SANTA CLARA, Calif., April 16, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Extreme Networks, Inc. (Nasdaq: EXTR) today announced it will be showing new software supporting OpenFlow and software-defined networks at the Open Networking Summit (ONS) from April 16-18 in Booth #18 at the Marriott hotel in Santa Clara, CA.Shehzad Merchant, vice president of technology for Extreme Networks, will also present in a panel discussion on April 17 on standardization and adoption of software-defined networks (SDN). "Looking at SDN Beyond the Data Center," will explore how software-defined networking is being applied in OpenFlow customer trials run by Extreme Networks. The customer trials are focused on workflow management and zero-touch network provisioning using heterogeneous hypervisor technologies. Throughout the event, Extreme Networks will demonstrate the OpenFlow 1.0 protocol implemented on its Summit® Ethernet switches running the ExtremeXOS® operating system. Summit switches will create a physical network topology that can be virtualized through the use of OpenFlow. Several aspects of network virtualization will be demonstrated, including flexible definitions of virtual networks, dynamic scaling of the virtual networks and isolation of the virtual networks from physical network changes. The Open Networking Summit brings together thought leaders, creators and innovators of OpenFlow and Software-Defined Networking for data centers, service providers and enterprise networks. Its technical and education sessions offer a forum to share OpenFlow research results and to discuss the SDN standardization process. About Extreme Networks Extreme Networks is a market leader in high-performance Ethernet switching for cloud, data center and mobile networks. Based in Santa Clara, CA, Extreme Networks has more than 6,000 customers in more than 50 countries. For more information, visit the company's website at http://www.extremenetworks.com. Extreme Networks, the Extreme Networks logo, BlackDiamond, ExtremeXOS and Summit are trademarks or registered trademarks of Extreme Networks, Inc. in the United States and/or other countries. All other names 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 statements as to features, performance, and benefits of Extreme Networks products, 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 and actual results of use of the product in different environments. 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 SOURCE Extreme Networks, Inc.