Cradlepoint has announced a partnership with Extreme Networks (Nasdaq: EXTR), a leader in cloud-driven networking solutions. The combination of Extreme’s fabric networking solutions and 5G/LTE routers and adapters from Cradlepoint enables enterprises to deliver 5G to campus networks and securely extend the network to remote locations over a Wireless Wide Area Network (WWAN).
As highly distributed environments become more commonplace, 5G WWAN connectivity is critical for keeping remote locations always secure and connected, leading to increased integration of 5G solutions with existing Wi-Fi networks. Cradlepoint and Extreme make it easy to deploy these wireless networks at scale. Traditional wired remote locations can be costly to deploy, manage and adapt, and difficult to provide segmented IoT device connectivity. The integrated solution from Cradlepoint and Extreme enable customers to simply deploy secure, fully-connected remote locations, and fabric solutions that enable flexible IoT device deployments.
“Businesses are looking to Wireless WAN using 5G and cellular technologies to both increase operational efficiency and improve the customer experience,” said Donna Johnson, SVP of Marketing at Cradlepoint. “At the same time, they are looking to expand the reliability and agility of their remote location leveraging their WiFi networks. Working with Extreme, we’re able to bring these two wireless worlds together in a secure and automated way – improving site uptime and agility while reducing the strain on IT resources.”
As part of Cradlepoint’s Technology Alliance Program, Cradlepoint and Extreme customers can now take advantage of the joint solution that includes:
- Diverse path high-availability with both failover and Day-1 connectivity.
- Ability to simply extend the Extreme fabric to remote locations over the Wireless WAN for improved automation and security.
“The future of networking lies in the convergence and complementary nature of Wi-Fi networks and 5G WANs,” said Daren Dulac, Senior Director of Business Development at Extreme Networks. “Customers want simple, secure solutions that are easy to manage across an infinite number of remote locations while maintaining the same quality of user experience everywhere. Through this partnership, we’re able to offer a connectivity solution that will help enterprises thrive in an increasingly distributed world.”
“The combination of best of breed vendors Extreme Networks’ with their leading networking portfolio combined with Cradlepoint’s Enterprise 5G/LTE connectivity solutions allows CCNA to provide a complete end to end customer solution across the wide range of customer scenarios,” said Craig Sims, co-managing director of CCNA. “Extreme’s Fabric solutions and Cradlepoint’s fixed mobile access routers provide a complete set of solutions from the branch office to the large enterprise office allowing complete connectivity across the LAN and WAN.”
To learn more how businesses are leveraging Cradlepoint and Extreme Networks to extend reach and optimise operations, register for the upcoming webinar https://cradlepoint.com/resources/event/automation-network-edge-with-56-lte-and-fabric/ on April 6th 1-2pm EST. Motor City Wash Works, one of the largest global manufacturers of automated car washes, will discuss how it implemented its turnkey, as-a-service car wash technology system, using Extreme and Cradlepoint solutions.