In an 85-criteria evaluation of data networking vendors that offered data networking, Forrester identified significant solution providers in this category — and researched, analyzed, and scored them. This report details findings on how each vendor measures up against defined strategic criteria categories and plots where they stand in relation to each other.
“After decades of experience in the networking business, Extreme continues to take an open approach with the hardware, software, and development community. With ExtremeXOS (EXOS) modular software, its development community, and its data center switches (Black Diamond X8 and Summit), Extreme Networks Open Fabric architecture enables I&O professionals to deploy a shared and standardized platform. Its open approach and standards-based solution extends beyond traditional networking hardware; Ridgeline (Extreme’s network management software) hooks into Citrix XEN, VMware, and Microsoft’s Hyper-V. Its strong support for software development kits (SDKs) and application programming interfaces (APIs) has given it an edge in allowing its solution to integrate into third-party tools.”