Extreme Networks [NASDAQ:EXTR]: Seamlessly Connecting Business Networks

Ed Meyercord, Chairman, President & CEO
Today, there is a growing need among organizations—large and small—to leverage their networks in a way they build stronger connections with their customers, partners, and employees, providing the ultimate business outcome of higher sales, lower operating costs, and increased share of both mind and wallet. The IT departments everywhere find themselves squeezed between implementing major IT initiatives and driving true bottom-line results; both these demands can be met with a seamless corporate network. Extreme Networks [NASDAQ:EXTR] has been delivering software-driven networking solutions assisting IT departments to deliver their ultimate business outcomes. Wired to wireless, desktop to data center, the company delivers 100 percent in-sourced call-in technical support to industries like business, education, government, healthcare, manufacturing, and hospitality. “Building networks to offer exclusive experiences to our customers is our sole priority,” states Ed Meyercord, President and CEO, Extreme Networks.

Inspired by the belief that a successful and well-connected network can enhance business profitability, Extreme Networks has layered on a set of software tools and operating systems to control policy from a single node to every device enterprise-wide. An analytics platform correlates usage with network performance and the company’s intelligent control plane adapts in real-time. Extreme Networks has an array of products and solutions to streamline an organizations networking infrastructure. The ExtremeWireless product suite includes access points, centralized management and appliances that enable the highest density coverage in the most challenging environments and deliver an exceptional experience for users, wherever they roam.

The company offers ExtremeSwitching platforms for high-performance and comprehensive coverage from edge to core. On the other hand, ExtremeControl delivers a set of management software tools that allows firms to control policy from any network node to any individual device, all from a single pane of glass.


Building networks to offer exclusive experiences to our customers is our sole priority


With this intelligent, software-defined control plane in place, organizations are able to automate, orchestrate, and virtualize the network in real-time to meet the needs of users and applications.

In an instance, Colorado Springs’ first professional soccer franchise—the Colorado Switchbacks FC wanted to deliver a great experience for 4,500 fans visiting their 400,000 square foot open air stadium in their opening season. They wanted to provide Wi-Fi access for guest use, and team use, at their home field, Switchbacks Stadium. They partnered with Extreme Networks who designed and implemented a strong and reliable Wi-Fi solution offering equitable experience for every fan, regardless of where they may ultimately sit in the stadium. Today, the Switchbacks enables live video streaming of the games in real-time allowing them to simultaneously engage with those fans who are unable to be at the stadium. The administrative staff can better access wireless for administrative functions.

Focusing on cloud-managed wired and wireless networks, the company also offers ExtremeCloud which is designed and optimized to take advantage of the elasticity, resiliency, and scalability provided via state-of-the-art data centers distributed strategically for worldwide availability. ExtremeCloud supports both corporate and guest networks with role-based management for users, devices, and applications enabling individualized experience.

It’s been over two decades, since Extreme Networks started a revolution by re-defining networks with software and helping their customers build better connections. Going forward, Extreme Networks has plans of enhancing its current portfolio of networking solutions to match the future requirement of consumers and maintaining their legacy. “We will continue to market innovative technology solutions through our vertical enterprise go-to-market strategy,” concludes Meyercord.

Company
Extreme Networks

Headquarters
San Jose, CA

Management
Ed Meyercord, Chairman, President & CEO

Description
A software and service led solutions company with advanced networking technology solutions and platforms