A Letter to Aerohive Customers on Aerohive Acquisition

Hello all,

We officially closed our acquisition of Aerohive! As one of our new customers, we want to welcome you to Extreme Networks! We are the 3rd largest provider in enterprise networking and now have the 2nd largest cloud management platform. Our vision is to be the leader in software-driven networking solutions from the access edge through the cloud data center. We are well on our way with over $1Bn in revenue, the industry’s highest-ranked, 100% in-house technical support, and our leadership position in the Gartner Wired and Wireless LAN Magic Quadrant.

Our plan is to build on the success of Aerohive by investing in the cloud management platform that so many of you rely on today. We will expand on current capabilities by adding our wired switching portfolio, new software and applications to be delivered and managed from the cloud in the future. In the meantime, we look forward to sharing our broader portfolio of software-driven switching solutions from the access edge to the network core and out to the cloud.

Net/net: our goal is to provide you with industry-leading, differentiated solutions and the highest level of customer support in networking. We want to be your partner to assist you in driving better business outcomes and results for your customers.

Please be assured that it is business as usual today from an Aerohive support perspective. Our team at Extreme has significant experience and a strong track record in successfully integrating businesses. As a customer-driven company, we always focus on the customer experience and will continue to do so.

To learn more about where we’re headed, please join us on a September 10th webinar entitled Aerohive Networks + Extreme Networks = The Future of Cloud Networking. You can also view a copy of the Gartner Wired and Wireless LAN Magic Quadrant referenced above and link to The Hive Community for more information.

For the latest news on the close of the acquisition, please visit Aerohive's Acquisition Updates Page or refer to our press release Extreme Networks Completes Acquisition of Aerohive Networks.

Thank you for your support as we look forward to earning your business with Extreme in the years to come.


Ed Meyercord

President & CEO

Extreme Networks

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Ed Meyercord
President and CEO

Mr. Meyercord has served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Extreme since April 2015. He joined our Board of Directors as an independent director in October 2009 and served as Chairman from March 2011 through August 2015.

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