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Extreme Networks Announces Dates for Annual Connect User Conference

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Streaming May 26-27, Virtual Conference Tracks Will Demonstrate How to Maximize the Value of the Network and Adapt to New Realities of the Distributed Enterprise

SAN JOSE, Calif., May 18, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Extreme Networks, Inc. (Nasdaq: EXTR), a cloud-driven networking company, today announced its annual user conference, Extreme Connect, will be held virtually May 26-27, 2021. Extreme executives and leaders will share insights on adapting to the new realities of the distributed enterprise and reveal new products and solutions designed to advance effortless networking experiences for enterprise and service provider customers. The two-day online event is free to attend and will include executive keynotes, IT strategy breakouts, and practical how-to workshops.

Attendees can choose from over 30 unique sessions. The event is an opportunity for customers and partners to get an exclusive look at Extreme's roadmap, as well as advice on how to maximize their investments in Extreme products and solutions. Similar to last year's award-winning event, this year will offer in-depth demonstrations and opportunities to connect with Extreme ecosystem partners. Attendees can also join exciting post-session events, including live music entertainment and a mixology presentation.

Breakout sessions and workshops will be available on demand and cover some of the biggest topics in the industry, including cloud migration best practices, zero-trust security approaches, 5G enterprise and mobile edge strategies, and how to get the most value out of network data:

  • Finally – You Can Have Cloud Your Way!
    When it comes to managing and securing network infrastructure, there used to only be two choices: traditional premises-based software or native public cloud solutions. Dan Dulac, Vice President of Solutions Strategy at Extreme, will explore the pros and cons of infrastructure management options and provide insights that will prepare any organization to operate in an infinitely distributed enterprise.

  • MLB and Extreme – The IT Approach Beyond Game Day
    Major League Baseball leads the sports industry in technology advancements by leveraging cloud, mobility, and analytics. Extreme Senior Director John Brams and Seth Lane, Senior Director of Network Infrastructure at MLB, will discuss why MLB chose Extreme, what solutions are deployed, and how their approach to IT can be leveraged for the enterprise.

  • The 5G Future for Enterprise Wireless
    Marcus Burton, Cloud and Wireless Architect in the Office of the CTO at Extreme, will cut through the marketing hype to provide an accessible introduction to 5G without all the noise. He'll cover 5G's real-world usage scenarios, spectrum concepts, high-level architectures, timelines, and compare wireless options for enterprise connectivity.

  • The Power of Network Data and What It Can Do for Your Organization
    Extreme Networks CMO Wes Durow and Jeevan Patil, Extreme Senior Director of Product Management, will discuss the powerful business insights that can be derived from how people, devices, and applications interact with the network. This user-centric session will address data security considerations as well as how to leverage advanced capabilities like explainable AI/ML.

  • Zero Trust Fabric and its Impact on Zero Trust Networking for the Infinite Enterprise
    Zero Trust often refers to users and devices connecting to a network, but what about the network itself? Ed Koehler, Distinguished Principal Engineer at Extreme, will explore advancements in Zero Trust Fabric automation and what it means for Zero Trust practices, as well as insights into what future network security could look like.

Additional speakers include:

  • Ed Meyercord, President and CEO, Extreme Networks

  • Norman Rice, Chief Operating Officer, Extreme Networks

  • Nabil Bukhari, Chief Technology Officer and Chief Product Officer, Extreme Networks

  • Carla Guzzetti, Vice President of Customer Experience, Extreme Networks

  • Nora Guzman, Vice President of Product Marketing, Extreme Networks

  • Rob Hale, Director of Infrastructure, Novant Health

  • David Henke, CIO, City of Milwaukee

Stay up-to-date on all the news coming out of Extreme Connect Virtual by following Extreme on LinkedIn, YouTube, Twitter, Facebook, or Instagram, and by using the hashtag #ExtremeConnect.

About Extreme Networks
Extreme Networks, Inc. (EXTR) creates effortless networking experiences that enable all of us to advance. We push the boundaries of technology leveraging the powers of machine learning, artificial intelligence, analytics, and automation. Over 50,000 customers globally trust our end-to-end, cloud-driven networking solutions and rely on our top-rated services and support to accelerate their digital transformation efforts and deliver progress like never before. For more information, visit Extreme's website at https://www.extremenetworks.com/ or follow us on LinkedIn, YouTube, Twitter, Facebook, or Instagram.

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