Vikram Mehta, President and CEO of BLADE Network Technologies, Explores "Rackonomics" at BladeSystems Insight '08

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Vikram Mehta, President and CEO of BLADE Network Technologies joins industry leaders at BladeSystems Insight 2008 to discuss next steps in virtualization, networking and infrastructure.

BLADE Network Technologies Inc., the leader in network virtualization for servers and storage, announced today that president and CEO Vikram Mehta will speak on two panels at BladeSystems Insight '08. In addition, Mehta will present two case studies that illustrate "Rackonomics", a revolutionary approach for scaling out data center infrastructures to drive down total cost of ownership.

The BladeSystems Insight panels include:
"The Next Step in Virtualization: Where Do We Go From Here?" on Tuesday, May 13:
Moderated by Barb Goldworm, president and chief analyst, Focus Consulting, the panel features Vikram Mehta from BLADE and executives from Cisco and Intel.

"Networking and Infrastructure" on Wednesday, May 14:
Moderated by Jerald Murphy, senior vice president and director of research, Robert Frances Group, the panel features Vikram Mehta from BLADE and executives from Broadcom, Cisco, NetEffect, and NetXen.

"Today's data center networks are overloaded as a result of server and storage virtualization, I/O-intensive Web 2.0 applications and the move to data center consolidation using blade servers, multi-core CPUs and converged I/O fabrics," said Vikram Mehta, president and CEO, BLADE Network Technologies. "At BladeSystems Insight, we will explore how a revolutionary new set of customer-driven rules for the data center that is becoming known as Rackonomics enables data center managers to eliminate this overload by scaling out their infrastructures affordably at the rack level."

An invitation-only summit, BladeSystems Insight '08, May 12-14, 2008 in Tucson, Arizona, is focused on the technologies and business processes that are transforming the data center. For more information, see http://www.bladesystemsinsight.com.

About BLADE Network Technologies
BLADE Network Technologies is the leading supplier of Gigabit and 10G Ethernet network infrastructure solutions that reside in blade servers and "scale-out" server and storage racks. BLADE's new "virtual, cooler and easier" top-of-rack switches demonstrate the promise of "Rackonomics"--BLADE's revolutionary approach for scaling out data center networks to drive down total cost of ownership. The company's customers include half of the Fortune 500 across 26 industry segments, and an installed base of over 170,000 network switches representing more than 4 million switch ports. For more information, visit http://www.bladenetwork.net

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