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Avaya Completes Transition of Its Ethernet Switching Product Lines to Extreme Networks

01-24-2008

Avaya announced that it is working with its global partner Extreme Networks to provide a transition path for its customers who have installed the Avaya Cajun line of Ethernet switches and plan to upgrade their converged network infrastructure.

BASKING RIDGE, N.J. – Avaya, a leading global provider of business communications applications, systems and services, today announced that it is working with its global partner Extreme Networks, Inc. (Nasdaq: EXTR) to provide a transition path for its customers who have installed the Avaya Cajun® line of Ethernet switches and plan to upgrade their converged network infrastructure.

 

Avaya is recommending the Extreme Networks BlackDiamond® and Summit® Ethernet switches to its customers as the Avaya Cajun family of switches approach end-of-sale status. Ethernet switches are typically used to accommodate the bandwidth required for advanced applications in IP telephony, security and wireless local area networks.

 

"Avaya has been integrating and supporting the Extreme Networks product lines worldwide in its Intelligent Communications solutions for more than four years," said Simon Woollett, vice president, Converged Communications pision, Avaya. "It's only natural that Extreme would be Avaya's preferred offer for our customers who want to transition from Avaya's Cajun switches."

 

"Together, Avaya and Extreme Networks provide the right combination of intelligent features, performance, proven interoperability and management integration, making for a solid convergence solution," said Douglas Murray, vice president and general manager for Extreme Networks' Volume Products Group. "Our ExtremeXOSTM based BlackDiamond and Summit switches offer Avaya's customers the right foundation for voice, video and data."

 

Extreme Networks provides comprehensive Ethernet switching product lines that are well proven in the market to support Avaya's broad portfolio of communication products. These solutions and support services can be purchased by customers from Avaya and its BusinessPartners in market segments that include education, government, manufacturing, entertainment, media, retail and financial services.

 

About Avaya
Avaya delivers Intelligent Communications solutions that help companies transform their businesses to achieve marketplace advantage. More than 1 million businesses worldwide, including more than 90 percent of the FORTUNE 500®, use Avaya solutions for IP Telephony, Unified Communications, Contact Centers and Communications-Enabled Business Processes. Avaya Global Services provides comprehensive service and support for companies, small to large. For more information visit the Avaya Web site: http://www.avaya.com
 
About Extreme Networks
Extreme Networks, Inc. designs, builds, and installs Ethernet infrastructure solutions that solve the toughest business communications challenges. The Company's commitment to open networking sets it 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 focuses 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

 

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