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Enterprise data center operators face a number of challenges as they try to build and maintain their business’s most important strategic asset. Orchestrating applications, traffic and virtual machines is becoming much more difficult. Managing an increasingly complicated network takes up time that could be better spent serving users and integrating new applications. And scaling to meet growing needs is expensive. Extreme Networks Data Center Networking addresses these challenges with a software-defined data center architecture. Comprised of advanced hardware, software and partner ecosystem solutions. Management Center is a single-pane-of-glass network management delivering visibility and automated policy management. Extreme Networks Data Center Networking ExtremeAnalytics Application-level visibility across the physical and virtual network for analytics, business intelligence and rapid problem resolution. Leveraging OneController (an OpenDaylight-based SDN platform) to harness the innovation velocity fueled by an open source SDN landscape

Extreme Networks Data Center Networking Switching Portfolio includes, ExtremeSwitching Stackables. A high-performance stackable solutions for EoR, ToR or leaf/spine data centers with industry-leading density and a range of interfaces from 1GbE and 10GbE to 40GbE. S-Series is a versatile, flow-based family of terabit-class modular switches offering high density 1GbE, 10GbE as well as 40GbE. 8000 Series is a high density campus edge/core family of switches offering high density 1GbE as well as 10GbE and 40GbE. X8 Series is an exceptionally high-density, purpose-built data center core switch with low latency and a range of interfaces. Including 1GbE, 10GbE, 40GbE and 100GbE. The Extreme Networks SDN solution accelerates application innovation and reduces risks for the entire data center, avoiding costly lock-in caused by proprietary, vendor-led solutions. By leveraging OneController, an OpenDaylight based SDN platform, Extreme Networks customers can harness the innovation velocity fueled by an open source SDN landscape.

Extreme Networks Data Center Application Analytics And Insight

To establish a scalable and resilient data center network, visibility and control of workloads, applications, and users is critical. Extreme Networks Data Center Networking Application Analytics solution leverage the power of CoreFlow2. To deliver precise and granular control down to the individual flow level. This unprecedented degree of application visibility lets data center operators distinguish between application and network latency. And proactively address performance challenges before they impact the organization. Extreme Networks Data Center Networking Application Analytics is a Network-Powered Application Analytics and Optimization solution. That captures network data and aggregates, analyzes, correlates, and reports on it to enable better decision-making and improved business performance. It is the industry’s very first and only — patent pending — solution to transform the network into a strategic business asset. By enabling the mining of network-based business events and strategic information that help business leaders make faster and more effective decisions.
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ExtremeAnalytics

Intelligent application visibility — Purview application identification uses deep packet inspection (DPI) to provide a rich analytical framework and granular controls for private (SAP, SOA traffic, Exchange, SQL etc.) and public Cloud (Salesforce, Google, Email, YouTube, P2P, Facebook, Twitter, file sharing, etc.) applications essential to your business. This enables IT and other Lines of Business to determine which applications or websites are being accessed, the consumed bandwidth and other statistics on business critical applications versus non business critical applications. Proactive security and compliance — provides IT with the ability to monitor and restrict application usage and website access based on specific parameters.

For example, a known web browser version that poses security risks could be restricted. Purview is the very FIRST and ONLY — patent pending — solution that bridges Network/Security Management with comprehensive Business Analytics. With better network planning — understand the impact of deployed applications on the network. This provides the data necessary to plan network expansions before user complain.

ExtremeCloud

Multi site management — ExtremeCloud provides centralized management of multiple virtual or physical sites, consolidating management information from across the entire network for a global and consistent experience. New services or policies are defined in just a few clicks and quickly deployed across one or more locations, or simply in a specific sub section of your network, making it simple for you to test and deploy globally new application driven services. Security is built into the entire fabric of ExtremeCloud and the devices that it manages.

During the manufacturing process of cloud-enabled network devices, a unique certificate is installed along with the cloud discovery services to prevent man in the middle attacks and preserve the authenticity and confidentiality of communications between your wired or wireless network device and ExtremeCloud. Web-based centralized management — ExtremeCloud provides network administrators with a centralized web-based interface designed to easily manage both infrastructure and services. This graphical interface allows network administrators to configure, enable, or disable each device or group of devices.

ExtremeControl

Open, standards-based ExtremeControl Connect SDN controller providing simple, fast, and smart automation and orchestration. The ExtremeControl Connect SDN solution accelerates application innovation and reduces risks for the entire network, including wireless, campus and data center. We do this through a modular, open and standards-based development environment that integrates with existing infrastructure and avoids architecture lock-in. One open and standards-based architecture that won’t require vendor lock-in or additional investment to realize the full potential of SDN.

A simple development platform for innovation that makes it easy for any organization to deploy SDN solutions regardless of size or skill level. Investment protection as our SDN solutions not only integrate with other Extreme Networks solutions but also support multi-vendor environments. Value-added network services like Purview, NAC, NetSight, OneFabric Connect, etc. that provide functionality beyond SDN. A comprehensive solution for the whole network including wireless, campus, core and data center. Unique core-flow technology that provides the industry’s most scalable flow-aware data plane.

Features

Extreme Networks comprehensive approach preserves the integrity of the open API provided by ODL while extending data center orchestration, automation and provisioning to the entire network under a single pane of glass. Extreme Networks’ simple, fast and smart SDN platform tightly integrates with existing and multi-vendor hardware and software network environments, preserving customer investments and avoiding vendor lock in. Backward compatibility is maintained with multi-vendor network infrastructure that conforms to the OpenFlow standard and other open APIs.

Extreme Networks OpenDaylight based API, Software Development Kit (SDK) and developer community will enable customers to evolve the network to keep pace with emerging security, wireless, and converged SDN infrastructure. The result is a simpler development platform that avoids the feature and capability limitations of other open SDN models — many of which are really only truly applicable to new or ‘greenfield’ networking implementations.

OneFabric

It is a professional service delivered through a combination of middleware and integration services that interact with the Extreme Networks OneFabric Connect addresses the simultaneous needs for security, virtualization, manageability, mobility and agility in today ́s networks Center (leveraging the Netsight Management Suite) from Extreme Networks. It provides APIs to integrate OneFabric Connect addresses the simultaneous needs for security, virtualization, manageability, mobility and agility in today ́s networks Center (Netsight, Mobile IAM and NAC) with other IT solutions, management systems and databases (CMDB’s, etc.), MDM solutions, NG Firewalls, Web Filtering solutions etc.

It enhances the value of OneFabric Control Center with deeper visibility into device data — augmented with asset info, contact info, device details, phone number etc. It provides automation and control — device identification and location tracking, reporting back to other IT systems and automatically assign policies managed by IT systems inside or outside the network management domain.