiamond® 8810 switch consumes less power than Cisco and Foundry rivals
- 11 March, 2008 10:03
<p>Melbourne, March 11 - Independent test lab, The Tolly Group, has published results showing that the BlackDiamond® 8810 switch from Extreme Networks, Inc. (Nasdaq: EXTR) consumes less power under various conditions and traffic loads compared to similar modular LAN switching systems from Foundry Networks and Cisco.</p>
<p>The results substantiate Extreme Networks’ claims that its Go Green network solutions can help reduce the carbon footprint of enterprise businesses by dramatically reducing electricity usage of network connected devices, including IP phones, resulting in potential energy savings between 50 and 75 percent compared to current solutions.</p>
<p>The Tolly Group’s recent tests clearly articulate the differences between leading modular switches. The group’s results show the Extreme Network® BlackDiamond® 8810 consumes 3.4X less power than Cisco’s Catalyst 6509 switch and 2X less than Foundry Networks Big Iron RX-16 switch, when similarly configured and passing data traffic.</p>
<p>Over a five-year period using Extreme Networks solution, cost savings can be up to $5,000 per switch, based on the US national average price for commercial electricity, as reported in November 2007. Extreme Networks provided the “greenest,” most energy efficient chassis of the three switches evaluated.</p>
<p>The Tolly reports can be directly accessed by visiting the Internet:
<p>"Customers are seeking not only performance and reliability but also power efficient ‘Green’ solutions to underpin their network infrastructure, and as a result they turn to Extreme Networks" said Paul Hooper, chief marketing officer for Extreme Networks. "The Tolly Group tests confirm how our BlackDiamond switch can deliver power efficiency compared to leading competitors. This helps enterprises meet their goal of a cost-effective, responsive and environment friendly network infrastructure."</p>
<p>About The Tolly Group
The Tolly Group is a leading global provider of third-party validation services for vendors of IT products, components and services. For more information on The Tolly Group’s premier independent test lab, visit www.tolly.com.</p>
<p>Extreme Networks, Inc.
Extreme Networks designs, builds, and installs Ethernet infrastructure solutions that 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 openness is the best foundation for growth, freedom, flexibility, and choice. Extreme Networks focus 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: http://www.extremenetworks.com</p>
Extreme Networks Inc.
Andrew McBride, Country Manager ANZ
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