Overall Satisfaction with Extreme Ethernet Switches
We use Extreme Ethernet Switches for our access switch infrastructure, which provides connectivity to our wireless access points, VoIP phones, workstations, etc. It provides reliable, fast, and an easy to manage ethernet switch solution. It especially allows our access points to have the power and speed required, thanks to 802.11at PoE and gigabit ports.
- Cloud management
- SFP+ uplinks
- Stacking capability
- Robust CLI
- Cloud management is limited in features.
- Requires firmware update via serial cable to connect to cloud.
- Improved port configuration.
- Improved reliability of our switching infrastructure
- Increased security
- Increased visibility
We upgraded to Extreme Switches from Cisco SG500 and SG250 small business switches. Extreme Switches offer a much easier to use GUI management platform called Extreme CloudIQ, which makes visibility into our network much easier and user friendly. Performance wise these offered higher uplink speed as well.
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It works very well in environments where you need to stack multiple switches together for additional ports, while providing a single management IP to configure vs configuring numerous switches independently. Their vast portfolio has products that would be well suited for access switches, core switches, and distribution switches. For core/distribution, I would not use their cloud management platform however due to its limitations in options.