PRESS RELEASE — SAN JOSE, Calif., Sept. 13, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — IT managers are in need of an easier and faster way to manage the 8.4 billion connected devices expected to overload networks with data this year, according to Gartner. To address the time constraints and resources spent on managing complex networks, Extreme Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ: EXTR) today announced the launch of Extreme Automated Campus™, a cost-effective alternative to outdated traditional networking solutions that delivers plug-and-play simplicity and true business agility. The solution comes within just two months of Extreme closing on its acquisition of Avaya’s networking business, and combines Avaya’s field-proven Fabric Connect infrastructure, Extreme’s industry-leading Extreme Management Center ™ and Extreme’s top-ranked support services to eliminate networking complexity, increase security and deliver increased visibility into the network.
Now with over 1,500 unique deployments, spanning every industry, Fabric Connect has been proven to deliver 11x faster time to service, 7x faster mean time to repair and provide a 100% reduction in outages as a result of human error, according to Fabric Connect Customer Experience Research Report. With this announcement, Extreme wired and wireless edge products have been integrated into the Fabric Connect architecture, giving customers greater choice on how they evolve their network edge. Additionally, Avaya’s networking portfolio has been integrated into Extreme Management Center, bringing a unique 360-degree view of the network, users, devices and applications for actionable business insights.
Also available are two new fabric enabled hardware platforms for high performance 10/40/100 Gigabits per second aggregation and core networking. The first is the VSP 8600, an innovative small 7RU form factor core chassis with over 21 Tbps of switching capacity. The other is the VSP 8404C, a 2RU modular core form factor with four pluggable slots providing for highly flexible deployment options. Finally, to increase customer satisfaction and loyalty, the end-to-end solution is supported by Extreme’s top-ranked services and support organization.
Dan Dulac, Vice President, Product Management & Solution Strategy, Extreme Networks, Inc.
“When we acquired Avaya’s networking business, we promised to deliver a stronger combined value proposition that leveraged each company’s core strengths that would best serve customers. The introduction of our first integrated solution delivers on this promise just two short months following the close of the acquisition. We developed Extreme Automated Campus to …