LeadMaster Selects Force10 Networks’ Switches to Power Network Upgrade

Web-based CRM software provider chooses top-of-rack access switches to improve the performance and responsiveness of its network

SAN JOSE, Calif., February 8, 2011 – Force10 Networks, Inc., a global technology leader, today announced that LeadMaster has selected high-performance, low-latency top-of-rack S-Series™ access switches from Force10 Networks. The Atlanta-based customer relationship management (CRM) software provider selected Force10 1/10 Gigabit Ethernet switches as part of an overall network refresh designed to improve reliability and performance and better position the business for rapid changes in the marketplace.

“Many price and performance factors were considered as we evaluated switches for our next-generation network,” says Andy Brownell, LeadMaster chief operating officer. “The S-Series stood alone with its ability to deliver dependable and sustained performance, complete redundancy, affordable price points and a modular operating system that provided powerful management features.”

S-Series Switches Contribute to Lower Costs and Greater Customer Confidence
The S50N access switch runs on the modular Force10 Operating System (FTOS), which delivers the stability and management functionality required in virtualized deployments. For example, Force10’s VirtualView software provides real-time network and application traffic monitoring for virtualized data centers. FTOS leverages a distributed, multiprocessor architecture coupled with non-blocking, low-latency switching to offer the performance capabilities that LeadMaster wanted as it built out its next-generation environment.

The cloud computing sales lead management/CRM software provider recognized that FTOS maintained a stable code base with an industry-standard common management interface and tool set that would contribute significantly to reducing operational expenses, which leads to an overall lower cost of ownership. Port density also plays a role in lowering costs. The compact, high-density S50 switch provides 48 GbE access ports and up to four optional 10 GbE uplinks in just 1-RU. As network demands continue to increase, scalable stacking technology supports 384 GbE ports with up to eight S50Ns.

“As a cloud computing lead management/CRM software provider, LeadMaster is keenly aware that providing a reliable, high-performance, world-class network architecture is a fundamental contributor to revenue generation,” says Arpit Joshipura, chief marketing officer, Force10 Networks. “With all of its performance and management functionality, deploying S-Series access switches will help ensure customer confidence remains high due to the fast and reliable performance of LeadMaster’s network.”

About LeadMaster
LeadMaster offers a variety of cloud-computing software solutions:

  • Sales Lead Management CRM Software – Everything you need in one easy-to-use online web-based application.
  • Lead-Xpress – A revolutionary new way for sales reps to receive and update sales leads
  • Lead-Xtreme – It’s like caller-ID for your website. Website visitor info flows into LeadMaster CRM in real-time.
  • LeadMaster Voice – Click to call, power dialing and virtual phone switch integrated with LeadMaster CRM.
  • Call Center Solutions – Combining LeadMaster solutions provides a complete virtual call center system.

LeadMaster’s on-demand customizable SaaS solutions combine sales lead management softwarelead tracking solutionssales force automation tools (SFA), customer relationship management features (Sales CRM), LeadMaster Voice solutions and virtual call center solutions. This powerful web-based application has helped companies large and small from virtually every industry.

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 24×7 service and support capabilities to its global customer base in more than 60 countries worldwide. For more information on Force10 Networks, please visitwww.force10networks.com.