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Extreme Networks SDN Platform

Simple, standards-based, and comprehensive SDN

  • OPEX reduction with end-to-end network automation
  • Fast and flexible network provisioning for any applications
  • Backward compatible orchestration for investment protection

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Open, Standards-Based and Comprehensive SDN

Extreme Networks’ SDN platform is based on a comprehensive, hardened OpenDaylight (ODL) controller that uniquely includes: network management, network access control, application analytics and wireless controller technology. Extreme Networks’ comprehensive approach preserves the integrity of the open API provided by ODL while extending data center orchestration, automation and provisioning to the entire network under a single pane of glass. The Extreme Networks SDN solution provides:

  • Simple End-to-end network automation that makes your network deployment, management and ongoing operation cost effective
  • Fast provisioning of your network to support any application, while maintaining flexibility for deploying the your choice of best-of-breed applications, solutions and vendors
  • Smart orchestration that is backwards compatible in order to take advantage of your existing network infrastructure and protect your existing investment


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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