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The Forrester Wave

Independent Research Firm finds Extreme Networks to be a Strong Performer


In The Forrester Wave™: Data Center Networking Hardware, Q1 2013, independent research firm Forrester Research placed Extreme Networks in the Strong Performer category, commenting:

After decades of experience in the networking business, Extreme continues to take an open approach with the hardware, software, and development community. With ExtremeXOS (EXOS) modular software, its development community, and its data center switches (Black Diamond X8 and Summit), Extreme Networks Open Fabric architecture enables I&O professionals to deploy a shared and standardized platform. Its open approach and standards-based solution extends beyond traditional networking hardware; Ridgeline (Extreme's network management software) hooks into Citrix XEN, VMware, and Microsoft's Hyper-V. Its strong support for software development kits (SDKs) and application programming interfaces (APIs) has given it an edge in allowing its solution to integrate into third-party tools.


Customers looking to keep their hardware options open and have a multiple hypervisor environment should put Extreme Networks on their shortlist.


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