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Extreme Networks Acquires Enterasys for $180 Million

By acquiring Enterasys, Extreme expects to accelerate innovation faster than it could have on it own. Extreme aims to include innovations found in the Enterasys network operating system into Extreme's Linux-based ExtremeXOS operating system. That effort will take approximately two years.

"Since its first release in 2004, ExtremeXOS has been developed with a Linux abstraction layer that makes it relatively easy to extend ExtremeXOS to support other vendors' switching hardware," said Chuck Berger, president and CEO of Extreme Networks, in a statement. "Combining Enterasys technologies and products, including their Coreflow modular switches, IdentiFi wireless and the NetSight system management application, will extend and complement our product offering, which we expect will provide significant added value to the current customers of both Extreme and Enterasys."

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Extreme Networks Acquires Enterasys for $180 Million

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