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Bell Micro to Distribute BLADE's RackSwitch Data Center Networking Products

The 10-Gigabit Ethernet RackSwitch family for IP storage and Web 2.0 applications is added to the distributor's line card. By ChannelPro

Bell Micro to Distribute BLADE's RackSwitch Data Center Networking Products

The 10-Gigabit Ethernet RackSwitch family for IP storage and Web 2.0 applications is added to the distributor's line card.

Storage and computing distributor Bell Microproducts, Inc. and networking technology maker BLADE Network Technologies announced that Bell Micro will distribute BLADE's 10 Gigabit Ethernet RackSwitch product family in North America.

According to a recent report by market research firm Dell'Oro Group, 10 Gigabit Ethernet in the data center is a "bright spot" in the Ethernet switch market, with significant new product introductions helping to propel 10 Gigabit Ethernet growth as those products begin to ramp in 2009.

"In today's challenging economy, 10 Gigabit Ethernet data center networking remains a strong and growing segment," says Gary Gammon, senior vice president, enterprise marketing, at Bell Micro. "We are delighted to team up with BLADE as a trusted provider of 10 Gigabit Ethernet solutions for high performance computing clusters, IP storage, IPTV and Web 2.0 applications."

BLADE and Bell Micro are partnering to deliver 10 Gigabit Ethernet solutions, such as IP SANs for scalable storage performance, single-wire networks that converge networking and storage, environments tuned for Video on Demand (VoD) and streaming broadcast, as well as any data center environment that requires cloud computing or HPC-class performance. The two companies will also pursue opportunities for server and storage consolidation, data center virtualization, and green IT.

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