Extreme Networks Unveils New Networking Modules
Extreme Networks is readying a new family of networking modules, aimed at the wiring closet level, for its BlackDiamond 8800 chassis. The 8500 series joins existing modules that are aimed at other layers up to the data center. The new family of modules will enable businesses to run networking devices that touch on the wiring closet, core and data center levels from within the same chassis.Extreme Networks is adding new modules to its BlackDiamond 8800 switching family that will enable the portfolio to cover all scenarios, from the wiring closet to the data center. Extreme on Oct. 7 unveiled its 8500 series modules, which is aimed at the access edge and wiring closets. The modules join Extreme's 8800 c-series modules for the aggregation/core level and the 8900 series for data centers as networking options that fit inside the 8800 enclosure.
"[The new 8500 series family] pretty much gives the 8800 a complete portfolio," said Huy Nguyen, director of enterprise marketing at Extreme. "It allows the 8800 chassis to be deployed anywhere, from the wiring closet to the data center."