During an Extreme Networks corporate visit, Brian Jones, Hiscall’s channel manager for the southeast took some time to introduce us to Extreme Network’s new Smart Enterprise. Smart Enterprise is a combination of hardware and software and is able to respond to situations based upon certain guidelines set in place.
Here is an excerpt of the interview below:
Sid Smith: Are all networks the same?
Brian Jones: Great question and no they’re really not. At Extreme Networks we’ve been building intelligence and automation into networks for a number of years; just recently we’ve come up with an enhancement that we call the Smart Enterprise.
Brian Jones: The Smart Enterprise is really taking the network to a different level. A lot of companies think of networks as just plumbing inside the building that moves data from one place to another. Well, what if a company had a network that knew who was in the building and could respond to that and based upon a set of policies set quality of service parameters? Turn on and off lights and things like that. Maybe there’s a group of people in a call center that have specific hours that they work and when there not there we can automatically turn the network down…
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Sid Smith is the Marketing Director for Hiscall, Inc.
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