Extreme Networks Completes Acquisition of the Networking Business from Avaya, Inc.
"This is an exciting day for Extreme and a strategic milestone for our company that further enables us to deliver the end-to-end networking solutions and services enterprise customers across our target vertical markets need to run their businesses," said
"As I've worked with the leadership teams of both companies throughout this process, it's been clear this is the right move for all of us - one that will accelerate growth for both
As part of this transaction, Extreme acquired customers, personnel and technology assets from Avaya. The acquisition strengthens Extreme's position as a leader across the education, healthcare and government markets with the addition of Avaya's award-winning fabric technology for highly secure, simplified access, management and control. The acquisition also strengthens Extreme's switching portfolio, including a new family of high performance modular switches, software tools and IoT technology.
"Avaya's networking business is a strategic fit for
Extreme continues to anticipate the transaction will be accretive to cash flow and earnings for its fiscal year 2018, which began on
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