Data center solution provider Extreme Networks today announced a strategic global reseller partnership with Lenovo. The partnership enhances Lenovo’s focus on enterprise-grade manageability, open standards and business critical reliability with networking solutions from Extreme Networks.
– Eileen Brooker, Vice president of strategic alliances, Extreme Networks.
The Extreme Network Summit switch family complements the Lenovo ThinkServer product line for Enterprise and Data Center Cloud-Ready solutions.
Lenovo and its network of channel partners will now resell a converged infrastructure solution for compute, networking and storage featuring Extreme Networks’ Open Fabric Ethernet switches to customers in more than 60 countries, with an emphasis on the Summit X440, X460 and X670 platforms.
Extreme Networks’ Open Fabric Ethernet switches address the challenges of cloud computing with scale, reliability and support of the OpenStack cloud initiative.
Lenovo will provide its campus, data center and cloud customers with open, high performance, and reliable converged infrastructure addressing data center and cloud initiatives.
Earlier today, Extreme Networks also announced that its Open Fabric data center and cloud network architecture has been validated as part of an EMC VSPEX solution.
“With an open approach that includes EMC VSPEX and Lenovo Stoneware webNetwork, Extreme Networks delivers value, performance, simplicity, and industry-standard designs for Converged Infrastructure, all pre-validated and pre-tested with a single OS spanning all platforms,” said Extreme Networks’ official blog post on the development.
“Addressing customer needs for cloud and data center today hinges on integrating the network stack with proven solutions for computing, storage and networking,” said Darrel Ward, Vice President of Marketing, Lenovo Enterprise Products Group.
“With Extreme Networks, we have found an excellent partner that will enable Lenovo to deliver a complete, open standards-based solution that will play a central role in allowing our customers to meet their goal of establishing cost-effective and scalable architectures,” he added.
“The Extreme Networks and Lenovo partnership for converged infrastructure demonstrates our commitment to open networking innovations addressing the Cloud-ready data center,” said Eileen Brooker, Vice president of strategic alliances, Extreme Networks.
“This global go-to-market partnership for servers, storage and switching helps customers to deploy high performance systems that are reliable, fast and scalable,” she added.
Here is more information on Extreme Networks’ partnership with Lenovo and EMC.