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How Cool Can Breakout Sessions Really Be? Extreme Connect’s Won’t Disappoint

Lisa Yeaton Senior Specialist, Social Media Published 27 Feb 2019

Have you ever been so excited about a conference and then you attend a session on the first day and it didn’t live up to your expectation? I have and can say that its definitely a turn-off when that happens. Fortunately, I know of a conference for IT and networking technical professionals and business decision makers from across industries. 

Extreme Connect is Extreme Networks global user conference taking place in Nashville, Tennessee beginning May 13, 2019, and our technical breakout sessions will not disappoint. No matter which session you choose, each is designed to help you make the most informed decisions possible about migrating, designing, and implementing the right solutions for your organization. Extreme Connect isn’t like other conferences; our user conference was designed with the help end users, so attendees can get the most out of it.

Have you thought about which sessions you’ll be attending? We have plenty planned, and we’ve got you covered regardless of your networking skill set.

“My favorite part of Extreme Connect has been the technical breakout sessions. I’ve been able to learn a lot from those sessions, new roadmaps that are coming out, new emerging technologies, looking at product lines that we aren’t using yet at Sauders, that I might be able to take back to the business and apply.” – Darin Seiler, Network Engineer at Sauder Woodworking Company

An Overview of Connect Breakout Sessions

Here’s what’s on the schedule:

Track 1: Technology Explained

This high-level track focuses on what the technology does. Examples here will include:

    • Smart OmniEdge: Axis for Mobile Services and Applications

    • Securing and Automating Your Campus Network. A How-to Guide.

    • Data Center Networks Deliver the Foundation for Innovation in the Enterprise

    • Extreme Management Center for Insights, Visibility, and Control, and more

Track 2: Technology in Action

Track 2 provides even more depth on how to apply the technology. Examples here include:

    • Improve Security and End User Experience with the Latest in Extreme AI/ML Technology

    • SHIELDS UP! Securing Your Wi-Fi with AirDefense 10.1

    • Threat Analytics with Integrated Forensics and Rapid Mitigation

    • Simplicity, Automation, and Optimization. Understanding Fabric Connect and Distributed Virtual Routing, and more

Track 3: Technology Specialization

This track focuses on how the pieces all come together to form a solution. Examples will include:

    • Strategy and Planning: Migrating Your Extreme WLAN to Smart OmniEdge

    • Deployment Best Practices for Fabric Connect & DVR

    • Building the Extreme Data Center

    • Network Automation and Orchestration with Extreme Management Center, and more

Don’t forget about Industry, as well as our Vertical sessions!


These sessions will kick off the week and cover key trends, technologies, and strategic directions from a broad perspective. One session features Extreme’s own and industry renowned expert, Devin Akin, who will cover Wi-Fi 6: Migration Strategies and Best Practices and the impact 802.11ax will have for wireless networks, applications and users. Other sessions will feature guest presenters from Microsoft and Broadcom as well!


Leveraging real-world experiences and lessons learned attendees interested in these sessions will walk away with best practices in dealing with vertical use-cases. For example, in a Healthcare environment, we will look into the smart hospital covering topics including software, security, compliance, and medical IoT.

Attendees can feel free to mix and match sessions from any track, including Industry and Verticals, but be sure to register ASAP to secure your spot! You’ll receive an email after your registration is complete with details on how to select sessions and plan your own Extreme Connect agenda.

Curious about the main stage sessions? Check out the “Learn” tab on the Extreme Connect website for a full list.

Haven’t Registered? Get a Move On!

Get schooled and sharpen your skills with in-depth breakout sessions. If you haven’t registered for Connect, the time is now! Register for Extreme Connect 2019 today.


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