Extreme is rethinking the data plane, the control plane, and the management plane. Extreme is a better mouse trap which delivers new features, advanced function, and wire-speed performance. Our switches deliver deterministic performance independent of load or what features are enabled. All Extreme Switches are based on XOS, the industries first and only truly modular operating system. Having a modular OS provides higher availability of critical network resources. By isolating each critical process in its own protected memory space, a single failed process can not take down the entire switch. Application modules can be loaded and unloaded without the need for rebooting the switch. This is the level of functionality that users expect on other technology. Reaching the twenty million port milestone is a significant achievement demonstrating how our highly effective network solutions, with rich features, innovative software and integrated support for secure convergence. VoIP/Unified Communica Fons/Infrastructure/SIP Trunking (SBC) – Because of strong ROI, investment in this segment remains on a very strong growth trajectory.
Enterprises depend on modular switching solutions for all aspects of the enterprise network: in the enterprise core and data center, the distribution layer that lies between the core and wiring closet, and in the wiring closet itself. Modular solutions provide port diversity and density that fixed solutions simply cannot match. There are also high-capacity modular solutions that only the largest of enterprises and institutions use for high-density and high-speed deployments. Modular solutions are generally much more expensive than their fixed cousins, especially in situations where density or flexibility are not required. Fixed-configuration stackable switches are typically cost- optimized, but they offer no real port diversity on an individual switch. Port diversity means the availability of different port types, such as fiber versus copper ports. Stackable switches have gotten better at offering port diversity, but they still cannot match their modular cousins. Many of these products now offer high-end features such as 802.3af PoE, QoS, and multi-layer intelligence that were only found on modular switches in the past. This is due to the proliferation of third-party merchant silicon in the fixed configuration market. Generally, a stack of fixed configuration switches can be managed as a single virtual entity. Fixed configuration switches generally cannot be used to provision an entire large enterprise, but instead are mostly used out at the edge or departmental level as a low-cost alternative to modular products.
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