New bandwidth-intensive applications, such as IoT, Artificial Reality, and Virtual Reality (AR/VR) driving the need for ultralow latency and pushing localized data and compute resources to the network edge. Centralized data center resources are moving closer to the edge of the network.
Fixed and 5G cloud native mobile networks are built with redundancy in terms of multiple devices, connections or paths to ensure uninterrupted service if there is a component failure or break in any network link. On top of that, there is resiliency which enables the network to take full advantage of the designed redundancy. Failover and recovery happen in sub-second time to guarantee continued service. Now, add on top of that the need for reliability in knowing the network is provisioned as intended.
For both data center scenarios – centralized or distributed - Extreme Networks delivers a unique built-in automation solution that address the need for provisioning and continuously validates the IP Fabric network. Built-into the switch infrastructure with Extreme Fabric Automation hosted on Integration Application Hosting (IAH), automation becomes the most important factor to increased reliability by reducing or eliminating the human errors and the delay for moves, adds and changes across the network.