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(Formerly SDN SDK)

Extreme Networks’ Connect (Developer’s Access Kit) is available as a controlled, limited release to researchers, technology partners, developers, and customers who are looking to develop applications on Extreme’s SDN Platform. This includes published APIs, software, and documentation that shows how to develop applications. To request consideration for access, send email to

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Extreme Networks’ Connect includes:

  • OneFabric Connect
  • Identity and Access Control
  • Control Center
  • ExtremeXOS
  • SDN Control Engine
  • Sample Applications validated to work with SDN Control Engine-based Extreme’s SDN Platform
    • VTN
    • OpenStack (with VTN)
    • HyperGlance
    • MS Skype SDN Integration
    • Python-based EXOS Native Application- Wake-on-LAN

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The Extreme Networks SDN Platform includes:

    • One Open and Standards-Based Architecture that won’t require vendor lock-in or additional investment to realize the full potential of SDN
    • A Simple Development Platform for innovation that makes it easy for any organization to deploy SDN solutions regardless of size or skill level
    • Investment Protection as our SDN solutions not only integrate with other Extreme solutions but also support multi-vendor environments
    • Value-Added Network Services like Purview, NAC, NetSight, OneFabric Connect, etc. that provide functionality beyond SDN
    • A Comprehensive Solution for the whole network including wireless, campus, core and data center
    • Unique Core-Flow Technology that provides the industry’s most scalable flow-aware data plane so your SDN deployments scale to meet your growth
    • A Deployment Choice of existing integrated applications, applications that are custom developed and/or applications that leverage the thriving SDN application development community

Extreme Networks SDN customers enjoy unique benefits including:

  • Performance – Improved application performance, faster workload provisioning and an optimized network
  • Security – Network, devices, and data are fully visible and secure (in flight and at rest)– providing peace of mind
  • Single Pane of Glass Management – A simplified and consistent user experience providing a better user experience with lower operational costs
  • Visibility – Fine-grained, pervasive and actionable information on network status and usage that enables operators to make fast and intelligent business decisions
  • Compatibility – ‘Brownfield’, multi-vendor support for seamless migration from on-premises networking to the cloud, resulting in a faster and higher return on investment
  • Trust – A long history of SDN innovation as well as a proven and validated SDN Platform with significant mindshare in the development community