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Business overview

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Extreme Networks, Inc is a service provider of network infrastructure equipment, services for enterprises and metropolitan telecommunication. It is incorporated in May 1996. The service range covers the whole world including businesses, hospitals, schools, hotels, government agencies and telecommunications companies. The Company primarily sells its products through an ecosystem of its channel partners who combine its Ethernet products with their offerings to create compelling information technology solutions for end user customers. The Company offers a suite of network management tools that allow network operators to monitor and manage the network in an automated fashion.[1]

Business Segment

Stackable Ethernet switching systems

The Company’s Summit product family delivers Ethernet connectivity for the network edge, aggregation and core. Within the Summit family are products that offer a range of connection speeds (from 10 Megabit to 10 Gigabit), various physical presentations (copper and fiber) and options to deliver Power-over-Ethernet or unpowered standard Ethernet ports. The Summit products in conjunction with the Company’s ExtremeXOS operating system provide the features, performance and reliability required by its customers to deploy, operate and manage converged networking infrastructure.

Modular Ethernet switching systems

Extreme’s Black Diamond and Alpine products deliver modular or chassis-based Ethernet connectivity solutions for enterprises, data centers and service providers. These products have a range of management and line cards that allow its customers to configure and re-purpose the systems to meet specific needs. As with its Summit products, the Black Diamond and Alpine products in conjunction with its Extreme XOS operating system and its centralized management software product provide the density and performance required to serve in environments.

Wireless Ethernet controllers and access points

The Company offers its SummitWM family of wireless network controllers and associated Altitude access points to enable the deployment of nomadic and mobile converged network applications. Its wireless access products offer a range of performance options, including 802.11b/g to 802.11n.

Centralized Management software

To provide a central configuration, status and alerting capability the Extreme offers its EpiCenter management software system. This system provides the ability to deploy, configure, monitor and support its range of switching technology to enable its customers to reduce the overall cost of network administration and operations. This software system can exist as a management solution or it can operate as part of an infrastructure management environment. The Company competes with Cisco Systems, Inc., Alcatel-Lucent, Brocade Communications Systems, Inc., Hewlett-Packard Company, Huawei Technologies Corporation, Juniper Networks, Inc. and Siemens Enterprise Communications GmBH & Co. KG. [2]

Risk Factors

Financial and Operating Metrics


The company's net revenue is 309,354 in thousand as 2010,June 27. They were doing great since 2006. Revenue kept increasing from 358,601 in 2006 to 361,835 in 2008. Due to the ressesion, the company's revenue started to decreasing after 2008. In fiscal 2010, our revenue decreased $26.2 million, gross profit decreased $14.2 million, operating profit decreased $3.5 million and net income decreased $2.6 million as compared to fiscal 2009.


Revenue in North America decreased in fiscal 2010 as compared to fiscal 2009 primarily due to supply chain issues in the first quarter of fiscal 2010 and a weaker economy in the United States. Revenue in EMEA decreased in fiscal 2010 as compared to fiscal 2009 primarily due to weaker service provider sales in Europe and a weaker economy in Western Europe. Revenue in APAC increased in fiscal 2010 as compared to fiscal 2009 primarily due to stronger sales in China to a large service provider end user.

Human Resources

This table shows the company's executive officers as of August 20, 2010.


The company have employed 740 people, including 302 in sales and marketing, 205 in research and development, 62 in operations, 96 in customer support and service, and 75 in finance and administration. There never had a work stoppage and no personnel are represented under collective bargaining agreements. The company consider their employee relations to be good.

The future success depends on the continued ability to attract, integrate, retain, train and motivate highly qualified personnel, and upon the continued service of company's senior management and key personnel. None of executive officers or key employees is bound by an employment agreement which mandates that the employee render services for any specific term. The market for qualified personnel is competitive, particularly in the San Francisco Bay Area, where our headquarters is located.


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