Extreme Networks

Since 1996, Extreme has been pushing the boundaries of networking technology, driven by a vision of making it simpler and faster as well as more agile and secure. But our higher purpose has always been helping our customers connect beyond the network… strengthening their relationships with those they serve. Today, we call that Customer-Driven Networking.

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Core2Africa Value Proposition for Extreme Networks

Core2Africa has been an Extreme Networks partner since 2010, having developed a high level of knowledge, skill and experience working a variety of customers in Africa and the Indian Ocean Islands. Multiple implementations across a variety of local and global service providers positions Core2Africa as the premier integrator for Extreme Networks in Africa and the Indian Ocean Islands.

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Solutions Matrix

Extreme Networks fits into four pillars of the Core2Africa SNAAP Matrix, namely Networks, Analytics, Automation, and Protection, aligning with the challenges that have arisen within the service provider environment, including:
• Network Performance and Dimensioning
• Visibility & Understanding of Subscriber Behaviour, Network Behaviour and Service Behaviour
• Quality of Service
• Price Compression
• Service Commoditisation
• Reduced Barriers to Entry for New Competitors
• Security
• Revenue Leakage

In line with these challenges Core2Africa has developed a structured approach to best manage them: S-N-A-A-P

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Core2Africa Product Focus

Core2Africa promotes, sells and implements Extreme Networks switches. All implementations are conducted using Core2Africa Professional Services, following a Structured 7-Step End-to-End Approach, and supported by Core2Africa Maintenance & Support Services. 

X460 G2 Series

The Extreme Switching X460 G2 Series is based on Extreme Networks revolutionary ExtremeXOS, a highly resilient OS that provides continuous uptime, manageability, and operational efficiency. Each switch offers the same high-performance, non-blocking hardware technology, in the Extreme Networks tradition of simplifying network deployments through the use of common hardware and software throughout the network.

X460 G2 Quick Reference Guide

The X460 G2 switches are effective campus edge switches that support Energy Efficient Ethernet (EEE ? IEEE 80 2.3az) with IEEE 80 2.3at PoE-plus and can also serve as aggregation switches for traditional enterprise networks. The X460 G2 series is also an option for DSLAM or CMTS aggregation, or for active Ethernet access.

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X465 Series

The Extreme Switching X465 Series is a premium stackable switch family providing high-performance, convergence-ready, resilient and secure Gigabit and multi-Gigabit Ethernet connectivity. Powered by ExtremeXOS, the X465 Series offers sophisticated routing and switching, high-speed stacking, modular uplink options, advanced PoE, and comprehensive security. This makes the X465 Series an ideal choice for high-end wiring closet and network edge deployments.

X465 Quick Reference Guide

The X465 Series includes both 24 and 48-port 1Gigabit models, as well as multi-rate models with 1, 2.5 and 5 Gigabit ports for connecting a range of edge access devices.

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X440 G2 Series

The Extreme Switching X440 G2 Series is a scalable cost-effective family of edge switches powered by Extreme Networks ExtremeXOS, a highly resilient OS providing continuous uptime, manageability and operational efficiency. The X440 G2 series switches provide high-performance routing and switching, flexible stacking, PoE-plus support, and comprehensive security while extending the benefits of ExtremeXOS to the campus edge.

X440 G2 Quick Reference Guide

The X440 G2 Series easy-to-use, yet powerful, management services include role-based policies for controlled access to specific network applications. Select X440-G2 Series switches can also be cloud-managed via ExtremeCloud™, Extreme Networks innovative single-pane subscription-based management solution.

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G670 G2 Series

The Extreme Switching X670 G2 product family provides high density 10 Gigabit Ethernet and 40 Gigabit Ethernet switching in a small 1RU form factor. With its versatile design, the ExtremeSwitching X670 G2 provides high-density Layer 2/3 10Gb networking with low latency cut-through switching, and IPv4 and IPv6 unicast and multicast routing.

X670 G2 Quick Reference Guide

This enables the X670 G2 to be flexibly deployed in enterprise aggregation or core backbone environments. The X670 G2 can additionally serve as the controlling aggregation switch within Extreme’s Extended Edge Switching solution.

The X670 G2 supports 4 different methods of stacking:

  • SummitStack-V
  • SummitStack-V80
  • SummitStack-V160
  • SummitStack-V320

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Extreme Networks Product Updates and News

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Always check the Extreme Networks website for the latest product updates and news

2019.12.02 EXTREME NETWORKS POSITIONED AS A LEADER – This analyst report by Gartner evaluates a variety of enterprise LAN vendors. Gartner positions vendors in their respective quadrant based on their ability to execute and their completeness of vision. Click HERE for the report.

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NOTE: These product updates include ONLY those products sold and supported by Core2Africa.

Gartner Magic Quadrant for the Wired and Wireless LAN Access Infrastructure (2019.09.24)

Evolving enterprise requirements for greater access layer intelligence and automation continue challenging networking vendors. Infrastructure and operations leaders should evaluate wired and wireless LAN infrastructure based on increasingly complex needs for access network services and management. Read more about how Extreme Networks perform against other vendors on the Gartner report . . .

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White Papers

Five Steps to Data Center Network Agility

A rapidly changing global economy means that enterprises need to respond to shifting market dynamics, competitive threats, and customer demands faster than ever before. Most organizations have recognized the need to become more agile and have embraced new digital and IT transformation initiatives and DevOps principles. These initiatives are all focused on one thing—rethinking how they architect and operate to enable faster time to market competitive advantage, and higher quality customer experiences.

The New World of IP Multicasting

To overcome the limitations in current IP multicasting technologies, Extreme Networks developed IP Multicast over Extreme Fabric Connect – to deliver new levels of performance, scalability, and resiliency to IP multicasting.

WWW.EXTREMENETWORKS.COM 2 IP Multicast over Fabric Connect is an enhanced implementation of the IEEE Shortest Path Bridging (SPB) standard (802.1aq) and IETF RFC 6329 standards – and a natural extension of Extreme Fabric Connect, the fabric technology that enterprises can use to deliver a comprehensive array of network services, including Layer 2 and Layer 3 virtualization and optimized routing and multicast.

Data Center Design For Agile Digital Organizations

IT and application architectures have transformed in the past decade as cloud, big data, and mobile computing have disrupted business processes and applications. Cloud computing offers a particularly attractive value proposition: It gives organizations of all sizes the ability to leverage IT resources as needed. And in this new digital era, anytime, anywhere customer services must be assured.

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