10 Takeaways From Extreme Networks' 2017 Partner Summit

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A Main Critique Of Competitors: They're Not Focused On Networking

Meyercord told CRN that in the enterprise networking market, Extreme is "the only player that's truly focused on networking. Cisco and HPE are in the market. But they're in all the markets."

With Cisco, "you hear them talking about servers, security solutions around servers and applications. They're talking about storage, security around storage. And then hyper-converged solutions. They're trying to play in hype-scale cloud. They're trying to be in service provider networks. They're playing everywhere in networking, but they're also in these other markets," Meyercord said. "So what's kind of interesting is, if you're not focused, you kind of take your eye off the ball. And the same is true with HPE  --  they're just not as focused as we are in networking."

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