Extreme Networks is bringing new hardware and software to its Agile Data Centre solution, with the latest additions promising to offer a ‘path to the new, agile data centre’.
The new launches include secure,
plug-and-play technology which combines acquired data centre networking and
automation tools with Extreme Networks’ management, analytics and security
capabilities. This new hardware and software claims to reduce the risk and
mitigate the complexity involved in deploying and managing multi-vendor
environments and transitioning legacy architectures.
“For Extreme, interoperability means more than just a myriad of APIs. It means delivering real, multi-vendor capabilities that meet the needs of the modern enterprise – the types our competitors don’t like to talk about. With our new Agile Data Centre Solution,we are walking the talk,” noted Nabil Bukhari, senior vice president of products, Extreme Networks.
The claimed benefits of Extreme
Networks’ solutions include:
- Cross-domain IT automation: Extreme Workflow Composer, powered by Extreme’s
StackStorm platform, enables customised cross-domain, multi-vendor IT
automation, enabling full integration of compute, storage, security and network
- Automation at your pace: Extreme Embedded Fabric Automation enables
plug-and-play data center fabric creation within seconds for a fabric of any
size – with no need for additional software or servers. Customers can automate
at their own pace with customisable workflows using popular tools such as
Ansible, as well as the ability to move to full IT automation with Extreme
- Single pane of glass management: The Extreme Management Center platform delivers
end-to-end, multi-vendor management and monitoring capabilities across the
entire network – from the wired/ wireless edge and campus to the data
center—reducing administration time and speeding issue resolution.
- Insights where and when you need them: The ExtremeAnalytics dashboard provides
end-to-end application visibility and telemetry across the campus, data center,
between VMs on hosts and to the cloud, enabling administrators to support the
business with real-time information to make informed decisions. A virtual
sensor captures traffic information on and between VMware virtual instances,
without slowing down the network. The guest VM capability of Extreme’s SLX
family of switches and routers gives network administrators distributed
analyser capabilities for on-box analysis.
- Network adaptability and agility: Extreme’s open and vendor agnostic architecture
eliminates lock-in and forms the basis for a network that easily and quickly
adapts to ever-changing business needs fueled by digital transformation.
Seamless VMware vCenter integration accelerates application deployment through
zero-touch VM discovery, VM mobility and VM server migration.
- Hardware for any use case: Extreme’s SLX switching and routing platforms
provide the foundation for the modern data center. New SLX 9030 leaf switches,
designed for enhanced Top of Rack switching, and the SLX 9640 router for
scalable, high performance border routing and data center interconnect (DCI),
strengthen an already robust and comprehensive portfolio.