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Extreme Networks confirms it's buying Avaya's network biz

Avaya and Extreme Networks have confirmed that the former will sell its networking business to the latter, for “approximately US$100m”. The two flagged the deal in March, but because Avaya was courting other bids it's taken a while for Extreme to be confirmed as the buyer. Now both companies have emitted canned statements …
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Extreme Networks to splash $55m on Brocade's data centre biz

Extreme Networks is to acquire Brocade Communications Systems' data centre, switching, routing, and analytics business for $55m (£44m) - part of a bid to beef up its portfolio and take on Switchzilla – aka Cisco. The deal follows Ethernet switch and wireless vendor Brocade's acquisition by Broadcom for $5.9bn last year. …
Kat Hall, 30 Mar 2017
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Troubled Avaya takes Extreme option, flogs network biz for $100m

Bankruptcy-beset Avaya is cashing out of its networking business for just $100m, with Extreme Networks the buyer. Burdened by private equity debts bought at 2007-era interest rates, Avaya received Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in January this year. Trying to cut a debt load of more than $6bn, Avaya briefly tried to offload …
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Extreme Networks restructures again, promises SDN pivot

The indifferent revenue growth and ongoing losses announced earlier this month are having the usual effect on vendor Extreme Networks: it's announced a restructure. On May 6 the sixth CEO to pass through Extreme's C-level rotating door in nine years, Ed Meyercord, called the latest quarter's results “disappointing”, a pretty …
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Extreme adds switches and partners

Extreme Networks has launched a quartet of switches and a management appliance, in what it says is an expansion of its software defined network (SDN) strategy. Back in June, the company launched its OpenStack SDN platform. That launch wrapped a bunch of API toolkits together with NetSight management and Purview optimisation …

Extreme Networks adds OpenDaylight to SDN suite

Extreme Networks has followed up its brand-new membership of the OpenDaylight Foundation (ODL) with an ODL-based OpenStack software defined networking (SDN) platform. The company had, two years ago, hitched its wagon to the Open Networking Foundation (ONF). It now explains its new focus on ODL on the basis that OpenDaylight- …

Extreme Networks coughs $180m for 'no overlap' rival Enterasys

Plucky upstart Extreme Networks has swallowed the larger, privately held Ethernet switching player Enterasys Networks for $180m in cold hard cash - and some shares. The buy makes Extreme the fourth largest Ethernet switching maker on the planet in revenue terms, behind Cisco, HP and Huawei, according to ZK Research. NASDAQ- …
Paul Kunert, 13 Sep 2013
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AMD poaches Keller from Apple's mobile chip team

Jim Keller, formerly director of the platform architecture group at Apple, has become the newest recruit to AMD as part of CEO Rory Read's recent talent buying spree. Keller has worked for AMD before, helping to develop its 64-bit Athlon and Opteron designs. He also coauthored the x86-64 processor instruction set, as well as …
Iain Thomson, 1 Aug 2012
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Extreme Networks to slash 16% of workforce

Extreme Networks is chopping staff and real estate to get its books back in the black. The gigabit and Ethernet solutions provider is firing 16 per cent of its workforce across all departments – aside from R&D – in a bid to break into double digit operating profits. On top of the 110 job cuts, Extreme will centralise software …
Paul Kunert, 15 Jul 2011
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Extreme Networks boosts stackable GigE switches

There's another stackable switch vendor that wants you to consider its new top-of-rack products as you do your network buildout this year and next. Extreme Networks has rolled out its Summit X460, a midrange switch that can be stacked in racks, used as a edge switch with Power over Ethernet (PoE) to drive VoIP phones and other …
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100 Gigabit Ethernet standard ratified

It's official: the IEEE 802.3ba 40Gb/s and 100Gb/s Ethernet standard has been ratified by — who else? — the IEEE P802.3ba 40Gb/s and 100Gb/s Ethernet Task Force. "Ubiquitous adoption of bandwidth-intensive technologies and applications, such as converged network services, video-on-demand, and social networking, is producing …
Rik Myslewski, 22 Jun 2010
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Jobs go at Extreme

Extreme Networks told the Securities and Exchange Commission yesterday that it is cutting more jobs. The ethernet company is laying off five per cent of its staff. This is in addition to a one per cent cut earlier in the quarter. The company told the SEC it would spend $1.8m in severance payments and related costs - this is on …
John Oates, 27 Mar 2009

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