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Extreme Networks and Deutsche Telekom launch a new cloud-driven LAN service to improve network capability and flexibility

Extreme Networks, Inc., a cloud-driven networking company, has announced a strategic partnership with Deutsche Telekom to launch the next generation of Telekom’s managed net-based LAN service, NBLS 2.0, which is now available to customers.

Telekom will leverage ExtremeCloud IQ, the market’s only cloud management platform offering unlimited data access, as part of the company’s managed net-based LAN service portfolio. With ExtremeCloud IQ, Telekom will enable customers in more than 20 countries with proactive monitoring, reporting of SLA compliance, and other unique metrics via a service that offers security, flexibility, and scalability at a reduced delivery cost. Specifically, Telekom’s customers can now take advantage of Extreme’s industry-leading unlimited data offering for ExtremeCloud IQ subscribers to gain unparalleled insights on network activities and performance via one centralised management tool.

As a benefit to all of Telekom’s existing net-based LAN service (NBLS) customers with a related subscription, they will be migrated to ExtremeCloud IQ at no extra cost. The partnership between Extreme Networks and Telekom provides customers with a wide range of benefits, including: unrivalled insights, streamlined and cost-effective network management, data security and greater flexibility.

Markus Nispel, Vice President International Markets – Office of the CTO, Extreme Networks said: “We are firmly committed to providing our partners with the most advanced and innovative network solutions on the market so they can offer exceptional managed services to their customers. Now, those customers have access to a state-of-the-art cloud-driven network management solution to optimise performance, gain valuable insights, and scale network operations based on organisational needs. With the demand for managed services on the rise across Europe and around the world, we are thrilled to go to market with this NBLS 2.0 service alongside our partner and industry leader, Deutsche Telekom. We’re positive that Telekom’s offering, underpinned by ExtremeCloud IQ, is now leveled-up and ready for the future.”

Frank Dietrich, Vice President Inhouse Services – Deutsche Telekom Business Solutions said: “Most of our customers are undergoing significant digital transformation efforts and, as a result, the adoption of public cloud services is rising significantly. At Deutsche Telekom, it is our mission to arm them with the best solutions to make these projects a success. A robust, resilient, and reliable network continues to be key here and we are excited to expand our partnership with Extreme Networks to add another powerful cloud-based networking solution – ExtremeCloud IQ – to our portfolio. This will offer our customers greater choice, high flexibility, reliable network connectivity, and service continuity crucial for mission-critical applications to support them on their digital transformation journeys.”

Camille Mendler, Chief Analyst, Omdia said: “Network flexibility, resilience, and performance are top criteria for enterprises selecting a managed network service provider. In the new normal, advanced cloud-powered network management solutions like ExtremeCloud IQ are essential in providing organisations with key insights on network activities and performance. Globally, a quarter of enterprises are increasing their managed network services budgets due to COVID-19.”

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