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Agere deploys Extreme 10-GigE

Extreme Networks, Inc. has delivered a scalable network based on its BlackDiamond 10K core switch and the Extreme A...


March 15, 2005  


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Extreme Networks, Inc. has delivered a scalable network based on its BlackDiamond 10K core switch and the Extreme Aspen 8800 modular switches to Agere Systems Inc., a manufacturer of semiconductors for storage, wireless data and enterprise networks.

Agere is outfitting its corporate headquarters with an advanced network infrastructure that delivers improved availability and resiliency for its business applications.

Agere, based in Allentown, Pa., chose an upgrade to 10 Gigabit Ethernet technology to serve as the network foundation supporting the ongoing development of silicon chips and software that power a range of computing and communications applications.

“Agere’s data servers commonly are equipped with gigabit Ethernet connections, and a network upgrade to 10 Gigabit became appropriate to support database applications that deliver real time data for manufacturing, inventory assessment and HR activities,” Extreme said in a statement.

The 10 Gigabit platforms connect Agere’s two corporate data centers via core and intercampus networks, which enable the company to achieve added capabilities such as a disaster recovery feature to their infrastructure.