Acquisition Update

Extreme Closes the Brocade Deal

With an industry leading data center solution used by enterprises and service providers, supports the company’s growth strategy to lead the networking industry from the data center to the wireless edge, and secures Extreme’s position as a top player in the enterprise networking market. This is the third in a series of acquisitions announced by Extreme in the last year, including its acquisition of Zebra Technologies’ WLAN business and Avaya’s networking business.

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A New Day in Networking. Extreme Closes the Brocade Deal.

Find out what this acquisition means for customers and partners of Extreme Networks.

Part IV: Extreme + Brocade IP Networking Strategy

Watch product leaders from Extreme and Brocade discuss ongoing plans for Extreme’s IP networking strategy including the recently closed acquisition of Brocade’s Switching, Routing, and Analytics (SRA) assets.

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Extreme Positioned as "Visionary" in Gartner's Magic Quadrant for Wireless LAN

This trusted analyst report by Gartner evaluates a variety of enterprise LAN vendors providing converged access layer connectivity. Gartner positions vendors in their respective quadrant based on their ability to execute, and their completeness of vision.

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Extreme Scores 4.8/5 Stars in Gartner Peer Rating

Of the 21 vendors listed in Gartner’s Peer Insights, Extreme is one of the highest rated vendors in Data Center Hardware Networking.  Extreme has an Overall Rating of 4.8 out of 5 based on 65 reviews. We believe this highlights the strength of Extreme’s service delivery differentiation with 100% insourced technical support.

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Growth for our Partners

Now is the time to see everything that Extreme now has to offer. We’d love to talk with you and learn how we can grow together.

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Part III: Extreme Networks & Avaya IP Networking Strategy

Product leaders discuss ongoing plans for Extreme’s IP networking strategy including the approaching acquisition of Brocade’s Switching, Routing, and Analytics (SRA) assets.

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Part II: Extreme Networks & Avaya IP Networking Strategy

Join Ed Meyercord, President and CEO of Extreme Networks, along with product leaders from Extreme on July 19th as they discuss ongoing plans for Extreme’s IP networking strategy including the acquired Avaya networking assets.

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Extreme + Avaya IP Networking Strategy

Listen to the presentation where Extreme & Avaya discuss Extreme’s IP networking strategy including the acquired Avaya networking assets. This session reviewed our commitment to existing product families as well as our goals and direction for the future.

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Extreme Networks' New ERS and VSP Switches

The VSP and ERS Switch portfolios provide complete coverage, from basic branch office deployments to high-performance wiring closet, data center aggregation, and network core applications. Switches can be deployed individually or in combinations for highly reliable solutions.

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What are People Saying?

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  • “Whatever challenges lie ahead, you can’t fault Extreme for being timid; the company is making a bold move to grab revenue, capture market share, and catapult itself into the upper ranks of the networking industry.”


    – Drew Conry-Murray, Packet Pushers, Network Break

  • “Combining Avaya’s networking business with Extreme Networks creates a company with best-in-class products that span the entire enterprise network.”


    – Zeus Kerravala, ZK Research

  • “The move, combined with several other recent acquisitions by Extreme Networks, will help make the company a more formidable competitor to networking giant Cisco Systems.”


    – Joe Kovar, CRN

  • “Extreme is highly complementary to our data center switching, routing, and analytics business on many levels, and represents a positive outcome for our customers, partners, and employees.”


    – Lloyd Carney, CEO, Brocade, ReadITQuik

  • “IDC notes that Extreme continues to play the role of market consolidator, acquiring companies and technologies that are largely complementary in a bid to position itself as a pure-play networking vendor that can address enterprise requirements extending from the data center through the campus.”


    – Christopher Barnard, Brad Casemore, Rohit Mehra, and Nolan Greene, IDC Link

  • “Extreme will get a fresh, high-end modular product line and should see opportunities for increased account control as the vertical market focus of Avaya appears to have been comparable to that of Extreme.”


    – Matt Robison, Wunderlich

  • “In the highly tumultuous networking market, Extreme Networks CEO, Ed Meyercord, continues to make moves that are ‘better than most,’ putting his company in a position to be a long-term share gainer in a market that badly needs more strong vendors.”


    – Network World

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