Extreme Networks today announced that its Summit® X450a family of switches have been tested and are now available for sale with Dell EqualLogic SANs. Extreme Networks Ethernet networking solutions, in concert with Dells’ EqualLogic iSCSI solution, provide a high-performance, cost-effective storage solution to meet the requirements of today’s demanding data centre customers.
Extreme Networks Summit X450a switches provide data centre customers with a switching solution that combines lower operating cost along with easier deployment and management.
“Customers are converging storage onto Ethernet technology to drive lower costs, boost simplicity and performance,” said Extreme Networks’ Vice President and General Manager for the Volume Products Group Paul Hooper. “By testing our products with Dell to ensure compatibility, we are able to bring to our customers a high performance, easy to manage and operate solution at very compelling price points compared to traditional SAN solutions.
“iSCSI is the established Ethernet-based converged SAN technology. The primary market drivers are the ability of current generation iSCSI products to meet the needs of data centre customers from a performance, cost and management standpoint by leveraging standard Ethernet network infrastructure,” said Current Analysis’ Pricipal Analyst for Data Centre Steven J. Schuchart Jr. “The offering from Dell and Extreme Networks creates a compelling solution in the converged all Ethernet storage marketplace.
To learn more about Extreme Networks high performance data centre solutions, visit: http://www.extremenetworks.com/solutions/datacenter.aspx