Fabric Comparison

  • 27 March 2019
  • 3 replies

Userlevel 5
Hi Community

I am looking for an Extreme Document comparing the Extreme "Automated Campus Fabric" with Cisco's "SD Access Fabric" and Aruba's "Dynamic Segmentation Fabric".

Does Extreme have such an comparison available that can be shared with the community?
Would be very use full when positioning the solution against the others.


3 replies

Userlevel 2

Competitive info like that is usually not public facing. But it does exist.

I recommend reaching out to your local Extreme sales team in the area you work out of. If you don't know them, send me a DM and I can point you in the right direction.
Userlevel 5
Thx Paul

I will reach out to the local Extreme SE, If I do not come right I will DM you.

Userlevel 5
Hi Andre,

Have a look at SD Access Fabric Deployment Guide: https://www.cisco.com/c/dam/en/us/td/docs/solutions/CVD/Campus/CVD-Software-Defined-Access-Deployment-Guide-Sol1dot2-2018OCT.pdf
For me it seems to be a bit overkill with tons of things around, but it's just a quick peek. I'd like to see it live though. From some old notes I remember they had root-bridge for Multicast approach, which is farther from optimal IMO. Also at a time it was just for L2 services.
I didn't see Aruba's 'Dynamic Segmentation Fabric', just 'Dynamic Segmentation' what seems to be something else...?
IMO SPB + Extreme's enhancements is really a gamechanger, but gotta evangelize on this. ;)

Hope that helps,