Extreme & Lync “The whole is greater than the sum of its parts”

Extreme & Lync “The whole is greater than the sum of its parts”

Finding the right infrastructure to build your Lync solution upon can be a real challenge for our Partners. There are many vendors out there offering differing levels of Lync certified connectivity, however this week I spent some time with the Extreme Networks Technology Solution Partnership (TSP) team, and found out how they were differentiating their proposition.

Extreme have had their wired access certified within a MS Lync environment for some time. This was followed recently by their wireless access also being Lync certified. However the key differentiator is how Extreme uses their SDN capabilities to improve the user experience, increase visibility and make management simple.

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How do they do this? This is initiated by the Microsoft Lync SDN API notifying the Extreme OneFabric Connect about new calls. The optimisation of the voice/video/IM conversation can then be dealt with in one of two ways. Either using Extreme Networks XOS switch xAPI interface and/or through Extreme Networks OneController APIs and OpenFlow. This integration also delivers detailed information and reporting for in-depth visibility into Lync performance and call quality.

Dave Garwood

European Product Manager, Westcon
Dave Garwood is the product marketing manager for Data within the UCC Solutions Practice of Westcon Group


Video Demonstration

Watch the video demo of how Extreme offers End to End QoS and Analytics for Lync

This development is one of many innovative activities that Extreme have developed where “the whole is greater than the sum of its parts”. Find out more here about the Extreme TSP

How Extreme Networks delivers end to end QOS and Analytics for Microsoft

Video Case Study

Watch the video case study on End-to-End QoS and Analytics on Microsoft Lync at the City of Bellevue
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