Layer 3 or Bust
Written By: G. Duhaime
Published On: June 12 2000
Layer 3 or Bust
12 , 2000
Extreme Networks, Inc. continues its dominance in the Layer 3 switching
market. It is the number one provider in the Layer 3 market place for
both 10/100 Mbps as well as Gigabit Ethernet ports.
to a report released by Dell'Oro Group, Extreme Networks holds 24% of
the 10/100 MB layer 3 switch market. Along with capturing the 10/100 MB
market, Extreme has totally dominated the Gigabit Layer 3 market by capturing
approximately 40% of the Gigabit ports shipped this quarter.
Networks dominance in the Layer 3 market place is nothing new, as it has
dominated the network market since it came onto the scene back in "96".
Extreme has gone up against the big and well established (Cisco and Nortel)
and conquered them on a regular basis.
It has become customary to see Extreme Networks either number one or two
every quarter for total number of ports shipped. It would be more of a
concern if Extreme was not listed as one of the top two providers in layer
3 ports shipped.
Networks is not only delivering quality in its product, but value as well.
Extreme Networks dominance is related to the overall product suite. This
product suite includes top rated network devices; state of the art ASICS
and a software management package that ties everything together in an
integrated suite of technology.
Networks market share is also a direct correlation to its 40 plus industry
related awards and its growing worldwide presence. Extreme has shown the
network world that your name does not need to have a "C" in it to be an
Extreme Networks is the leading provider in the Layer 3 Switching network
space because it delivers quality and solid technology at a reasonable
user community is probably the best gauge on the state of the products
being delivered. The users community has spoken volumes about Extreme's
product suite. Extreme Networks has won over 40 industry awards, and its
user base continues to grow each and every quarter.
believes that Extreme Networks is here to stay and have proven this with
its tremendous track record over the past four years. We feel that with
any network project, whether it is an upgrade to a data closet or data
center, or the creation of a new network such as a MAN, Extreme Networks
should be one of the vendors extended an RFP.