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Corporate Overview – January, 2009 – www.bladenetwork.net BLADE Network Technologies Intelligent networking and storage application connectivity for the Rackonomic Datacenter 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” RackSwitch family demonstrates 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 over half of the Fortune 500 across 26 different industry segments, and an installed base of over 220,000 network switches representing more than 1,100,000 servers and over 5 million switch ports. On February 13, 2006, Nortel and Garnett & Helfrich Capital established Nortel’s Blade Server Switch Business Unit (“BSSBU”) as a private enterprise — BLADE Network Technologies, Inc. — the industry’s first vendor to focus exclusively on serving the networking requirements of the rapidly growing blade server market. Mission BLADE’s mission is to be the most valued and dependable supplier of “Lossless, Low Latency, Low Cost, Low Power” Ethernet I/O infrastructure solutions that reside in blade server, scale-out server and storage racks. Value Proposition BLADE products are the vital communications gateways in blade server, scale-out server and storage racks. They directly influence the performance, availability, scalability, manageability, security, and cost of ownership of server and storage systems. BLADE’s impressive array of industry firsts includes: • First to ship native 10 Gigabit Ethernet blade server switches – received Frost and Sullivan’s Product Innovation Award • Industry’s best price-performance for blade server switches • Industry-leading product quality with over 5 million hours MTBF • First to ship integrated Layer 2-3 and Layer 2-7 switching for blade servers • Industry’s record holder for highest throughput and lowest latency blade server switch • First blade server networking product line offering 100-percent interoperability with existing infrastructures • First green networking company – named to AlwaysOn GoingGreen 100 • First rack-level networking to provide software for network virtualization • First “top-of-rack” data center-class switches for network virtualization • Award-winning startup – Red Herring Global 100, Byte & Switch’s Top 10 Companies To Watch and CRN Emerging Tech Dynamos Executive Management Team Vikram Mehta President and CEO Mark Verbeck Chief Financial Officer Mark Hudson Chief Marketing Officer Jim Sladek Vice President of Finance Bob Murden Vice President of Operations Shailesh Naik Vice President of Sales Stefan Zuckut Vice President of Corp. Development Dan Tuchler Vice President of Strategy and Product Management Tim Shaughnessy Vice President of Marketing Atul Tambe Vice President of Hardware Engineering Tim Chao Vice President of Software Engineering and Advanced Technology Ardene Fullerton Director, Human Resources Clive Surfleet Advisor to CEO Major Investors Garnett & Helfrich Capital Nortel Networks Products and Services BLADE’s 1U RackSwitch product family extends virtualization by mirroring the benefits of server virtualization within the network at the rack level, saves energy through rack-friendly cooling and alleviates management pain by removing complexity through simplified management and fabric convergence. BLADE’s embedded Gigabit and 10 Gigabit Ethernet IP and Application Switch modules are available for IBM BladeCenter, HP BladeSystem, NEC SIGMABLADE and Verari BladeRack consolidate server I/O, enable network virtualization, and reduce data center complexity by consolidating network intelligence within the blade server chassis. BLADE offers a comprehensive line of embedded blade switch modules. The BLADEHarmony Manager enables remote monitoring and management of BLADE switch modules. BLADE’s Professional Services enable rapid planning, design, installation, operation and optimization for blade server environments.