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Force10 Networks to Demonstrate Network Automation Functionality for Oracle Environments at Oracle OpenWorld
Sep 20, 2010 (11:09 AM EDT)

Force10 teams up with Oracle and Citrix to demonstrate how network virtualization automates critical tasks, lowers operational expenses for the virtualized data center

SAN JOSE, Calif., Sept. 20 /PRNewswire/ -- Force10 Networks, Inc., a global technology leader that data center, service provider and enterprise customers rely on when the network is their business, today announced it will demonstrate interoperable network automation technologies for Oracle environments at Oracle OpenWorld 2010 from September 19–23 at the Moscone Center in San Francisco. At booth #429, Force10 will demonstrate Open Automation functionality with Oracle and Citrix.

Force10 to Demonstrate VLAN Configuration and Automation With Oracle and Citrix

Using open-standard protocols, Oracle and Force10 will demonstrate a streamlined environment that offers VLAN automation without requiring middleware. After VLANs are graphically defined in the Solaris OS running on the server, open-standard protocols are then used to "publish" the VLANs requirements to a trusted port of an adjacent Force10 switch automatically. This creates the required VLAN configuration that enables flow-through provisioning of the network element.

At Oracle OpenWorld, Force10 also will demonstrate how Open Automation software performing automated VM/VLAN migration in a Citrix XEN environment helps improve network connectivity and security. Open Automation software will be shown automating the VM and VLAN migration process so that when a VM is migrated, the associated VLAN is automatically provisioned to the new server.

"With the pressing issues that data centers face today, such as growing complexity and rising costs, CIOs and their IT staffs are diligently looking for ways to automate important tasks within their networks," said Steve Garrison, vice president of marketing, Force10 Networks. "Demonstrating our interoperable network virtualization solutions with Oracle and other network virtualization leaders at Oracle OpenWorld shows that the wait is over for deploying robust network automation solutions that reduce operational expenses without vendor lock-in."

About Force10 Networks

Force10 Networks is a global technology leader that data center, service provider and enterprise customers rely on when the network is their business. The company's high performance solutions are designed to deliver new economics by virtualizing and automating Ethernet networks. Force10's high density and resilient Ethernet switching and routing products increase network availability, agility and efficiency while reducing power and cooling costs.  Force10 provides 24x7 service and support capabilities to its global customer base in more than 60 countries worldwide. For more information on Force10 Networks, please visit

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SOURCE Force10 Networks, Inc.