Monumental Moments: Extreme's Top 10 for 2023



It’s been a rewarding and exciting year for Extreme with new global firsts for innovative implementations, industry standards, visionary partnerships, and widespread recognition! Come with us as we count down our Top 10 Moments of 2023.

10. Extremely Secure Networking

With the launch of UZTNA, Extreme Networks set a new industry standard for simple, secure and effective network access. UZTNA provides a frictionless user experience with consistent security policies for applications and devices.

9. A Vision for the Tomorrow

Extreme launched a partnership with the Living Tomorrow Innovation Campus, an experimental lab just outside of Brussels, Belgium. The partnership saw Extreme provide network connectivity on the campus to build and test cutting-edge, technology-driven products and experiences. The partnership lights the way for the future, creating products that will likely be in use by 2030. 

8. Building a Sustainable Future

Investor’s Business Daily named Extreme one of the Top 100 ESG Companies in 2023. The publication recognized companies that “combine high Dow Jones sustainability scores with superior IBD technical and fundamental stock ratings. They are standouts for ESG investing.”

7. Old Trafford, New Fan Experience

Manchester United’s Stadium, the historic Old Trafford, received an upgrade with in-stadium Wi-Fi 6E. The stadium now has Wi-Fi and Wi-Fi Analytics, which optimize the fan experience and provide valuable insights for operators. The upgrade also improves security and ticketing. Not to mention uniting tradition with modernity as fans get to watch their favorite historic team with modern-day conveniences.

6. The Next Big Thing

Fast Company named ExtremeCloud IQ one of the "The 6 Next Big Things in Enterprise Technology" for 2023 for its innovative approach to network management. The magazine recognized the technology for “adding a virtual twist to network management” and said ExtremeCloud IQ “applies machine-learning technology to the essential task of monitoring an organization’s network for performance, security and overall health.”

5. Best-in-Class Technology

Extreme was recognized twice by Gartner as a leader in the Gartner Magic Quadrant and a Gartner Peer Insights Customers’ Choice. For the fifth consecutive year, Gartner recognized Extreme for its Enterprise Wired and Wireless Local Access Network (LAN) Infrastructure. Gartner also recognized Extreme for the sixth consecutive year for the Peer Insights Customers’ Choice for the same solution. Extreme received a 4.7 out of 5 rating among global customers across industries like healthcare, education government and manufacturing.

4. Powering the World’s Largest Technology Trade Show

Extreme Fabric helped the world’s largest technology trade show at the Dubai World Trade Center to accommodate more than 180,000 attendees and 6,000 exhibitors. There were 3,300 individual networks deployed at GITEX using Extreme Fabric at the trade show, allowing for optimized connectivity and a seamless experience for everyone who attended.

3. First Wi-Fi 6E-Ready Stadium

Oracle Park, home of the San Francisco Giants, was the first professional sports venue to be Wi-Fi 6E-ready, thanks to 900 of Extreme’s Wi-Fi 6E-enabled access points. The partnership with Comcast Business will optimize the fan experience by enabling devices to upload and download data from the Internet faster and with lower latency. This means that fans will have a faster mobile ticket entry and concession experience, and in the future, the partnership will be able to accommodate innovations like AR/VR experiences and biometrics-based park entry.

2. Largest Outdoor Wi-Fi 6 Deployment

The Daytona International Speedway now has the largest outdoor Wi-Fi 6E deployment in the United States after Extreme deployed the network at five NASCAR racetracks. This creates an optimized experience for 125,000 fans. The racetrack encompasses a 2.5-mile racetrack and requires almost 2,100 access points, making it one of the largest U.S. venues with outdoor Wi-Fi. The Wi-Fi 6E connectivity now also provides the bandwidth to ensure fans can stream content anywhere, anytime.  

1. World’s Largest Cloud-Managed Network

Kroger selected Extreme Networks to provide the foundation for the backbone of its “store of the future”, with 110,000 access points managed by ExtremeCloud IQ. The partnership will provide impactful, engaging in-store experiences for customers and streamline operations for Kroger. ExtremeCloud IQ management and Wi-Fi 6E access will allow access points for “scan-as-you-go” inventory location and temperature-sensing applications.

More Connections to Come

These are just a few of the most memorable moments. We're just getting started! Keep connected with Extreme throughout the next year to be first to know of all our latest developments.

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