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Extreme Networks Scalable Data Center Solutions selected by Orixcom to support region’s first cloud platform and connectivity hub

United Arab Emirates: Thursday, May 30 - 2013 @ 13:34

FOSS LLC – an Authorized Installer & System Integrator of Extreme Network Switches in the UAE – were chosen to construct Orixcom’s network facilities in order for them to provide the region withits first dedicated Cloud platform and connectivity hub, enabling and delivering cloud services that are purpose built to help drive rapid economic growth in today’s connected world.

“Reliability, space and efficient performance are critical as we ramp up services for our customers. Extreme Networks provides a market leading solution that scales effortlessly,supports SDN, and gives us maximum flexibility for our future plans,” said Andrew Grenville, CEOofOrixcom.

Giving Orixcom a proven data center network, Extreme Networks Summit series switches support resilient Ethernet connectivity and customization via SDN through support of the OpenFlow and OpenStack protocols, standard with the ExtremeXOS® operating system. The result is faultless, carrier-neutral network connectivity, data center exchange, and cloud servicesto increase productivity and improve agility for service providers and businesses.

“Orixcom is leading the charge to solve some of MEA’s most complex access, interconnection and interoperability problems, and Extreme Networks is pleased to be playing an integral role in delivering the consistent, efficient access that has the power to help transform the regional economy,” said Eddie Curran, regional director, Middle East.

“With the Summit X480, Orixcomis provided with the support and backbone needed to drive its network connectivity efforts and cloud services for Go-to-Market speed, as well as open the door to delivery of SDN applications down the line.”

The high performance Summit X480 switch offers core-class intelligent switching and routing powered by the ExtremeXOS modular OS, providing high availability and simplicity for data centers, Carrier Ethernet, and enterprise aggregation networks.With a 1RU form factor for up to 48 ports and 384 ports in a stacked system, the X480provides high density for Gigabit Ethernet (GbE), delivering 10 GbE connectivity for up to six ports in one system, and 16 ports in a stacked system.

Orixcom’s data center network will be supported by Extreme Networks Ridgeline, a scalable, full-featured network and service management tool simplifying configuration, provisioning, troubleshooting and status monitoring of IP-based networks.

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