It’s a smart move for the networking vendor. Gartner estimates that 20.4 billion connected things will be in use by organizations worldwide by 2020.
Ed Meyercord noted a customer win against Huawei and said security concerns about the Chinese vendor are “creating an opportunity for us in the marketplace.”
Earlier this month, Broadcom slashed over 400 jobs from CA Technologies’ offices, just days after it bought the company for $18.9 billion.
The bundled hardware and software includes data center switching and routing hardware acquired from Brocade.
Company executives hinted about a new data center product that is slated to launch next week.
Nyansa Voyance already integrates and correlates data from a number of data sources and vendor systems including Cisco, GE, and Microsoft.
Extreme had predicted the Brocade assets would generate over $230 million in annual revenue and that the Avaya assets would generate a minimum of $200 million in revenue in fiscal 2018.
It can be difficult to control radio frequency (RF) conditions, which can be impacted by some atmospheric conditions.
Short-term subscription financing has been available for networking software, but it’s more rare for networking hardware.
It all culminated with a dramatic decision by Broadcom.
Extreme closes on Brocade data center assets.
Extreme will purchase Brocade's networking assets directly from Brocade.
The system will support customizable signature sets for more than 7,000 applications.
Extreme is already training Brocade salespeople.
Extreme's buying binge includes Zebra, Avaya, and Brocade assets.