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Trusted Delivery Switches and Routers

Extreme 8820

Next-Generation Router for Core Aggregation at Service Providers and Large Enterprise Data Centers

Product Highlights

  • Fully featured Data Center Switch and Router with carrier-class MPLS, VXLAN, and Dual Stack IPv4/IPv6 functionality
  • High-density,fixed form factor Switch and Router with either 80 x 100 GbE or 40 x l00GbE ports
  • Ultra-deep buffers of up to 16GB to ensure optimal performance to handle traffic in virtually any network for bursty traffic patterns
  • Supply chain, boot, and runtime protectionw ith Measured Boot
  • Baseboard Management Controller (BMC) for lights-out management (LOM) for remote operations such as reboots, shutdowns, and out-of-band troubleshooting
  • BGP EVPN-VXLAN for Data Center Spine and Data Center Interconnect (DCI) networking
  • Integrated Application Hosting supports an open kernel-based virtual machine (KVM) environment to accommodate Extreme-provided or third-party customer specific applications, containers — with complete isolation from the networking operating system

Cloud and 5G demand high performance networks that provide the necessary connectivity, bandwidth, and speed in large data centers for enterprises and service providers.

The Extreme 8820 platforms serve as demarcation between the enterprise networks and the service provider networks (Internet) where the ISP connections terminate. Basic requirements include support for a full Internet routing table, mainstream routing protocols BGP, OSPF and IS-IS, EVPN VxLAN, ACLs, BGP Internet peering scale, MPLS, deep buffer, device management, and entry level DDoS protection.

Extreme Networks offers a choice for selecting the right routing solution to meet your business needs. The options include the Extreme 8820 (1U) with 40 x 100 GbE ports and the Extreme 8820 (2U) with 80 x 100 GbE ports to deliver cost-effective solutions for the most demanding Enterprise and Service Provider customers.

As part of Extreme’s Trusted Delivery initiative, the Extreme 8000 Series of Universal switches introduce powerful security enhancements with a combination of Secure Boot technology, enhanced by an industry-first Measured Boot implementation. Measured Boot extends the security posture of the system into the execution of the operating system itself for greater protection against threats.


The Extreme 8820 is the industry's most powerful compact deep buffer dual stack IPv4/IPv6 Internet border router, providing a cost-efficient solution that is purpose-built for the most demanding service provider and enterprise data centers and MAN/WAN applications. The robust system architecture and a versatile feature set including IPv4, IPv6 and MPLS/VPLS combined with Carrier Ethernet 2.0 and OAM capabilities provides deployment flexibility. The Extreme 8820 supports true internet scale border routing solutions with support for a maximum of 3.5M IPv4/IPv6 unicast routes.

The Extreme 8820 can run third-party VM-based applications alongside the routing OS — all without impacting performance. This flexible and open solution enables organizations to deploy Extreme-provided or third-party applications and tools directly on the router. This design does not impact the control plane or forwarding of data traffic.

The ever-increasing growth of IXPs traffic with new record highs demand wide spread 100 GbE connectivity at the edge of the network. Cost per port is a key factor as customers migrate from 10 GbE to 100 GbE and ultra-high density are essential with the right mix of technologies (for example, VPLS and EVPN) with the Extreme 8820.

The Extreme 8820 is designed to cost-effectively deliver the scale and performance needed to address the explosive growth in network bandwidth, devices, and services — today and well into the future. This flexible platform, powered by Extreme SLX-OS, provides carrier-class advanced features that leverage proven Extreme routing, MPLS, Carrier Ethernet, and VXLAN overlay technology currently deployed in the most demanding service provider, data center, and enterprise networks.

Trusted Delivery from Extreme Networks is designed to protect your key service delivery infrastructure at remote, often-unattended sites, as well as within colocation and data center environments where shared facility access is a concern. With Measured Boot — a security mechanism designed to verify the boot and runtime processes — Extreme Networks provides the capability to validate hardware components, boot process, and the operating system from factory to installation. Combined with remote attestation, where a trusted off-box challenger provides an objective measurement of trust, Measured Boot provides ongoing binary-level validation during operation.

The Extreme 8820 offers a deep buffering platform that is purpose-built for the most demanding service provider and enterprise networks. The border router is the interconnection point between internal networks and the internet. With more traffic moving across these routers, there is added demand for capacity, the ability to absorb speed mismatches and handle microbursts without compromising performance. The Extreme 8820-40C has 8GB and the Extreme 8820-80C has 16GB of deep packet buffers.