Extreme Networks - The 'Omega Male' of ethernet switching
Updated April 29, 2021

Extreme Networks - The 'Omega Male' of ethernet switching

Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with Extreme Ethernet Switches

We're using it in multiple roles, Core Datacenter Network Switching; Office Distribution (LAN) Switching and Database Switching.

It is managed by 1 Team, but used across the whole org.

It solves the problems of solid ROI, scalability & redundancy. Also solved is the top notch support and interoperability with differing vendors.
  • Ease of configuration by intermediate staff.
  • VRRP/Redundancy.
  • Support's depth of knowledge and follow through to resolution.
  • Improved Extreme Management Console UI.
  • More robust CLI auditing/logging.
  • Easier log harvesting for adverse events.
  • QoS.
  • Vlan Trunking.
  • Very long service life with support.
  • Minimal support.
  • Low rate of components failures.
Overall the Extreme's CLI is more intuitive that Cisco's. At a core networking perspective the two are probably equal in terms of performance. When we were last upgrading our infrastructure networking Cisco Sales were not as interested in us since we are (by their definition) a 'small shop', whereas Extreme Sales gave us proper treatment and made sure we bought what we needed.

Do you think Extreme Ethernet Switches delivers good value for the price?

Yes

Are you happy with Extreme Ethernet Switches's feature set?

Yes

Did Extreme Ethernet Switches live up to sales and marketing promises?

Yes

Did implementation of Extreme Ethernet Switches go as expected?

Yes

Would you buy Extreme Ethernet Switches again?

Yes

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Situations that call for a networking switch that doesn't have (or need) all the bells and whistles. Excellent for core networking from layer 3 up. Good for straightforward vlanning, vlan tagging, QoS/CoS, and trunking. VRRP implementation is robust and reliable, although it does not always play nice with open-sourced implementations (like CARP) especially when competing for a shared channel.