Sometimes life can throw you an unexpected curve.
Not long ago I was at a very large networking company with a great team, comfortable position and in general a pretty good setup. Then, things changed. I got a call from Dave Ginsburg , the CMO here at Extreme. He said he had an opportunity for me. Ginsburg told me to check out the BlackDiamond X8. That’s when I started to get excited. 20 Tbps switching fabric capacity, 768 ports of GbE or 192 ports of 40 GbE in a 1/3 rack form factor.
I came across the Lippis Report test, which was even more encouraging.
“The BDX8 breaks all of our previous records in core switch testing from performance, latency, power consumption, port density and packaging design. In fact, the Extreme Networks BDX8 was between 2 and 9 times faster at forwarding packets over a wide range of frame sizes than previous core switch measurements conducted during Lippis/Ixia iSimCity test of core switches from Alcatel-Lucent, Arista and Juniper. In other words, the BDX8 is the fastest core switch we have tested with the lowest latency measurements.” – Lippis Report, Open Industry Network Performance & Power Test for Cloud Networks Evaluating 10/40 GbE Switches Fall 2011 Edition
It was at that point that I decided that it was time for a change and that I needed to stock up on purple shirts. From what I have seen so far, I made the right move. We have a world-class team with considerable experience and a product line that includes the fastest core switch Lippis has ever had in his lab.
Now here’s the good part. Extreme Networks is hiring!
Opportunities in Santa Clara, CA (Silicon Valley) include:
In Research Triangle Park we have:
There are also a number of positions available in Chennai, New Delhi and other locations. Take a look at the full list on our jobs page.
If you are the type of person who likes a challenge, who thrives in a fast paced environment and wants to be able to make a visible difference, there might be some purple in your future.