Extreme Networks and Lenovo have sealed a understanding to jointly sell information centre products covering Extreme switches and Lenovo servers. The partnership has also forged links with EMC to ramp adult efforts in a converged information centre infrastructure market.
The reseller agreement will see a partnership offered Extreme’s Open Fabric Ethernet switches and a network-fabric technology. The record supports a open-source software-defined-networking (SDN) customary OpenFlow, and a open-source cloud design OpenStack as partial of a converged infrastructure in some-more than 60 countries.
The span pronounced they were operative together to rise a series of anxiety architectures that mix Lenovo’s servers with Extreme switches in certified sets.
“Addressing patron needs for cloud and information centre currently hinges on integrating a network smoke-stack with proven solutions for computing, storage and networking,” pronounced Darrel Ward, clamp boss of selling for a Lenovo Enterprise Products Group.
“With Extreme Networks, we have found an glorious partner that will capacitate Lenovo to broach a complete, open standards-based resolution that will play a executive purpose in permitting a business to accommodate their idea of substantiating cost-effective and scalable architectures,” he added.
Eileen Brooker, clamp boss of critical alliances for Extreme Networks, said, “The Extreme Networks and Lenovo partnership for converged infrastructure demonstrates a joining to open networking innovations addressing a Cloud-ready information centre. This tellurian go-to-market partnership for servers, storage and switching helps business to muster high opening systems that are reliable, quick and scalable.”
Extreme pronounced that a Open Fabric switches have been certified to run with EMC’s VSPEX storage offering, directed during virtualised and cloud infrastructure. This means a switches can be partial of a VSPEX-based doing during information centres and cloud providers. The validation of Extreme Networks record as partial of a VSPEX enables channel partners, VAR’s and distributors to boost their value-added services portfolio to embody disaster recovery, business smoothness and business productivity, a organisation said.
“Meeting a critical network and storage adaptation mandate are pivotal to serve adoption of a cloud,” pronounced Jake Howering, executive of information centre solutions for Extreme Networks. “We are subsidy EMC VSPEX solutions with strong and open standards networking, including SDN able switches, permitting finish business to seamlessly muster integrated storage networks with server virtualisation stacks.”