Earlier this month, Gartner published its 2021 Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Wired and Wireless LAN Infrastructure. We were delighted to see that Extreme Networks has been named a leader in the quadrant for the fourth consecutive year, and are positioned above the likes of Fortinet, Cisco and Huawei.
The Magic Quadrants are well known within the industry and reflect both the vision and capabilities of the key players in the market. Of the two, Gartner emphasises the ability of vendors to serve the future needs of customers, rather than the current state of play.
The report profiles 13 vendors in total, from niche players like Allied Telesis and Cambium Networks, to the giants of Cisco and Huawei.
“Extreme Networks is a Leader in this Magic Quadrant. Its universal platform approach for wired switching is delivered to market via its 5420 and 5520 switches, and 300/400 Series wireless access points. Unified network management is provided via ExtremeCloud IQ, which is inclusive of AI-/ML-based issue identification and resolution. Extreme Networks’ operations are geographically diversified, and its clients range from MSEs to large enterprises across various sectors. Extreme Networks will continue to invest in its CoPilot AI/ML and automation platform for simplified and centralized configuration, and network management capabilities across its product lines.”
In praise of Extreme Networks, Gartner points to the platform-agnostic nature of ExtremeCloudIQ, which can be deployed on-premises, in a private cloud, or in any of the big 3 public cloud providers – without compromising functionality and data retention.
Extreme Networks offers a flexible licensing model, which enables users to pool or port licences across its platform and technology portfolio. This means customers can move applications within their infrastructure without incurring additional license fees.
The report also highlights the progress being made with the AI/ML platform that provides actionable intelligence to support network optimisation.
Datrix and Extreme
As the highest accredited Black Diamond Partner in the UK, we offer unparalleled expertise in Extreme products and services, from high-performance switching and routing products for data centre and core-to-edge networks, to wired or wireless LAN access and unified network management and control.
We also deliver high density Wi-Fi access, BYOD and mobility, as well as identity access management and total end-to-end network security. We recently achieved Triple Master Specialisation across all Extreme Networks technologies – the first partner to do so in the UK.