Extreme and Broadcom partner on enterprise cloud networking

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Broadcom's Trident silicon family will be used in Extreme Networks gear to help enterprises attain hyperscale cloud capabilities. (BY-SA 3.0)

Extreme Networks has picked Broadcom’s Trident family of networking chips for its enterprise-focused family of access, edge and campus network gear, the companies said Wednesday.

The move is part of Extreme's focus on offering customers hyperscale cloud connections.

Extreme will receive priority access to Broadcom’s testing, technology and training through its early access program. This approach will allow Extreme to bring products to market faster to give its customers competitive advantage, Extreme said.

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The Trident switch integrated circuits will be embedded in ExtremeSwitching technology, which Extreme claimed will bring its customers the same telemetry capabilities provided by hyperscale cloud providers. Customers can use Extreme analytics to run network health and performance tests.

The two companies expect to offer a campus networking design blueprint for customers in late 2019.

Both companies have worked together for more than 20 years. Extreme CEO Ed Meyercord called Broadcom silicon and software “second to none” in a statement. Extreme serves 50,000 customers globally in various verticals, including half of the top 50 corporations. Its product lineup includes enterprise wired and wireless LAN products, Wi-Fi access and IoT security as well as cloud access.

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