Digital transformation is accelerating, creating more opportunities for innovation and revenue generation. A great deal of computing and security changes are happening within the IT realm to better enable transformation, and the network is the foundation. At the same time, transformation brings complexity, and even large enterprises aren’t prepared to manage the many facets of upending the way business is done; people, processes, and technology included. This calls for greater investment in IT services, and the network is no exception. A nimble, responsive, and reliable network lays the groundwork for rising to the challenges of transformation, but it’s not always easy to achieve internally.
Network teams across all industries are feeling the pressure:
The market is responding to the skills gap, financial obstacles, and security concerns with new, diversified service offerings. According to Gartner, this year…
“Strategic technology trends have the potential to drive significant disruption and deliver significant opportunity. Enterprise architecture and technology innovation leaders must evaluate these top trends to identify opportunities, counter threats and create competitive advantage.” – Gartner, Top 10 Strategic Technology Trends for 2019
1. Cost control
Technology innovations are costly, and so is trying to take on the IT complexity of today using an internal team exclusively. Opting for network services to augment your internal efforts often results in significant cost savings.
2. Staying current with cutting-edge network technologies
The digital world demands new strategies for staying competitive, and technology is number one. Engaging network services will guarantee that your business is using the latest technologies, rather than staying tied to aging hardware or a solution that’s not scaling. There are a number of innovative network technologies available in the market to put your business ahead of the game; features like automation, analytics, AI, edge networking, and more await. A network services provider will keep you informed as to what new technologies will put you in a better position to compete.
3. Increased operational efficiency
Opting for network services allows staff to escape the pressures of red alerts and blinking lights and focus on the innovative projects that are going to make a difference in your organization. Depending on what sorts of network function you’re looking to offload, from monitoring to upgrades, a number of services are available to improve the pace and precision with which your business operates.
4. No fear for downtime
We’ve all heard the numbers when it comes to the costs of downtime. Relying on a proven network partner for network operations eliminates the need to worry about glitches in the network. You can trust that there won’t be any unexpected expenses or PR disasters as a consequence of network failure.
Trusting a partner with network responsibilities makes it easier to make modifications to your infrastructure or solution set in response to changes in the business. A solid partner will be flexible in service delivery.
“Here’s what we bring to the customer: the guarantee that we’re giving recommendations they can trust, and implementing the right solution to the very best of our collective abilities.” – Rob Rosa, Vice President, Worldwide Service Sales, Extreme Networks
The truth is, all OEMs are very aware of industry growth when it comes to services, thus they all offer some variation. It’s no longer about the network alone, but a complete solution from hardware to support. The problem is, not all network vendors follow best practices for delivery, or offer internal resources with adequate industry expertise. This is what makes Extreme truly different: flexible service options that will effectively meet the demands of our customers, delivered via an established best practice methodology, by experts with proven industry tenure.
In a fast-paced, digital world, enterprises throughout every industry deserve to experience the value of trusting a proven partner with their advanced network needs. This is why we offer a diverse range of Extreme Networks Services, all built to maximize the effectiveness of your network and create a long-lasting partnership.
“Extreme uses a best practice methodology we refer to as ‘plan, design, implement, and operate,’ similar to the PMI methodology. We follow this religiously, and we use our knowledge to implement a solution that addresses all of the customer’s needs.” – Mark Blouch, Director of Professional Services, Extreme Networks
Here’s an overview of what we offer:
1. Professional Services
Extreme Professional Services provide access to highly skilled networking specialists to tackle all of your networking needs.
Professional Services includes:
2. Premier Services
Extreme Networks Premier Services provide you with a personal advocate who will track every case from beginning to end.
What Premier Services include:
3. ExtremeWorks Maintenance Services
ExtremeWorks Maintenance Services eliminate all boundaries of problem-solving.
What ExtremeWorks Maintenance Services include:
4. Managed Services
Extreme Managed Services are offered as managed, ITIL-based services designed to maximize the impact of your IT department.
What Extreme Managed Services include:
Extreme Networks delivers world-class learning programs for our partners, distributors, and customers.
Extreme Networks Training options:
6. Extreme Campus Agreement
A way to provide students with a state-of-the-art network at a fixed, per student price.
What Extreme Campus Agreement includes:
Staying on top of the complexity that comes with digital transformation is a difficult undertaking, but you don’t have to go it alone. Extreme Networks offers a number of services designed to address the specific challenges you’re facing and accelerate your own transformation. If you’re looking to learn more about how network services can increase your competitive edge while reducing costs, reach out to an Extreme Networks Services expert. We’ll give you feedback based on the current challenges you’re experiencing.