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Oct 22, 2018

Extreme Networks Recognized as a 2018 Gartner Peer Insights Customers' Choice for Data Center Networking

End-Users Cite 'Game Changing' Data Center Technology, Responsive Service in Reviews

SAN JOSE, Calif., Oct. 22, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Extreme Networks, Inc. (Nasdaq: EXTR) announced today that it has been named a 2018 Gartner Peer Insights Customers' Choice for Data Center Networking. Gartner defines Data Center Networking vendors as those providing hardware and/or software solutions that deliver connectivity primarily within enterprise data centers. The Gartner Peer Insights Customers' Choice distinction is based on feedback and ratings from end-user professionals who have experience purchasing, implementing and/or using the product or service.

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Extreme Networks Agile Data Center™ solutions are optimized to enable enterprise and cloud organizations to achieve greater operational agility and efficiency for increased competitive advantage. Users praised our turnkey offerings, our customer service, our cost-effectiveness and commitment to delivering positive business outcomes in the latest Peer Insights ranking.

Here is a sampling of what Extreme Networks customers are saying:

"Extreme has been an amazing partner for us. They have provided a turn-key solution and followed through the entire process. From network design, to sales, to implementation, they were with us every step." – Chief Technology Officer, Education

"Extreme Networks SPB protocol a "Game Changer" in the way we design and implement networks." – Principal Network Architect, Healthcare

"[Extreme does an] excellent job of managing numerous and varied devices and allowing us to see them across the dashboard—it was like a hi-def picture of our multi-vendor device network!" – Senior Product Manager, Transportation

"The Professional Services Engineer did the cut over to the new redundant fabric core gear in three sites, over a single weekend, and succeeded without having to roll-back any changes on Monday." – Distributed Computer Systems Consultant, Government

"The overall experience has been phenomenal. The sales team and support teams have been fully invested in making the implementation succeed and providing world-class service. The product has exceeded our expectations at every level. Overall a breath of fresh air after dealing with other network hardware vendors." – Network Administrator, Energy and Utilities

Extreme completed its acquisition of Brocade Communications Systems, Inc.'s data center networking business in November 2017. The company has since been named a Challenger for the first time in the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Data Center Networking, published July 11, 2018.

Extreme's forthcoming SLX router, part of its Agile Data Center solution portfolio, won the Best of Show Silver Award at Interop Tokyo in June.

Executive Perspectives 
Ed Meyercord, President and CEO, Extreme Networks, Inc.
"At Extreme Networks, customer service is in our DNA. We are committed to helping customers build networks that accelerate their digital transformation and drive disruption on their terms – we call this customer-driven networking. This ranking comes directly from users of our Agile Data Center solutions, and we believe this confirms that our technology, and our approach, is creating business value and making a difference for our end-users. Thank you to our customers for this recognition."

Additional Resources

About Peer Insights:
Peer Insights is an online platform of ratings and reviews of IT software and services that are written and read by IT professionals and technology decision-makers. The goal is to help IT leaders make more insightful purchase decisions and help technology providers improve their products by receiving objective, unbiased feedback from their customers. Gartner Peer Insights includes more than 70,000 verified reviews in more than 200 markets. For more information, please visit

Gartner Peer Insights Customers' Choice constitute the subjective opinions of individual end-user reviews, ratings, and data applied against a documented methodology; they neither represent the views of, nor constitute an endorsement by, Gartner or its affiliates.

About the Magic Quadrant
Gartner does not endorse any vendor, product or service depicted in its research publications, and does not advise technology users to select only those vendors with the highest ratings or other designation. Gartner research publications consist of the opinions of Gartner's research organization and should not be construed as statements of fact. Gartner disclaims all warranties, expressed or implied, with respect to this research, including any warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose.

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.

Extreme Networks, Agile Data Center, ExtremeSwitching, ExtremeRouting, ExtremeApplications, Customer-Driven Networking and the Extreme Networks logo are trademarks or registered trademarks of Extreme Networks, Inc. in the United States and other countries. Other trademarks shown herein are the property of their respective owners.


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