BLADE Network Technologies Hosts Webinar on 10 Gigabit Ethernet: The Future of Scalable Networks for Blade Server Virtualization

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BLADE Network Technologies Webinar features insights and recommendations from John Humphreys, Program Vice President with IDC's Enterprise Platform Group as well as Hewlett-Packard regarding 10 Gigabit Ethernet.

BLADE Network Technologies Inc. (BLADE), the industry leader in network virtualization and high-performance solutions for servers and storage, announced the availability of a free, informational on-demand webinar on 10 Gigabit Ethernet and the future of scalable networks for blade server virtualization, highlighting HP BladeSystem solutions for the next-generation data center. The webinar features guest speakers John Humphreys, Program Vice President with IDC's Enterprise Platform Group, Daniel Bowers, BladeSystem Product Manager for Hewlett Packard (HP), and Mark Hudson, Chief Marketing Officer for BLADE Network Technologies.

In this webinar, John Humphreys of IDC provides data and analysis regarding the state of virtualization and infrastructure today, emerging challenges and virtualization hurdles, server virtualization and the network, and the growth of 10G Ethernet. Daniel Bowers of HP discusses implementing the HP BladeSystem for server virtualization in the next-generation data center. And Mark Bowers of BLADE Network Technologies provides an overview of the benefits of thinking a rack at a time as well as planning for and deploying 10G Ethernet solutions in order to minimize cost, complexity, power and space, while maximizing efficiency, ease of use, scalability and performance.

Entitled "10G Ethernet: The Future of Scalable Networks for Blade Server Virtualization," this one hour, on-demand webinar is geared towards companies looking to increase their IT utilization using virtualization solutions, as well as CTOs and CIOs that are concerned about the performance and manageability of their virtualization networks. Viewers will learn about:

  •     Drivers and trends for server virtualization solutions
  •     Effects of virtualization on the network
  •     Top 10 questions when considering virtualization solutions
  •     Using HP's BladeSystemâ„¢ for virtualization
  •     Design risks in virtual environments
  •     Leveraging the emerging 10G Ethernet technology
  •     Network design recommendations for virtualization

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About John Humphreys
John heads up the Enterprise Virtualization Software program covering the range of virtualization products deployed in both data center and client environments. The program also examines the role of manageability in the emerging virtual environment. Additional areas of focus include the adoption of blade servers, the modularization of the data center along with the automation and virtualization of the data center environment, and the emergence of grid computing in the enterprise. John received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Miami University and a Master's degree from the University of Wyoming.

About Mark Hudson
Mark is responsible for Strategy and Product Management, Field and Channel Marketing, Marketing Communications, and Strategic Alliances. Prior to joining Blade, Mark spent 19 years at Hewlett-Packard. In his most recent role, he was Vice President Worldwide Marketing for HP's Enterprise Storage and Server business (ESS). Prior to this, Mark was Vice President of Worldwide Marketing for HP's Business Critical Systems organization. Mark holds a Bachelor's degree from California State University, Fresno, and a Master's degree in business administration from Santa Clara University.

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"--a 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:


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