Extreme Networks Recognized in the 2024 Gartner Critical Capabilities for Enterprise Wired and Wireless LAN Infrastructure


Extreme Networks received second-highest and third-highest scores in 4 of the use cases in the 2024 Gartner Critical Capabilities Report for Enterprise Wired and Wireless LAN Infrastructure. According to Gartner, the Critical Capabilities report is to help “you gain deeper insights into vendor product and service offerings.” We feel this recognition further underscores our commitment to delivering cutting-edge solutions that not only meet but exceed the evolving demands of modern networking landscapes. 

Modernize the Network

As technology continuously evolves, it is critical that enterprises have a network that can support the increasing number of devices and users to maintain secure, seamless operations. Legacy network technology can't handle today’s IoT and OT devices, making it critical that organizations modernize their network infrastructure to support the latest tech. In fact, most modernization projects that fail do so because the enterprise failed to start with their network which truly is the foundation that all other tech initiatives are built on.

Extreme’s universal wired and wireless solutions portfolio is trusted by organizations globally for its seamless connectivity, robust network performance, and inherent security. From major business centers like the Dubai World Trade Center to school districts like Eden Prairie Schools, Extreme’s platforms offer unparalleled flexibility to adapt to evolving needs through simple software or feature adjustments. With the industry’s simplest licensing model, customers only pay for what they need and can easily transfer licenses across devices and deployment options. 

The introduction of the universal hardware, frankly, has been a godsend to us because I don’t have to look through multiple different data sheets and different SKUs. I can focus on this is the type of switch I need now. I just need to figure out port count. It makes life so much easier
Mickey Alderson
Network Security Architect, City of Memphis

Manage the Network

When it comes to network management, agility and efficiency are critical and that is being further advanced by AI/ML-driven analytics and automation. Extreme’s solutions are designed to help streamline connectivity and enhance operational efficiency. By extending shortest-path-bridging-based Extreme Fabric to the edge through SD-WAN integration, our solutions ensure simplified management of complex networks. Extreme Fabric is trusted by over 5,000 customers around the world, from manufacturers like Volkswagen to major healthcare providers like OSF Healthcare and Cordaan Group

Fabric is easy. Once you get fabric set up, it’s almost just hands off after that
John Blohm
Network Manager, Green Bay Area Public Schools
My favorite part of the fabric is just the ease of it. Once we set it up, just being able to extend it from one point to another without any interaction makes it a lot easier.
Troy Allen
Network Supervisor, Harry Reid International Airport

This network can be easily managed in a single pane of glass that enables multivendor support, automation, and zero-touch provisioning to minimize manual configurations and expedite deployment processes. Customers around the world, from smart cities like Boras Stad to service providers like E.ON

ExtremeCloud IQ when utilized with Extreme Fabric gives us the flexibility to set up the network in a way that will meet our customers' demands. Our partnership with Extreme has allowed us to expand and scale our organization much faster than a traditional solution. We see every dollar that we invest in technology generating a return on investment.
Martin Reidy
Head of Operations, Waterman Business Centers

AIOps capabilities are also essential in aiding network management, and ExtremeCloud IQ CoPilot detects anomalies, conducts root cause analysis, and provides actionable recommendations for troubleshooting. Furthering the ease of deployment process, CoPilot also has a network digital twin tool that enables organizations to verify network configurations in a virtual testing environment before implementation, ensuring optimal performance and reliability. 

A lot of the things that CoPilot can do and things coming from CoPilot, I think are going to help us with our troubleshooting and managing our network more efficiently. Like all municipal governments, we are limited in staff and to have that over-the-shoulder help for keeping track of things and knowing what’s going on will make our lives a whole lot easier.
Mickey Alderson
Network Security Architect, City of Memphis

Connect the Network

In striving to deliver the best possible user experience, it is crucial that the wireless network can meet bandwidth, latency, and mobility requirements. ExtremeWireless ensures that organizations can seamlessly cater to the evolving needs of their users, whether it's delivering high-speed connectivity, minimizing latency for real-time applications, or enabling seamless mobility across the network. By leveraging advanced technologies like AI and machine learning, Extreme empowers customers, from major sports leagues like the NFL, MLB, NASCAR, F1, and NHL to higher education institutions like North Carolina A&T and San Diego Community College, to proactively optimize their wireless infrastructure, ensuring a superior end-user experience. 

Extreme allows me the capability of being able to diversify and uniquely address each individual customer’s needs at such a minute level that it’s almost like I’m fashioning a network directly for that customer, meaning it’s isolated from everybody else, so it’s their own little experience.
Sean Colburn
IT Operations Manager, Wisconsin Center District

Why Extreme Networks?

Earlier this year, Gartner also recognized us as a Leader in the 2024 Gartner Magic Quadrant™ for Enterprise Wired and Wireless LAN for the sixth consecutive time. We believe that Extreme's recognition as a Leader in the Magic Quadrant and in the 2024 Gartner Critical Capabilities for Enterprise Wired and Wireless LAN Infrastructure Report is a testament to our dedication to simplifying network management with inherently secure solutions and enabling a seamless user experience.

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Cammy Perry
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Cammy is a Content Marketing Specialist at Extreme Networks, leveraging her expertise to craft thought leadership and engaging content.

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