Extreme Networks expands new Ethernet access switches


Extreme Networks expanded its line of enterprise edge
networking solutions with the launch of a new family of value-based Gigabit
Ethernet fixed switching solutions.  


The company’s Ethernet Access Switches (EAS) deliver cost
effective Layer 2 connectivity for the access layer of the Enterprise network
in environments where wired and wireless devices and users must co-exist.


IT managers face the challenge of dealing with the growth
of network traffic, stemming from devices, users and applications, while
containing their costs and minimizing disruption.


They must have at their disposal a mix of both high end
switches and cost optimized solutions that meet all the requirements of Layer 2
and Layer 3 switching, sold and supported from an enterprise-class vendor.


To help meet these needs, Extreme Networks
has introduced the EAS family of Gigabit switches, available in both PoE Plus
and non-PoE 24-port models, aimed at delivering versatility and cost
effectiveness for network access.


These purpose-built Layer 2 switches feature
standards-based PoE Plus, Quality of Service and critical support for devices
that require a wired connection such as VoIP phones, security cameras, and WLAN
access points.  


At the access layer, traffic from the EAS family of
switches and Extreme Networks AltitudeWireless LAN access points is forwarded
to the advanced ExtremeXOSedge, extending the benefits of sophisticated
identity management for wired and wireless and complementing Extreme Networks
end-to-end intelligence and automation portfolio.


“The market for Layer 2 has been the fastest
Ethernet port/revenue growth segment over the last year, proving that today’s
connectivity needs require a broad and diverse range of products,” said
Alan Weckel, director, enterprise switching, Dell’Oro Group.


“By adding new lines of Layer 2 fixed switches to a
vendor’s portfolio, a vendor can address the need for cost-optimized access
complementing its more sophisticated Enterprise edge and core network
portfolios,” Weckel added.


By TelecomLead.com Team
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