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Are You Ready for the Christmas of Wi-Fi 6?
Let’s start from the beginning. Some vendors, including Extreme started the development of Wi-Fi 6 APs over two years ago. This was shortly after the IEEE had solidified the technology and had a solid draft standard. Note that no one waits for the final standard to be completed as that is a long-drawn-out logistical process that in fact the IEEE still hasn’t completed, even though the Wi-Fi Alliance (WFA) has already started it’s Wi-Fi 6 certification program. More information on the IEEE and WFA processes is available here. Now about a year ago we actually started shipping Wi-Fi 6 capable products and as soon as we did, the first question from partners and customers started, where are the clients? Competitors without a solution also used this same argument, at least till they launched their own products and then they no longer had an issue.. But, back to the topic at hand: clients. A key point to appreciate is that a primary driver for any new generation of the access point is new Wi-Fi technology, Wi-Fi 6 in this case. As soon as the technology was solid, vendors raced to get their products built and shipping, but not so much for the client manufacturers. Taking a look at some major Wi-Fi client manufacturers, like Samsung, Apple, Intel, HP, and others with 11ax products shipping or just announced, none of them focused on support of Wi-Fi 6 as a primary driver, it was higher processor speed, more pixels, a foldable screen or any of a half dozen new and attractive features that would get customers to buy their devices. So where 11ax technology drove the launch date for APs, it was only a second-tier component, at best, in most client-side devices. The launch schedule for the latest phones was driven by eye-catching features, not wireless technology advancements, that only us nerds can appreciate. So what does this have to do with Christmas? Hold on, I am getting there.
Extreme Networks Transitions StackStorm to the Linux Foundation
StackStorm allows end-users to connect their apps, services, and workflows to automate and streamline critical IT-driven business processes. The platform offers event driven workflow-centric automation, with infrastructure as code, built-to-scale microservice architecture, and rich extensibility. Common applications include automated remediation, continuous deployment, ChatOps, and automated security response. Its passionate user base includes tier one service providers, retailers, media and entertainment companies, and technology providers.
West Texas A&M Selects Extreme Networks' Wi-Fi 6 Solution to Provide Digital Game Day Experiences at Buffalo Stadium
Leading-Edge Wi-Fi Installation Initiated and Managed by Tech-Savvy Student Body
Extreme Networks Stakes Leadership Position with Increased Momentum in Red-Hot Esports Market
SAN JOSE, Calif., Sept. 18, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Esports has reached a tipping point in its expansion from niche gatherings to large-scale, mainstream events and ongoing programs produced, hosted, and sponsored by major institutions. Thirty million dollars in total prize money was awarded at this year's Fortnite World Cup tournament, and it reached an audience of more than 2 million people. Today, Extreme Networks, Inc. (Nasdaq: EXTR) reported strong momentum in the esports segment it serves – a lucrative and growing market that is spreading to schools all over the world, as primary and secondary schools and colleges increasingly use esports to recruit, engage, and retain students.
Extreme Networks Named Official Wi-Fi Solutions Provider to the National Football League for 7th Season
SAN JOSE, Calif., Sept. 5, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Today Extreme Networks, Inc. (Nasdaq: EXTR) announced it has renewed its technology partnership with the National Football League (NFL). As the Official Wi-Fi Solutions Provider to the NFL, Extreme will provide Wi-Fi and Wi-Fi analytics solutions for the next three football seasons and two Super Bowls: Super Bowl LIV on February 2, 2020 in Miami, and Super Bowl LV on February 7, 2021 in Tampa. Extreme currently provides Wi-Fi or Wi-Fi analytics solutions to 24 stadiums, servicing 25 teams, in the NFL. This year marks the seventh season of the Extreme-NFL partnership. With Extreme Wi-Fi solutions in place, NFL teams have the scale, capacity, and intelligence to deliver exceptional digital fan experiences on game day.
Extreme Networks Ranks Within the Highest Third of Scores in 2 of 3 Use Cases in Gartner’s 2019 Critical Capabilities for Data C...
Gartner has examined the capabilities of data center networking vendors to address common enterprise use cases and published their findings in the 2019 Critical Capabilities for Data Center Networking Report. We believe this informative Gartner report aids IT decision-makers in choosing a data center networking vendor with the best set of capabilities for their organization’s needs.
Data Center Automation: Hype or Reality?
This happens with every new technology and trend. The hype cycle always runs its course – from anticipation to despair and into actual use and productivity. Where automation in the networking community fits on that cycle is very arbitrary, and answers are biased, based on the individual’s inclination towards automation as this is an adoption of a functional change within the community as opposed to a new protocol or solution.
There is No Time Better Than Now to Choose Wi-Fi 6
I have been asked this question by partners, customers, and even analysts – mostly encouraged by competitors who have yet to field a valid Wi-Fi 6 solution. You see, these Wi-Fi vendors who say to wait because the standard is not ready, are just using marketing 101. When one vendor comes out with a solution, vendors lacking a solution say, “Wait till the standard is finalized.”
Extreme Networks Paves the Way for Enterprise Networks of the Future
SAN JOSE, Calif., April, 2, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- According to Deloitte, advanced networking is the unsung hero of our digital future. The connectivity of tomorrow must provide new capabilities to support differentiated, fit-for-purpose networking for devices and applications. Setting a vision for what comes next, Extreme Networks, Inc. (Nasdaq: EXTR) today announced investments in software automation, and AI to help customers take the next step in their digital transformation efforts, and become an autonomous enterprise. From telemedicine in healthcare to electronic shelf labeling in retail to digital learning in schools, Extreme aims to transform the network from a binary utility into a powerful engine that automatically and intelligently connects people to technology, freeing IT professionals in every industry to reimagine their business and create meaningful outcomes that improve the human experience like never before.
Extreme Networks Reduces Dependence on the Grid with Bloom Energy Fuel Cell Technology
SAN JOSE, Calif., March 21, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Establishing resilient, clean energy sources for businesses and communities is at the forefront of global conversations. Today, Extreme Networks, Inc. (Nasdaq: EXTR) announced the installation of a new on-site energy source that generates primary power for its corporate headquarters in San Jose, California using Bloom Energy's (NYSE: BE) proprietary fuel cell technology.