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National Cable Communications Media Builds the Next Generation Data Center with High-Density Switching from Extreme Networks
Posted: Thu Oct 16, 2014 09:03:13 AM

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All Ethernet Data Center Network Delivers Low Latency and Superior Energy Efficiency

SAN JOSE, Calif., Oct. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - Extreme Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ: EXTR), a leader in high performance networking, today announced National Cable Communications (NCC) Media, one of America's leading media companies specializing in a mix of advertising sales, marketing and technology services, has selected and deployed Extreme Networks' high performance switches to bring its data center into the next generation.

Jointly owned by three of the nation's largest cable system operators, Comcast, Cox Communications and Time Warner Cable, NCC Media required a solution that provided simple and fast service for both its internal and external customers.

After a thorough review of competitive solutions, Extreme Networks' Ethernet data center switches, including the award-winning BlackDiamond X8 core platform, were selected by NCC for high-speed 10/40/100 Gigabit network infrastructure that supports NCC Media's crash kits, outer offices, backup data center and primary data center.

Key Facts

  • NCC Media deployed the BlackDiamond X8 cloud-scale data center switch with high-density wire-speed switching support for 10GbE to 100GbE connectivity for edge-to-core applications.
  • Extreme Networks' switches and software deliver automated configuration and provisioning, effectively easing upkeep and providing simplicity of deployment and operations.
  • NCC Media also deployed a scalable, full-featured network and service management tool to centrally manage all network elements across the enterprise. All updates, patches, configuration changes and monitoring of devices for NCC Media are easily controlled from a center console.

Executive Perspectives

Seth Weingarten, Vice President of Network Technology for NCC Media

"At NCC Media, we help provide our customers with the fastest and most reliable services available. The Extreme data center implementation was smooth and we encountered zero problems during the transition to our new network from Extreme Networks. Ultimately, the Extreme Networks' solution made our data center environment faster and more resilient, while enabling the ultra-low latency and high energy efficiency that we require."

Derek Granath, Senior Director of Product Management for Extreme Networks

"Today's enterprise IT managers are being pulled in a million different directions and they simply do not have the bandwidth to deal with overly complex, inefficient or specialized data center solutions. The NCC Media team understands this dilemma, and what's more, they recognized the link between outdated data center solutions and poor service - both internally and externally. The combination of Extreme Networks' BlackDiamond switches and software has enabled NCC Media to implement a highly effective data center operation, which allows them to focus on what's important for their business."

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