According to Gartner: “A vendor in the Leaders quadrant will have demonstrated an ability to fulfil a broad variety of customer requirements through the breadth of its access layer product family. Leaders will have the ability to shape the market and provide complete and differentiating access layer applications, as well as global service and support. Leaders should have demonstrated the ability to maintain strong relationships with their channels and customers, and have no obvious gaps in their portfolios.”
Prior to 2018, Extreme Networks appeared as a “Visionary” in the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Wired and Wireless LAN Access Infrastructure for three consecutive years.
Since the last report published in 2017, Extreme completed its acquisition of Brocade Communications Systems, Inc.’s data center networking business, its third in a series of acquisitions since October 2016. Extreme also launched its Smart OmniEdge solution comprised of a secure, unified wired/wireless infrastructure and AI-driven management capabilities, accessible through a single pane of glass.
Ed Meyercord, President and CEO, Extreme Networks said that Extreme Networks’ entrance into the Leaders quadrant as a vendor offering wired and wireless LAN access infrastructure was a true milestone.
“To us, it is an honour to be recognised by a source like Gartner in its Magic Quadrant. It is our fifth consecutive year appearing in this reference guide for our customers and partners.”