Enterasys OneFabric Data Center Delivers Simplicity, Agility, and Optimized Performance for Enterprise Customers

 Enterasys OneFabric Data Center Delivers Simplicity, Agility, and Optimized
                     Performance for Enterprise Customers

New Switches and Software Services Provide Deep Visibility and Control through
Advanced Intelligence

PR Newswire

SALEM, N.H., June 18, 2013

SALEM, N.H., June 18, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --Enterasys Networks, a Siemens
Enterprise Communications Company, introduced the next generation of OneFabric
Data Center, a unified architecture that empowers administrators to fully
automate the data center fabric and orchestrate it with any server or storage
component in the enterprise data center – physical or virtual. OneFabric Data
Center is the industry's most flexible and intelligent solution that also
delivers superior control and increased network visibility. The enhancements
include 14 new switch modules for theS-SeriesData Center/Core switches and
four new Top-of-Rack7100-Seriesswitches. Major software features and
enhancements include additional data center standard support, as well as
updates to the OneFabric Control Center, delivering unified management and
control based on a Software Defined Networking (SDN) architecture for virtual,
physical, wired and wireless networks through a single pane of glass.

Key Facts

  oOneFabric Data Center simplifies complex data center processes, making
    them more agile with SDN-based integration of intelligent services, and
    increased utilization to make them more efficient and allow IT to optimize
    performance while providing visibility and control.
  oIntroducing two new families of S-Series modules, S140 and S180,
    supporting dense 10Gb and 40Gb Ethernet deployments in the data center.
  oThe new 7100-Series family of switches is meant for high density data
    center environments, supporting up to 64 10Gb Ethernet ports in a single
    rack unit, ideal for top-of–rack deployments.
  oSupport for data center standards such as Shortest Path Bridging, Data
    Center Bridging for Storage Convergence and a simplified Data Center
    Interconnect solution.
  oThe OneFabric Data Center architecture delivers data center automation and
    orchestration to easily and flexibly provision the network to improve
    efficiencies and reduce OpEx, delivering simplified private cloud
    management via Enterasys Data Center Manager and innovative service
    integration through OneFabric Connect SDN.
  oOneFabric Data Center solutions are Virtual Machine (VM) vendor agnostic,
    providing high availability, increased efficiency and reduced workload for
    IT, with support for the latest releases from VMware vSphere, Citrix XEN
    and Microsoft Hyper-V/SCVMM.
  oThe S-Series Coreflow2 custom flow-based ASIC is the industry's only
    flow-based switch providing the industry's highest level of
    programmability and scale. This results in detailed visibility and control
    for IT administrators across their whole network.

According to Gartner, "IT organizations must focus on data center architecture
to keep the business running. Optimal data center design ensures smooth IT
operations, high availability, security, network connectivity, and energy

Executive Perspectives

Chris Strabley, IT Manager, Republic Steel
"Working with Enterasys has allowed our IT staff to refocus activities that
are driving greater value for our business. In Enterasys,we'vefound an IT
partner that has gone above and beyond to find solutions to our problems. With
the 7100-Series and S-Series, we have a robust data center solution which
helps us manage a very complex IT infrastructure, ensuring our manufacturing
specific applications are predictably delivered in a virtualized
environment.We truly feel that they are as committed and dedicated to
improving our business as we are."

Melissa Burg, Management Information Systems Director, Watson Clinic
"Being a small network team and needing to support 22 locations, we needed a
system that had the greatest functionality yet was easy to use. Enterasys fit
into that category perfectly. Our transition from Cisco to an all Enterasys
network from the data center to the access edge was an easy process for us. As
for managing the network, if you can click a mouse, you can manage the entire
system with Enterasys."

Frank Kiess, Network Manager, Charite
"Charite has strategically decided to go with Enterasys for the campus LAN.
The longevity and reusability of switch modules as well as the stability of
the solution were key decision factors when considering important criteria for
the core of the data center network infrastructure."

John Thome, Jr., VP of Sales, Chi Corporation
"We've been an Enterasys Partner for a number of years, and we are excited
about the introduction of the new OneFabric Data Center architecture. As
customers look to refresh their data centers, capacity, performance, and
automation are key concerns. Enterasys OneFabric Data Center provides a
vehicle to help our customers deploy innovative technology as they refresh
their data centers for the future, with the simplicity to keep operational
costs in check. Cutting through the clutter of over-sized, complex, yet
incomplete solutions from other vendors, OneFabric provides the most
intelligent network to optimize performance, visibility, and control across
the entire data center infrastructure."

Chris Crowell, President and CEO, Enterasys Networks
"The tremendous growth of mobility and sheer amount of information in the
enterprise, as well as the introduction of social and cloud technologies has
forced businesses to think about the data center differently. Through the
enhancements announced today, we've drastically reduced the complexity
associated with the data center. What's more, from server connectivity to
fabric core, our approach to building data center fabrics allows control of
traffic flows much more effectively than competitive solutions. Enterasys
believes in delivering the highest quality and most consistent user experience
to our customers and this next generation of OneFabric Data Center is a
testament of that."

Bob Laliberte, Senior Analyst, Enterprise Strategy Group
"ESG research indicates that organizations are continuing to consolidate data
centers and build out multi-tenant environments. This consolidation and
resulting complexity is leading to 'data center networking discontinuity'
where network teams struggle with major operational challenges like too many
manual processes, box-by-box provisioning, delays in change management, and
complex troubleshooting. The Enterasys OneFabric Data Center solution
addresses these problems by simplifying the network management and providing
IT with an intelligent solution that helps to optimize data center performance
and lead to fewer headaches for IT."

Ivan Pepelnjak, Data Center Expert, ipSpace.net
"The Enterasys OneFabric architecture provides customers with flexibility to
connect multiple data centers in active/active scenario with standard-based
technologies without inventing new and complex protocols that lock-in
customers. It's an elegant solution to a complex problem."

Additional Resources

  oEnterasys Blog: The World's Most Intelligent Data Center is Here!
  oEnterasys Blog: VARs Need to Adjust to Changing Data Center Revenue
  oCase Study: Charité University Hospital
  oRegister for upcoming webinar: Break The Data Center Complexity Cycle With
    A Smarter Network
  oEnterasys Social Media Newsroom
  oConnect with Enterasys via Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, LinkedIn and

*Gartner, Inc., Enterprise Data Center, Drue Reeves, Chris Wolf, July 9,

About Enterasys Networks and Siemens Enterprise Communications
Siemens Enterprise Communications is a leading global provider of unified
communications (UC) solutions and network infrastructure for enterprises of
all sizes. Leveraging 160 years of experience, we deliver innovation and
quality to the world's most successful companies, backed by a world-class
services portfolio which includes international multi-vendor managed and
outsourcing capabilities.

Our OpenScape communications solutions provide a seamless and efficient
collaboration experience – on any device – which amplifies collective effort
and dramatically improves business performance.

Together, our global team of UC experts and service professionals set the
standards for a rich communications experience that empowers teams to deliver
better results.

Siemens Enterprise Communications is a joint venture of The Gores Group and
Siemens AG, and includes Enterasys Networks, a provider of network
infrastructure and security solutions, creating a complementary and complete
enterprise communications solutions portfolio.

For more information, please visit:

www.siemens-enterprise.com or www.enterasys.com

Siemens Enterprise Communications GmbH & Co. KG is a Trademark Licensee of
Siemens AG.

Media Contacts:

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Enterasys Networks
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Jennifer Grabowski
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