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Extreme Networks unveils SDN architecture – Empowering Experience Economy

by david.nunes

Extreme Networks Empowers the Experience Economy with Simple, Fast and Smart Networking Solutions

Extreme first to demonstrate software-defined architecture coupled with new high performance networking products from the mobile campus to the datacentre


LAS VEGAS, NV. – Apr. 1, 2014 Extreme Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ: EXTR), today at Interop Las Vegas (booth #1351) announced a software-defined architecture for the Experience Economy, delivering simple, smart and fast network solutions extending from the mobile campus to the datacentre.


The new solution, demonstrated on the Interop show floor, is comprised of unified software and high performance hardware offerings.  Software includes centralised management, application analytics, and SDN. Extreme Networks has also unveiled new high performance mobile solutions featuring wireless 802.11ac, and new BlackDiamond® X8 100GbE IO modules for the datacentre.

In today’s Experience Economy, with a rapidly changing mobile and social world, people demand the very best experience. They form lasting impressions based on their expectations that applications simply work, allowing them to connect, communicate and share – quickly and reliably. Extreme Networks supplies a simple, smart and fast software-defined architecture that enables the IT organisation to meet user needs and expectations.

New Products and Capabilities

Extreme Networks brings together software and hardware products that deliver simple, smart and fast network solutions.  New products include:

· NetSight 6.0 – Centralised management

o One tool with one database providing automated provisioning leading to rapid problem identification and resolution across the entire network

· Purview – Application Analytics

o Gathers application intelligence at Layer 7 directly from the network enabling rapid decisions for better business outcomes

· SDN 2.0

o Open, standards-based architecture combines automated network and application provisioning and orchestration through open integration with northbound and southbound services, including predefined support for several new 3rd party products

· BlackDiamond X8 100GbE Blade

o 100G wire speed with 20Tbs of non-blocking throughput on a 4 port blade for reduced TCO

o Distance support from 100m to 10Km utilizing SR10 and LR4 CFP2 optical transceiver technology with future 40km support when ER4 optics become available.

· IdentiFi 3800 series 802.11ac access points

o 1.75Gbps total throughput with automatic configuration and RF optimisation for seamless support in high-density environments.

Executive Perspectives

Bob Laliberte, Senior Analyst, Enterprise Strategy Group

“The network is a critical component to enable increasingly mobile and social enterprises. Accordingly, IT should strive to ensure an optimal experience for all its users all of the time. With its new architecture, Extreme Networks has taken a big step in helping organisations meet that goal by combining network visibility, analytics and policy, over high performance wired and wireless infrastructures. These network solutions are designed to deliver the requisite intelligence, performance and operational simplicity to handle demanding enterprise environments.”

Chris Crowell, COO, Extreme Networks

“Extreme Networks builds networks to deliver excellence in today’s Experience Economy. We accomplish this by combining high performance hardware with a software-defined architecture that is operated as a truly unified solution. By providing a powerful and cohesive network that is simple, smart and fast, we empower our customers with positive and consistent experiences.”

Additional Resources

· Blog Post

About Extreme Networks
Extreme Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ: EXTR) is setting a new standard for superior customer experience by delivering network-powered innovation and market leading service and support. The company delivers high-performance switching and routing products for data center and core-to-edge networks, wired/wireless LAN access, and unified network management and control. Our award-winning solutions include software-defined networking (SDN), cloud and high-density Wi-Fi, BYOD and enterprise mobility, identity access management and security. Extreme Networks is headquartered in San Jose, CA and has more than 12,000 customers in over 80 countries. For more information, visit the company’s website at http://www.extremenetworks.com.


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