Modernization was ranked second among the top priorities for IT teams in the 2022 NASCIO survey. As your IT team begins to explore technology options to support modernization efforts, they should consider the benefits of fabric technology.

What is Fabric Technology?

To phrase it simply, fabric technology is a network design that forms a mesh of connections between network components. Fabric technology was designed to help simplify network architecture which enables your IT team to configure new devices faster and manage the network easier.

Watch this video to learn the basic architecture of a fabric-based network and how it can securely connect different departments and municipal buildings.

Watch this video to learn the value of fabric technology when connecting municipality buildings throughout your community.

How Are Communities Around the World Benefiting From Fabric Technology?

The City of Milwaukee

The City of Milwaukee became Extreme Networks’ first Fabric Connect customer in 2011. Since then, they have seen growth throughout their community and changes in demand from their staff and citizens. Because of fabric, they have been able to remain adaptable and expand their network to meet all of these evolving requirements.

“Thanks to the simplicity of Extreme’s Fabric Connect technology, we have not needed to add network IT resources as the city’s network continuously grows in size, scale, and complexity.” – David Henke, CIO for the City of Milwaukee

Learn more about how the City of Milwaukee has benefited from using Extreme Fabric Connect with our case study or customer video.

The City of Memphis

The City of Memphis IT team has to support various buildings throughout their community, from community centers to police and fire departments. With so much to manage across all of these different departments, smart city initiatives to support, and connecting public safety agencies, they needed a simple-to-manage network. They ultimately chose to use Extreme Fabric Connect and universal hardware.

Learn more about how the City of Memphis delivered the best experience for citizens with our customer video.

Related Resources

Hear from customers who are using fabric technology to learn how they were able to create a secure, flexible, and high-performing fabric network: Extreme Fabric – Making Secure, Resilient Networking Easy

Want to learn more about how fabric technology can help you improve your cybersecurity posture? Read “Ruining Your Favorite Heist Movie with Fabric Technology” to learn how segmenting your network can help you stop hackers!

Visit the Extreme Fabric Connect solution page for more information.

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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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