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Aug 21, 2018

Extreme Networks Named a Challenger for the First Time in 2018 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Data Center Networking

SAN JOSE, Calif., Aug. 21, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Extreme Networks, Inc. (Nasdaq: EXTR) announced today that it is now positioned as a Challenger by Gartner, Inc. in the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Data Center Networking, July 11, 2018. Prior to 2018. Extreme Networks appeared as a Niche Player in the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Data Center Networking for several years.

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Since the last report published in 2017, Extreme completed its acquisition of Brocade Communications Systems, Inc.'s data center networking business, its third in a series of acquisitions since October 2016. Extreme was also named a Leader for the first time in the July 2018 Gartner Magic Quadrant for the Wired and Wireless LAN Access Infrastructure.

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Ed Meyercord, President and CEO, Extreme Networks, Inc.
"Extreme Networks' Agile Data Center solutions deliver the automation, visibility, and flexibility needed to make digital transformation a reality for today's enterprise. We are excited to be recognized as a Challenger in the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Data Center Networking. We believe this distinction is evidence of the competitiveness of our Agile Data Center solutions portfolio, and our vision and commitment to the market."

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About Extreme Networks 

Extreme Networks, Inc. (EXTR) delivers software-driven solutions from the enterprise edge to the cloud that are agile, adaptive, and secure to enable digital transformation. Our 100% in-sourced services and support are number one in the industry. Even with 30,000 customers globally, including half of the Fortune 50 and some of the world's leading names in business, hospitality, retail, transportation and logistics, education, government, healthcare and manufacturing, we remain nimble and responsive to ensure customer and partner success. We call this Customer-Driven Networking™. Founded in 1996, Extreme is headquartered in San Jose, California. For more information, visit Extreme's website or call 1-888-257-3000.

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