Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Extreme Networks Extends its Open Fabric Edge

Extreme Networks announced further expansion of its Open Fabric network architecture, which enables Unified Communications (UC), Physical Security (PhySec) systems, Audio-Video Bridging (AVB), and WLAN on a single converged network for enterprises.

The enhancements bring scalability (1-40GbE), reliability, advanced services and customization through an open standards approach to lower Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) for enterprises.

Highlights of the Open Fabric Edge expansion:

  • New Summit X430 series switches that extend the intelligence and resiliency of the ExtremeXOS network operating system to the converged access edge, enabling fine grained Quality of Service (QoS), high availability features and identity aware security in a compact, cost effective switch.
  • New Summit X440 series switches include fiber optic interfaces on all ports to physically extend the network edge. Customers can now connect devices including cameras, phones, remote offices, and other switches at distances up to 70km from aggregation or core switches.
  • Ridgeline 4.0 Network and Service Management Software provides an updated graphical user interface to provide a single pane of glass view for switches, access points and wireless controllers.
  • New Chalet is an intuitive web-based GUI for simplified PhySec operation designed for Axis Communication IP cameras management through an Extreme Networks switch.
  • New Altitude 4022/4522 access points for 802.11n wireless LAN (WLAN). These enable controller-less operations at small to medium sites by serving as a virtual controller and coordinating the operation of up to 24 neighboring access points for mobility and QoS services.
  • ExtremeXOS modular operating system for high availability architecture with EAPS protocol to reduce network downtime for business continuity and access to mission-critical applications such as CRM, data warehouses and VoIP for carrier and voice grade networks.