August 13, 2008
Extreme Networks Joins the Green Grid
By Anil Sharma, TMCnet Contributing Editor
In a bid to furthering the efficient use of energy in networking, Extreme Networks, Inc has joined The Green Grid (News - Alert).
The Green Grid is a global consortium dedicated to advancing energy efficiency in data centers and business computing ecosystems.
The consortium's scope includes collaboration with other industry groups and government organizations worldwide to ensure that each organizational goal is aligned with both developers and users of data center technology.
As a member of Green Grid, Extreme Networks (News - Alert) will help promote the adoption of energy efficient standards, processes, measurements and technologies within data centers.
Extreme Networks will work with The Green Grid to help develop and deliver energy efficient technologies and best practices for our customers with particular focus on the implementation of green technologies in Ethernet switching solutions targeted at data centers.
"CIO's overseeing data centers are demanding cost-efficient network solutions where a significant portion of their operational costs can be reduced through energy savings," said Paul Hooper, chief marketing officer for Extreme Networks, in a statement.
"Joining The Green Grid is another example of Extreme Networks ongoing commitment to improving power efficiency with systems, software tools and network designs that reduce energy consumption throughout the network."
Extreme Networks designs, builds, and installs Ethernet infrastructure solutions that help 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 that openness is the best foundation for growth, freedom, flexibility and choice. The company's focus is on enterprises and service providers who demand high performance, converged networks that support voice, video and data over a wired and wireless infrastructure.
Extreme Networks, Inc., and Avaya (News - Alert), a global provider of business communications applications, systems and services, recently had announced that the Township of Middletown, New Jersey, with the help of Avaya Platinum BusinessPartner Empire Technologies, has deployed converged network and IP telephony solutions that allow it to increase consistency of communications, response times and productivity by more than fifty percent.
Middletown, which has a population of about 67,000, is located in Monmouth County, New Jersey. Many of the Township's municipal buildings, including its main administration building, the department of public works, three parks department buildings, and the Johnson Gill annex, were already networked together.
When it implemented IP telephony from Avaya, Middletown also upgraded its network to support its requirements for data, VoIP and related unified communications, and to attain the transmission speed and reliability required for the new, high-performance applications.
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Anil Sharma is a contributing editor for TMCnet. To read more of Anil's articles, please visit his columnist page.