Acquisition Update

Extreme + Avaya IP Networking Strategy

Listen to the presentation where Extreme & Avaya discuss Extreme’s IP networking strategy including the acquired Avaya networking assets. This session reviewed our commitment to existing product families as well as our goals and direction for the future.

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What are People Saying?

  • “Whatever challenges lie ahead, you can’t fault Extreme for being timid; the company is making a bold move to grab revenue, capture market share, and catapult itself into the upper ranks of the networking industry.”

     

    – Drew Conry-Murray, Packet Pushers, Network Break

  • “Combining Avaya’s networking business with Extreme Networks creates a company with best-in-class products that span the entire enterprise network.”

     

    – Zeus Kerravala, ZK Research

  • “The move, combined with several other recent acquisitions by Extreme Networks, will help make the company a more formidable competitor to networking giant Cisco Systems.”

     

    – Joe Kovar, CRN

  • “Extreme is highly complementary to our data center switching, routing, and analytics business on many levels, and represents a positive outcome for our customers, partners, and employees.”

     

    – Lloyd Carney, CEO, Brocade, ReadITQuik

  • “IDC notes that Extreme continues to play the role of market consolidator, acquiring companies and technologies that are largely complementary in a bid to position itself as a pure-play networking vendor that can address enterprise requirements extending from the data center through the campus.”

     

    – Christopher Barnard, Brad Casemore, Rohit Mehra, and Nolan Greene, IDC Link

  • “Extreme will get a fresh, high-end modular product line and should see opportunities for increased account control as the vertical market focus of Avaya appears to have been comparable to that of Extreme.”

     

    – Matt Robison, Wunderlich

  • “In the highly tumultuous networking market, Extreme Networks CEO, Ed Meyercord, continues to make moves that are ‘better than most,’ putting his company in a position to be a long-term share gainer in a market that badly needs more strong vendors.”

     

    – Network World

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