Extreme Networks offers Cloud network solutions to Elisa

Extreme Networks announced that cloud provider and
telecom company Elisa Corporation of Finland has selected its data center
solutions, based on its Summit and BlackDiamond switches, as it scales out its
managed cloud services.

Ericsson, Falabella stores, Korea Telecom, LINX of
London, Lockheed, NASA, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
(NOAA), Reliance Globalcom, Samsung, VMware and Wynn Resorts are runing their
data centers on Extreme Networks.  

Finland’s hosting company, Elisa, which also created its
largest 3G network, deploys Extreme Networks Managed Hosting network solutions
to deliver customizable services to businesses, such as hosted business
applications and converged storage.

A key requirement for Managed Hosting companies is the
capability to deliver scalable services achieved through virtualization. VMs
are mobile in nature, moving dynamically from server to server.

To support VM mobility, the network must track VM
movement efficiently, while migrating network profiles and other key attributes
automatically to the target server. Extreme Networks XNV enforces
attributes in real time, works to reduce common configuration errors and gives
control back to the network team. Extreme Networks XNV also supports
heterogeneous environments, with functionality available across multiple

“Extreme Networks data center solution addresses the
challenges that the network needs to tackle in automating the network and
supporting large scale virtualization of servers,” said Ari-Martti
Pohtola, director of technology for Elisa’s IT business unit.

“Extreme Networks approach brings the increased
level of control and automation that is beneficial as the Elisa Corporation’s
network evolves to deliver a customizable set of services and applications over
the cloud,” Pohtola added.

To enable diverse cloud services, Extreme Networks
Managed hosting and virtualized cloud network solutions are purpose-built for
enabling virtualization, convergence and consolidation. Extreme Networks
switches provide scalability, high density of 10 and 40 GbE ports,
virtualization lifecycle management, automation, and integration into existing
management and provisioning platforms.

The challenge of scale and efficiency is being met by
Elisa Corporation as they have built a flexible and high-performance cloud
infrastructure that grows with customer demand,” said Shehzad Merchant,
vice president of Strategic Technology for Extreme Networks.  

By Telecomlead.com Team
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