Extreme Networks announces expansion of cloud footprint



hyperscale CAPEX ExtremeCloud IQ helps organisations automate end-to-end, edge-to-DC network operations

The company says ExtremeCloud IQ is the first networking-focused cloud management architecture to be both cloud-hosting agnostic and cloud operating system agnostic.

Extreme Networks, Inc. (Nasdaq: EXTR) has announced the expansion of its 4th generation cloud footprint and the extension of its ExtremeCloud IQ unified management platform.

It is a machine learning and AI-driven cloud management platform that simplifies onboarding, configuration, monitoring, managing, troubleshooting, alerting, and reporting for network infrastructure devices.

ExtremeCloud IQ adoption has grown by 40% in the trailing 12 months, and manages over one million devices, with an average of 25,000+ administrator logins per day and ingests over 4 billion management messages daily that feed its machine learning and artificial intelligence engine.

ExtremeCloud IQ has a global footprint of 15 regional data centres hosted by Amazon, Google, and soon Microsoft, enabling the infrastructure devices under management, and the clients connected to them, to process more than four petabytes of data per day.

“Customer and partner response to our ExtremeCloud IQ solution has been extremely positive out of the gate – with more end users signing up daily,” said Abby Strong, Vice President of Product Marketing, Extreme Networks.

“We are very pleased with the progress we have made in making the platform accessible across our edge portfolio in such a short timeframe and look forward to integrating our campus solution next.


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“We are also excited to offer our cloud-driven Portable Branch Kit and Rapid Outdoor Connectivity Kit to aid organisations in their business continuity efforts.

“It is our goal to make cloud-driven networking a reality for IT everywhere, and we are well on our way to doing so.”

Extreme is set to complete migrating its microservices-based 3rd generation cloud architecture to a 4th generation, fully containerised, microservices-based architecture by the end of April.

“Our school is focused on distance learning at the moment, but I am using this time to catch up on firmware upgrades that I initially planned on doing this summer,” said Bradley Chambers, Director of IT, Brainerd Baptist School.

“The extended break is giving me plenty of time to test the changes without fear of impacting classroom instruction time.

“With ExtremeCloud IQ, I can do all of these upgrades from the comfort of my own home. Our school is also in the beginning stages of a summer construction project on a new library, STEM and learning lab scheduled to open in August.

“Our facilities crew is using the Procore mobile application to work with our general contractor on plans, scheduling, and more. Even without students onsite, our network remains mission-critical.”

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