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Extreme Networks Recognized as a Finalist in the 2021 CRN Tech Innovator Awards for 5520 Universal Switching Series

Blair Donald Manager, Public Relations Published 8 Nov 2021

Congratulations, Extreme! CRN, a brand of The Channel Company, named Extreme Networks as a Finalist for the 2021 CRN Tech Innovator Awards. Extreme is being recognized for its innovative Universal Platforms, including the ExtremeSwitching 5520 series, in the Networking – Enterprise category. Universal Platforms can run multiple Extreme operating systems and can be quickly repurposed for different use cases, minimizing total cost of ownership and enabling customers to get the most of existing investments. Extreme is the only networking vendor currently offering Universal wired and wireless platforms for enterprise-class infrastructure.

Organizations worldwide require simple, affordable solutions that can be easily upgraded, without requiring expensive infrastructure replacements. Universal Platforms increase flexibility and reduce hardware obsolescence by enabling customers to gradually adopt new technologies and adapt to new use cases by changing the software or feature set and/or management system while preserving the hardware and even the associated licenses.

CRN’s annual award program showcases innovative vendors in the IT channel across 47 different technology categories, in key areas ranging from cloud to storage to networking to security. To determine the winners, a panel of CRN editors reviewed hundreds of vendor products using multiple criteria, including key capabilities, uniqueness, technological ingenuity, and ability to address customer and partner needs.

“CRN’s annual Tech Innovator Awards acknowledge technology vendors that display their ongoing commitment to empowering and enabling end-users, while also promoting continuous business growth for solution providers, with cutting-edge, purpose-built products and services,” said Blaine Raddon, CEO of The Channel Company.

We’re excited to once again be featured on CRN’s list of top Tech Innovators!

The Tech Innovator Awards will be featured in the December issue of CRN and can be viewed online at crn.com/techinnovators.

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