Extreme Networks, Inc. has announced that it has entered into a strategic global reseller alliance with computing leader Lenovo. Lenovo will provide its campus, data center and cloud customers with open, high performance, and reliable converged infrastructure addressing data center and cloud initiatives.
Lenovo’s focus on enterprise-grade manageability, open standards and business critical reliability is enhanced with networking solutions from Extreme Networks. As part of the reseller agreement, Lenovo and its network of channel partners will address customers in more than 60 countries by reselling a converged infrastructure solution for compute, networking and storage featuring Extreme Networks’ Open Fabric Ethernet switches that uniquely address the challenges of cloud computing with scale, reliability and support of the OpenStack™ cloud initiative.
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.
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 for 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.