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[December 12, 2012]
German Internet exchange ECIX upgrades with Extreme Networks scalable data center solution
Dec 12, 2012 (TELECOMWORLDWIRE via COMTEX) -- Extreme Networks Inc. (NASDAQ: EXTR) said that German Internet exchange ECIX is offering upgraded network access featuring 40 GbE bandwidth and has chosen to support its network with Extreme Networks' award-winning BlackDiamond X8 switch.
With its new technology, ECIX expects lower port costs for registered members as well as a reduction in operating and support costs.
The European Commercial Internet Exchange, with locations in Dusseldorf, Berlin and Hamburg, serves more than 120 carriers and Internet service providers. The Exchange is operated by Berliner Peering GmbH. Due to the rapid growth in data volume ECIX decided to replace its current switch infrastructure with new systems better suited to meeting future demands with a modernized, scalable resilient Ethernet architecture. The BlackDiamond X8 switching systems will be implemented in all of its locations.
Extreme Networks BlackDiamond X8 switch is purpose built for use in large virtual data computing centres as well as in cloud environments and features a high port density and great expandability. The system offers 20-Terabit non-blocking with up to 768 ports for 10 GbE or 192 ports for 40 GbE in a 14.5 RU chassis or 1/3 rack.
Extreme Networks is a technology leader in high-performance Ethernet switching for cloud computing, data computing centres and mobile communication networks. Along with its headquarters in Santa Clara, California, the company has more than 6000 customers in over 50 countries. For more information visit
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