June 25, 2008
Extreme Networks and Leading Integrator Strategic Products and Services Partner to Deliver Converged Network Solutions
Furthering its channel partner commitment, Extreme Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ: EXTR) today announced that Strategic Products and Services (SPS), a national leader in providing full-service integrated telecommunications and enterprise convergence solutions, has achieved Extreme Networks' Diamond Elite level partner status as part of its North American Channel Partner Program. SPS is also a Platinum Certified, Avaya Business Partner.
SPS specializes in the design, installation and support of converged network infrastructure and advanced IP telephony applications, while offering a robust portfolio of solutions and services that allows customers to gain higher performance and better range of choice for their networks, VoIP and Unified Communications. By working with Extreme Networks, SPS can provide enterprise-class convergence with resiliency and high availability features and match the needs of state and local government, education, health care and financial market segments.SPS has recently achieved Extreme Networks' new Diamond Elite Level partner status, reserved for partners that have demonstrated commitment and results.
"SPS is a longstanding Extreme Networks channel partner and exemplifies the commitment and expertise that we are seeking for our new Diamond-level status," said Christopher Rajiah, director of North American Channels for Extreme Networks. "SPS's commitment to servicing the customer, from solution design to installation and all throughout the customer lifecycle, creates better relationships and lasting value that extends far beyond the initial purchase."
SPS and Extreme Networks combined market leading business solutions are based on robust technologies, including the award-winning BlackDiamond(R) and Summit(R) switching families that are convergence ready and tested and certified to support Avaya's market leading IP telephony applications and services.
"As a converged solution integration company, SPS aligns with top providers to strategically solve business challenges and offer the best solutions in the marketplace," said John Poole, SPS president and CEO. "Being recognized by Extreme Networks as a Diamond Elite level partner truly solidifies the longstanding relationship we have with Extreme Networks and positions SPS as the leader in providing comprehensive data and communications solutions."
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SPS provides business systems and advanced applications including Voice over IP (VoIP), network convergence, conferencing, carrier services, consultative planning, and maintenance offers. Established in 1988, SPS is one of Avaya's largest Platinum Certified Business Partners and a leading integrator of voice and data converged solutions. SPS provides comprehensive solutions to the Small, Mid, Enterprise, and Federal markets on a national level. SPS has been recognized as "Avaya Business Partner of the Year" multiple times, ranked by VARBusiness as a top integrator in North America, and received several awards for their positioning of Extreme Networks equipment within their converged offers. For more information, visit www.spscom.com.
Extreme Networks, Inc.
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 us 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 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, Summit and BlackDiamond are either registered trademarks or trademarks of Extreme Networks, Inc. in the United States and other countries. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.
Except for the historical information contained herein, the matters set forth in this press release, including without limitation the possible results of the relationship between SPS and Extreme Networks are forward-looking statements within the meaning of the "safe harbor" provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These forward-looking statements speak only as of the date. Because such statements deal with future events, they are subject to risks and uncertainties, including network design, actual product performance, and use of the products in different environments and configurations. We undertake no obligation to update the forward-looking information in this release. Other important factors which could cause actual results to differ materially are contained in the Company's 10-Qs and 10-Ks which are on file with the Securities and Exchange Commission (http://www.sec.gov).
For more information, contact: Extreme Networks Public Relations Greg Cross 408/579-3483 Email Contact Strategic Products & Services Theresa Goodreau 888/777-7280 Email Contact
SOURCE: Extreme Networks, Inc.