Extreme Networks has taken an unconventional route to becoming one of the biggest players in the networking space -- by acquiring an array of networking businesses from other companies and fusing them together. Extreme is bringing together networking technologies from Avaya, Brocade and Zebra with its own offerings to make a run at competing with the likes of Cisco and Hewlett Packard Enterprise. And starting Jan. 1, Extreme plans to launch a unified partner program for solution providers from all four companies.
"From what I've what seen, it's by far the most attractive channel program I've seen rolled out," said Rob Huff, CEO of Extreme and Avaya partner STEP Communications Group, during the Extreme Networks Global Partner Summit this week.
What follows are five of the biggest opportunities for partners to make money with the "new" Extreme Networks.