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A Letter to Aerohive Partners on Aerohive Acquisition

Ed Meyercord President and Chief Executive Officer Published 9 Aug 2019

Hello all,

We officially closed our acquisition of Aerohive! As one of our new partners, we want to welcome you to Extreme Networks! We are the 3rd largest provider in enterprise networking and now have the 2nd largest cloud management platform. We have one of the industry’s leading partner programs. Our vision is to be the leader in software-driven networking solutions from the access edge through the cloud. We are well on our way with over $1Bn in revenue, the industry’s highest-ranked, 100% in-house technical support, and our leadership position in the Gartner Wired and Wireless LAN Magic Quadrant.

Our plan is to build on the success of Aerohive by investing in the cloud management platform that so many of you rely on today to build your business. We are committed to leading through the channel and will integrate our could management solution set into our Extreme Partner Network. We will expand on current capabilities by adding our wired switching portfolio, new software and applications to be delivered and managed from the cloud in the future. In the meantime, we look forward to sharing our broader portfolio of software-driven switching solutions from the access edge to the network core and cloud.

Net/net: our goal is to provide you with industry-leading, differentiated solutions and the highest level of support in networking. Please be assured that it is business as usual today from an Aerohive support perspective. Our team at Extreme has significant experience and a strong track record in successfully integrating businesses. As a customer-driven company, we always focus on our partner and customer experience and will continue to do so. 

I want to thank you for your support as we look forward to earning your business with Extreme in the years to come and affirm that there has never been a better time to partner with Extreme! With the best partner program in the industry, we’re eager to work with you to grow your business and serve your customers, and are making significant investments in our digital infrastructure to reduce friction and make it easy to do business with us. Wherever your customers’ networking journeys may lead, we want to be the technology provider you partner with to get them there.

To learn more about where we’re headed, please join us on a September 10th webinar entitled Aerohive Networks + Extreme Networks = The Future of Cloud Networking. You can also view a copy of the Gartner Wired and Wireless LAN Magic Quadrant referenced above and link to The Hive Community for more information. 

For the latest news on the close of the acquisition, please visit Aerohive’s Acquisition Updates Page or refer to our press release Extreme Networks Completes Acquisition of Aerohive Networks

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Sincerely,

Ed Meyercord

President & CEO

Extreme Networks

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