Blade Network Technologies

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Blade Server Networking
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Santa Clara, California, United States United States
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Company description
BLADE Network Technologies is the market-leading supplier of Gigabit and 10G Ethernet, IP and Application Switches for blade server systems globally. BLADE is the first vendor to focus exclusively on serving the network infrastructure needs of the rapidly growing blade server market. The company’s end-users include Fortune 500 companies across 26 different industry segments. As the number-one supplier of network switches for blade servers, BLADE boasts an installed base of more than 120,000 blade server switches (representing approximately 2.7 million switch ports) around the world. In 2006, BLADE was established as a fully independent company when it purchased certain assets of Nortel’s Blade Server Switch Business Unit. For more information, visit BLADE at
Business model
Currently develop and manufacture Ethernet networking modules for HP BladeSystem, IBM BladeCenter and NEC SigmaBlade.
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