Extreme Networks expands SDN platform

Extreme Networks has expanded its software defined networking (SDN) platform and OneController.
The company with new innovation will deliver proven, open and standards-based Group-Based Policy and OpenDaylight integration with the Microsoft Skype for Business unified communications platform.
To deploy Group-Based Policy to the complete network infrastructure from a single management application, Extreme Networks’ advanced policy management and the NetSight network management application are leveraged.
Company said enterprise scale customers can deploy and configure SDN in multi vendor environments with the management solution.
The Town of Enfield, Connecticut and Mount Mary University are Extreme Networks customers which have migrated from initial SDN solutions to current SDN platform.
Enfield has implemented an on-demand service portal for users that includes mobile lab scheduling in their schools by leveraging SDN platform.
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In addition, SDN provides software and network intelligence to support Microsoft Skype for Business via the OpenDaylight integration.
Company officials said to deploy consistent network policies across a multivendor network Extreme Networks’ NetSight management application integrates with OpenDaylight Group-Based Policy (GBP).
SDN also offers an online repository of paid and free apps for customers and technology solution partners’ Software Defined Networks.
Third party developers of SDN applications help in developing, submitting and managing their applications in the Extreme Networks app store.
“By enabling OpenDaylight SDN, Extreme Networks is helping to simplify Skype for Business deployments, allowing customers to create more dynamic communication environments while reducing their costs and keeping users well connected,” said Pascal Menezes , Principal Program Manager, Microsoft Skype for Business.
Last year in March, The First Academy selected the end to end networking solutions from Extreme Networks.
In February, Extreme Networks and Blue Door announced delivery of a state-of-the-art converged network for the newly constructed 250,000 square foot Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts in downtown Orlando.