Extreme Networks Names Shehzad Merchant chief technical officer
Jan 11, 2013 (TELECOMWORLDWIRE via COMTEX) --
Extreme Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ: EXTR) said that industry veteran, and current vice president of technology, Shehzad T. Merchant, has been promoted to the position of chief technical officer.
Merchant's leadership and vision for networking has been demonstrated over the last 16 years through the delivery of award-winning products and successful deployments of large scale mission critical networks. Merchant holds 10 technology patents for networking including Policy-based quality of service, unified, configurable, adaptive network infrastructure, VLAN aggregation, and security/access intrusion detection.
Recently, Merchant has shaped the company's Open Fabric data centre strategy for open networking for virtualized data centre and cloud switching, Software Defined Networking and the company's flagship software platform, ExtremeXOS, which supports a rich set of APIs, networked applications, and OpenFlow tools enabling customization, more efficient management and secure Bring Your Own Device at the network edge.
Extreme Networks is a technology leader in high-performance Ethernet switching for cloud, data centre and mobile networks. Based in Santa Clara, CA, Extreme Networks has more than 6,000 customers in more than 50 countries. For more information, visit the company's website at http://www.extremenetworks.com.
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