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Extreme Ethernet Switches Address IoT, Scale

May 18, 2017

Extreme Networks Inc. unveiled its new Ethernet switching solutions to allow for ease of scale, to address the Internet of Things, and to support 802.11ac Wi-Fi networking at Interop this week.

New is the ExtremeSwitching X870 Series, a family of 100 gigabit fixed form switches are suitable for leaf-spine and top-of-rack architectures.

They feature port licensing for pay-as-you-grow capability. And they scale from 10 to 25 to 40 to 50 to 100GB.

Also new from Extreme Networks as of this week are the ExtremeSwitching X620-16p and X460-G2 Ethernet multi-rate switches. These products support 1, 2.5, 5, 10GB bandwidth rates.

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They integrate with IEEE 802.3bz and NBASE-T Alliance multi-rate Ethernet standards. They support 802.11ac Wave 2 wireless access technology. And they are ideal for Internet of Things applications.

"The forces associated with digital transformation are not only impacting the data center network, but they're also challenging organizations to maintain greater data speeds across their enterprise networks,” commented Brad Casemore, research director at IDC. “As organizations continue to invest in Internet of Things, big data, and the cloud as a whole, it's inevitable that vendors will need to provide solutions that can not only simplify data operations, but also accelerate them so that data center performance can keep pace. The introduction of the X870 and multi-rate switch lines further demonstrate Extreme Networks' commitment to meeting its customers' evolving needs in data center and enterprise networking."

This is just the latest move by Extreme Networks to expand its efforts on this front. In other recent news, Extreme Networks in March announced plans to buy Brocade’s data center networking business from Broadcom for $55 million. Brocade's data center networking business is expected to strengthen Extreme’s position in the high-end data center market and reinforce its position in delivering software-driven networking solutions focused on enterprise customers.

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