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Eliminate human error, enable new services faster and reduce operational costs by bringing visibility, automation and enhanced troubleshooting to your network. With more and more pressure to do more with less, Extreme Networks Fabric Orchestrator represents a pragmatic solution to automating and effectively managing the underlying network. It can accelerate time to service, reduce human induced errors and significantly drive down operating costs. With a full range of management capabilities, Fabric Orchestrator provides the single-point solution with ease of use and extensibility required in today’s IT environments. Extreme Networks Fabric Orchestrator is an appliance-based solution from which all Extreme ERS and VSP network switches can be monitored and managed. It delivers the robust fault, performance management, configuration and security features that are required to reduce the administration, complexity and related costs of managing the network.

Single Pane of glass management — Extreme Networks Fabric Orchestrator fully integrated suite of tools work together to provide a comprehensive, yet unified view of the network, while streamlining workflows and reducing operational costs. Discovery and visualization — Extreme Networks Fabric Orchestrator provides rich discovery and visualization capabilities of network devices. The application discovers all devices attached to the network, including servers, storage servers, switches, routers, IP phones, VM hosts, and more. Fault and diagnostics — using information collected from the network Extreme Networks Fabric Orchestrator determines what the most likely cause of the network outage is by correlating all network events and determining the primary and secondary devices affected. Configuration and orchestration — Extreme Networks Fabric Orchestrator facilitates even the most complex of network configurations through simplified, intuitive wizards and easy-to-use templates.

Extreme Networks Fabric Orchestrator — Comprehensive Management And Operations

Extreme Networks Fabric Orchestrator is a fully integrated suite of tools which work together to provide a comprehensive, unified view of the network — through a single pane of glass — while streamlining workflows and reducing operational costs. The ability to share information across applications reduces data entry and saves operations staff valuable time. Extreme Networks Fabric Orchestrator provides rich discovery and visualization capabilities of network devices. The application discovers all devices attached to the network — even when equipment from multiple different vendors is deployed. This includes servers, storage servers, switches, routers, IP phones, PCs, VM hosts, OS’s in certain instances and more. Once devices are identified, Extreme Networks Fabric Orchestrator translates even the most complex network topologies into simple, hierarchy-based maps, giving clear, end-to-end views to identify the relationships that exist among devices. It enables network operators to easily perform impact analysis.

Fault And Diagnostics

Once issues have been identified through network visualization, Extreme Networks Fabric Orchestrator can monitor the network for faults. Using information collected from the devices, Extreme Networks Fabric Orchestrator determines the most likely cause of the network outage by correlating all network events and determining the primary and secondary devices affected. Extreme Networks Fabric Orchestrator also provides a rich set of event handling features so that if something does happen, the right personnel are immediately notified. Diagnostic management allows the network operator to run and collect diagnostic data from network devices. Extreme Networks Fabric Orchestrator provides Layer-2 and Layer-3 diagnostics in an end-to-end connectivity rather than a hierarchical view. Through this capability, data can be exported and printed in graphical format. Extreme Networks Fabric Orchestrator also comes with a number of built-in reports to help network operators identify trends.
Extreme Networks Fabric Orchestrator

The Extreme Networks’ Software-Defined Networking (SDN) solution accelerates application innovation and reduces risks for the entire network, including wireless, campus and data center. Extreme Networks does this through a modular, open and standards-based development environment that integrates with existing infrastructure and avoids architecture lock-in. If you are a commercial application developer looking to integrate with a leading SDN platform, deploying SDN in your network in the next 12-18 months or a value-added reseller offering SDN solutions today, you may be eligible to receive a free early release Extreme SDN OneController Platform.

The Extreme Networks evolutionary SDN solution provides simple end-to-end network automation that makes your network deployment, management and ongoing operation cost effective, fast provisioning of your network to support any application, while maintaining flexibility for deploying your choice of best-of-breed applications, solutions and vendors, and smart orchestration, including backwards compatibility, to protect your existing network infrastructure investments. Extreme Networks allies with the world’s leading technology provider to bring innovative solutions to the market that solve real-world problems for forward-thinking IT organizations.

Single-pane-of-glass control from BYOD to the data center. Extreme Networks ExtremeControl provides all the management tools you need to control policy from any network node to any individual device, all from a single pane of glass. Centralized management brings simplicity to complex management configurations and reporting while distributed control automatically adapts to policy and privileges based on location, time, user, or device. A single management system for the entire network providing consistent management across all devices.

Integrated wired/wireless management provides consistent management of both the wired and wireless network from a single interface. Dashboard and reports provides a graphical user interface for network data collection and reporting of network analytics. Open Application Programmatic Interface (API) provides an open and secure two-way interface into Management Center for third-party application integration and control of software-defined networking (SDN) implementations. Network Inventory Management provides advanced network configuration and change management for the wired and wireless infrastructure.

Extreme Access Control is a complete standards-based, multi-vendor interoperable pre-connect and post-connect Access Control solution for wired and wireless LAN and VPN users. Using the Extreme Access Control Gateway appliances and/or Virtual Appliance with Control Center management configuration and reporting software, IT administrators can deploy a leading-edge Network Access Control solution to ensure only the right users have access to the right information from the right place at the right time including time of day, location, authentication types, device and OS type, and end system and user groups.

Network Access Control (NAC) is a complete standards-based, multi-vendor interoperable pre-connect and post-connect Network Access Control solution for wired and wireless LAN and VPN users. Using Extreme Networks NAC Gateway appliances and/or NAC Gateway Virtual Appliance with Extreme Networks NetSight NAC management configuration and reporting software, IT administrators can deploy a leading-edge NAC solution to ensure only the right users have access to the right information from the right place at the right time.

SDN networks are complex, but Extreme Networks makes them simpler and easier to manage. Extreme Networks does this by leveraging one unified operating and management system (EXOS) across all platforms as well as the SDN controller. This makes deployment across multiple platforms much simpler. Extreme Networks is also fully integrating Extreme Networks’ solutions with OpenDaylight by developing plug-ins for our management tools such as NetSight and hardening the overall OpenDaylight offering for increased reliability.

As well Extreme Networks is adding additional applications (NAC, Purview, wireless, session management, etc.) that extend the benefits of SDN beyond the basic functions offered by most providers. This allows Extreme Networks to bring unified network management as well as network access control, network optimization and advanced application analytics to the same Software-Defined Networking solution. This is all managed through a simple, single-pane-of-glass GUI front-end for the whole network including the wireless edge, campus and data center.

Networks are built using switches, routers, and other devices in a distributed fashion to scale and provide reliability. In this distributed environment, it has become more complex to provide new end-to-end services and applications in a seamless and cost effective manner. As the business demands more agile and flexible IT services this has become a focal point for innovation and also for differentiation by vendors that have solved that challenge. To address the simultaneous needs for security, virtualization, manageability, mobility and agility in today ́s networks — the concept of SDNs software-defined networks — are gaining attention as a viable solution.

The provisioning of new services and the reliable application delivery in a dynamic IT infrastructure can be achieved with such an architecture. The value of SDN in the enterprise lies specifically in the ability to provide network virtualization and automation of configuration across the entire network / fabric so new services and endsystems can be deployed rapidly and operational cost can be minimized. As enterprises embrace the new world of consumer tablets, smartphones and laptops, a “Bring Your Own Device” policy (BYOD) enables employees and guests to be more mobile and productive while the enterprise is secure and compliant.