Intense Networks’ Ed Meyercord On Hitting $1B In Income And Battling Cisco For Cloud Networking Dominance

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Elevating The Bar

Considering that its acquisition of Aerohive Networks in 2019, Severe Networks has climbed its way to the second-location spot in the cloud networking place, a segment that is only been on the increase around the last two decades, particularly as a outcome of the COVID-19 pandemic and firms all over the globe rethinking their IT demands.

Yr about yr, Extreme’s cloud progress has been explosive, and it is been mainly pushed by channel partners, Ed Meyercord, Serious Networks’ president and CEO, told CRN. In truth, the San Jose, Calif.-based networking big noted 111 percent growth in cloud calendar year in excess of calendar year through its Q4 2021 earnings simply call, with 29 p.c in general income expansion and 36 p.c yr about yr bookings expansion for the duration of its fiscal fourth quarter. For the complete fiscal yr, Extreme posted file-setting income of extra than $1 billion.

Which is all many thanks to Extreme’s cloud-managed Wi-Fi practical experience, together with its analytics, site-based mostly expert services, and stability choices. Meyercord talked with CRN about how the company is thieving wallet share from its competition, how its development fee is a lot more than 10 periods that of Cisco and that its Aerohive acquisition is the most effective offer the corporation has ever made, and the chance all-around next-era networking and Wi-Fi answers, such as the “game-changing” Wi-Fi 6E, for Extreme’s channel companions.

Here’s what Meyercord had to say.

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