Deutsche Telekom is expanding its partnership with Extreme Networks to add another cloud-based networking solution to their portfolio, ExtremeCloud IQ. Deutsche Telekom will leverage this cloud management platform to launch the next generation of the company’s managed net-based LAN service, NBLS 2.0, which is now available to customers.

Photo Markus Nispel, Vice President International Markets - Office of the CTO, Extreme Networks
“With the demand for managed services on the rise across Europe and around the world, we are thrilled to go to market with this NBLS 2.0 service alongside our partner and industry leader, Deutsche Telekom,” said Markus Nispel, Vice President International Markets – Office of the CTO, Extreme Networks.

With ExtremeCloud IQ, Deutsche Telekom will enable customers in more than 20 countries with proactive monitoring, reporting of SLA compliance, and other unique metrics. ExtremeCloud IQ would offer them security, flexibility, and scalability at a reduced delivery cost. It would give Deutsche Telekom’s customers insights on their network activities and performance via one centralized management tool.

“Most of our customers are undergoing significant digital transformation efforts and, as a result, the adoption of public cloud services is rising significantly,” said Frank Dietrich, Vice President Inhouse Services – Deutsche Telekom Business Solutions. “At Deutsche Telekom, it is our mission to arm them with the best solutions to make these projects a success. A robust, resilient, and reliable network continues to be key here and we are excited to expand our partnership with Extreme Networks to add another powerful cloud-based networking solution – ExtremeCloud IQ – to our portfolio. This will offer our customers greater choice, high flexibility, reliable network connectivity, and service continuity crucial for mission-critical applications to support them on their digital transformation journeys.”

Network Management, Insights, Security

As a benefit to all of Deutsche Telekom’s existing net-based LAN service (NBLS) customers with a related subscription, they will be migrated to ExtremeCloud IQ at no extra cost.

The partnership between Extreme Networks and Telekom provides customers with:

  • Insights – ExtremeCloud IQ supplies insights and analytics, leveraging machine learning and artificial intelligence (AI) to assist in collecting data to build, secure, and maintain agile and distributed networks. In conjunction with Extreme’s unlimited data offering, Telekom provides affected NBLS 2.0 customers with actionable insights to optimize network performance and deliver secure, agile connectivity.
  • Network Management – By removing the need for Telekom to deploy, host, upgrade, scale, or maintain software itself, ExtremeCloud IQ would reduce the complexity of managing enterprise edge-to-data-center infrastructure. Less time spent managing and maintaining the network would provide more time to optimize the applications and services which run on the NBLS 2.0 network.
  • Data Security – Data transmission between WLAN access points and ExtremeCloud IQ is encrypted, and strictly limited to configurations and monitoring data. This means that no user information nor communications is transferred, and data security is protected. To further ensure the highest levels of information systems and data protection, management, and compliance, Extreme’s cloud platform is ISO/IEC 27001 certified by the International Standards Organization (ISO), complying with local data protection regulations such as GDPR and hosted within the premium data center environments of Amazon Web Services in Germany. By leveraging the security benefits of a cloud-based solution, Deutsche Telekom can ensure to customers that mission-critical applications will always be available.
  • Flexibility – Optimized for feature flexibility, Deutsche Telekom can further tailor its network operations to meet customers’ individual needs with ExtremeCloud IQ. Continuous updates, high availability, and advanced machine learning analytics and insights would offer Deutsche Telekom and its customers the flexibility required to ensure network performance matches business expectations.

“We are firmly committed to providing our partners with the most advanced and innovative network solutions on the market so they can offer exceptional managed services to their customers,” said Markus Nispel, Vice President International Markets – Office of the CTO, Extreme Networks. “Now, those customers have access to a state-of-the-art cloud-driven network management solution to optimize performance, gain valuable insights, and scale network operations based on organizational needs. With the demand for managed services on the rise across Europe and around the world, we are thrilled to go to market with this NBLS 2.0 service alongside our partner and industry leader, Deutsche Telekom. We’re positive that Telekom’s offering, underpinned by ExtremeCloud IQ, is now leveled-up and ready for the future.”

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