Extreme Networks BlackDiamond® X8 Cloud-Scale Switch Selected for Wisconsin's Premier Data Center Facility by Data Holdings

Extreme Networks BlackDiamond® X8 Cloud-Scale Switch Selected for Wisconsin's
                Premier Data Center Facility by Data Holdings

Open Ethernet fabric switch to serve as network centerpiece for all new 46,000
SF purpose-built, Tier III Milwaukee facility offering critical support
systems infrastructure

PR Newswire

SANTA CLARA, Calif., Jan. 21, 2013

SANTA CLARA, Calif., Jan. 21, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Extreme Networks, Inc.
(Nasdaq: EXTR) today announced that its Open Fabric network solutions,
featuring the award-winning BlackDiamond® X8 switch, were selected to be the
network infrastructure of choice by Data Holdings, developer of the newest
46,000 SF Tier III Data Center facility serving the Midwest, and located in
Milwaukee.

The Data Holdings data center, opening in April 2013, supports ultra-fast
Ethernet speeds providing its customers with the best and latest options to
meet their mission-critical connectivity needs. The energy efficient LEED
certified data center facility will meet all customer needs, from simple
co-location to fully staffed and operated network on a 24/7 basis.

"Our new Milwaukee data center serves as one of the most efficient, reliable,
and well-connected multi-tenant data center facilities in the region which is
why we chose Extreme Networks to support us in this endeavor," said Dan
McGrath, CEO for NewAge Data Center Solutions, development partner and
facility operator. "With the BlackDiamond X8 switch we get the combination of
low latency, energy efficiency and broad support of applications including
SDN. Our staff is confident in the network regardless of applications, also
providing an important differentiation for our customers."

The BlackDiamond X8 recently received CRN Magazine's 2012 Tech Innovator of
the Year award for its unique scale and innovative features. The core switch
provides dense, low latency and high performance switching to meet the growing
demand of converged storage, mobility and the cloud.

"Extreme Networks is proud to be a vital part of the Data Holdings network
infrastructure as it represents the very latest in data center design, network
technology and multi-tenant data support," said Eileen Brooker, vice president
of global alliances. "With the innovative BlackDiamond X8 switch, Extreme
Networks is able to support the very latest technologies, from virtualization
to SDN, in an efficient solution that reduces costs."

To meet the present and future connectivity needs of organizations in the
region, the Data Holdings data center network will be ready to support SDN
applications, including OpenFlow/OpenStack and custom software applications.
The network will scale for wire-speed 40 Gigabit Ethernet inter-switch
connections and be ready for 100 GBE. This allows customers to be confident
that their next generation requirements will be met or exceeded.

Highlights of the Milwaukee Facility:

  oLEED Silver certified facility includes a high efficiency chilled water
    system providing tenants with year around free-cooling and a blended PUE
    of 1.32.
  oA 2N electrical system configuration provides fully redundant power
    sources from the utility substation to each IT equipment cabinet.
  oThe 10MW utility service will support average load densities ranging from
    4kW per cabinet position to in excess of 20kW per position.
  oLow utility rates ranging from $0.05 kWh off-peak to $0.07 kWh peak.
  oLocated at 3135 W. Highland Blvd., Milwaukee

Extreme Networks recently announced its high density Super Scale 100GbE and 40
GbE switch modules that offer industry-leading scale, supporting up to a
million routes, Virtual Machines (VMs) and flow entries in the network.
Extreme Networks also announced support of Big Switch Networks SDN apps
providing progressive and centralized methods to achieve network monitoring
and virtualize networks. The 100/40GbE XL modules help to scale the network
for a variety of highly virtualized multi-tenant cloud data centers Internet
Exchanges (IXCs) and data center core deployments.

About Data Holdings/NewAge Data Centers

Data Holdings, LLC, a wholly-owned company of the Potawatomi Business
Development Corporation, the investment arm of the Forest County Potawatomi,
is the building owner. NewAge Data Center Solutions LLC, a Chicago-based
provider of wholesale data center properties, offers dedicated data suites to
businesses in mid-size markets throughout the United States. NewAge will
provide exclusive design, facility management and leasing services for Data
Holdings' Milwaukee project.

About Extreme Networks 

Extreme Networks is a technology 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 the company's website at http://www.extremenetworks.com.

Extreme Networks, the Extreme Networks logo, and BlackDiamond are 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 features,
performance, and benefits of Extreme Networks products, 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.

Website: http://www.extremenetworks.com
Contact: Gregory Cross, Extreme Networks Public Relations, +1-408-579-3483,
gcross@extremenetworks.com
 
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