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Extreme Networks Launches Ethernet Switching Platforms at Interop 2017 

SAN JOSE, Calif., May 16, 2017 -- Enterprise switched networks continue to be driven by the increasing bandwidth demands of new access devices and technology. The Internet of Things (IOT), as well as new generations of wireless and storage devices, continue to shape the evolution of campus and data center switching. Extreme Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ: EXTR) today announced several leading-edge Ethernet switching platforms designed to enhance the value and to increase the flexible operations of customers' enterprise networks. The new ExtremeSwitching X870 Series offers customers high-density 100 gigabit (GB) fixed form switches, suited for top-of-rack and leaf-spine architectures, while the new ExtremeSwitching X620-16p and X460-G2 Ethernet multi-rate switches integrate the latest IEEE 802.3bz and NBASE-T Alliance multi-rate Ethernet standards to support 1GB, 2.5GB and 5GB data rates.

More than ever, customers are demanding flexibility from their switch solutions. In the network core, they want support for 10, 25, 40, 50 or 100GB data rates, as well as flexible port licensing options that enable a seamless transition from 40GB to 100GB. At the edge, they want 1, 2.5 and 5GB data rates for maximum flexibility and to future-proof their network. The introduction of Extreme's X870 Series, along with the X620-16p and X460-G2, further underscore Extreme's goal to provide its customers with software-driven networking solutions that address the full range of the enterprise edge-to-core infrastructure. Each series works in tandem with ExtremeWireless, ExtremeControl, ExtremeAnalytics and ExtremeManagement so that customers can extend and better manage their networks.

Key Facts:

  • High-Density, High-Performance Data Center Switching – The X870 Series offers high-density 100GB fixed form switches suited for top-of-rack and leaf-spine architectures.
  • Flexible Migration from 10GB to 100GB – The X870 Series port licensing allows customers to pay as they grow, lowering the upfront expense of a 100 GB investment by enabling migration from 10GB to 25, 40, 50 or 100GB as needed and at the customer's desired pace.
  • Multi-Rate Access to Support Next-Gen Devices – Extreme's X620-16p and X460-G2 provide multi-rate 1, 2.5, 5 and 10GB bandwidth rates that flexibly accommodate the new and cascading demands of IOT devices, as well as the new generation of 802.11ac Wave 2 wireless access technology.

Extreme Networks will be demonstrating the X870 Series and the new Ethernet multi-rate switches at Interop 2017 in booth #201. In addition, Extreme is participating in a panel session, "Infrastructure 2025: What Will the Future Look Like," at 11:40 a.m. PT on Thursday, May 18 in Room #121.

Dan Dulac, Vice President, Product Management & Solution Strategy, Extreme Networks
"The latest additions to our product portfolio work in tandem to provide customers with solutions to enhance the value and simplify the operations of their enterprise networks across campuses and overall data center operations. We are offering our channel partners new positioning opportunities, as they will be able to introduce the latest line of switches in the same manner as our current switching. We are also providing that extra incentive to entice new customers to consider Extreme as a partner."

About Extreme Networks 

Extreme Networks, Inc. (EXTR) delivers software-driven networking solutions that help IT departments everywhere deliver the ultimate business outcome: stronger connections with customers, partners and employees. Wired to wireless, desktop to data center, on premise or through the cloud, we go to extreme measures for our customers in more than 80 countries, delivering 100% insourced call-in technical support to organizations large and small, including some of the world's leading names in business, hospitality, retail, transportation and logistics, education, government, healthcare and manufacturing. Founded in 1996, Extreme is headquartered in San Jose, California. For more information, visit Extreme's website or call 1-888-257-3000.


Source: Extreme Networks

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