Host of 2020 Democratic National Convention Relies on Extreme Cloud-Managed Networking Solutions for Secure, Flexible Wi-Fi Connectivity
SAN JOSE, Calif., Sept. 8, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Extreme Networks, Inc. (Nasdaq: EXTR), a cloud-driven networking company, today announced the Wisconsin Center, a premier convention facility and the host of the 2020 Democratic National Convention, depends on the ExtremeCloud™ IQ network management platform and high-density Wi-Fi 6 access points to deliver agile, secure, and reliable connectivity throughout its meeting rooms, ballrooms, and exposition center, as well as in its sister venue, the Miller High Life Theatre. The Wisconsin Center hosts hundreds of events each year, including corporate conventions, Anime gatherings, large-scale sports competitions, religious events, celebrations, ceremonies, and everything in between – oftentimes simultaneously. With nearly 500,000 guests annually, the Wisconsin Center demands network reliability and trusts Extreme's cloud-managed networking solutions to provide every visitor with the best possible experience.
Sean Colburn, Network Administrator and Sarah Maio, Vice President of Marketing and Communication of Wisconsin Center, will share their ExtremeCloud IQ experience at the Extreme Connect Virtual user conference, on Wednesday, September 16 at 9 a.m. BST/ 12 p.m. EST.
Extreme Connect Virtual is a two-day summit taking place on September 16 and 17, featuring IT strategy sessions and practical workshops that will demonstrate how to drive transformation through network operations and create an effortless networking experience. Register for free to attend.
Sean Colburn, Network Administrator, Wisconsin Center - "Our venue requires a reliable Wi-Fi network that is both flexible enough to work for every event and every unique need, and secure enough to allow simultaneous public and private access. The flexibility and security we've experienced with Extreme has allowed us to monetize our Wi-Fi, transforming our IT department from a necessary cost into a revenue driver. Additionally, the visibility we have with ExtremeCloud IQ gives us an unprecedented view of how event attendees are interacting with the network, allowing us to provide our clients with invaluable data and setting us apart from other venues. When the DNC announced they selected our venue for the convention, we knew we were well prepared to handle it. We've experienced huge benefits since our upgrade to Wi-Fi 6 and deployment of ExtremeCloud IQ, and we've never been happier with our network."
Norman Rice, Chief Operating Officer, Extreme Networks - "The Wisconsin Center has been central to establishing the growth and re-generation of Milwaukee. This deployment is an example of what can happen when an exceptional team really sees the potential of their network. Their ingenuity when it comes to using their data and their ability to adapt on the fly during events allows the Center's small network team to meet the needs of every client. No two events are ever exactly the same, and Extreme is proud to deliver solutions that provide the flexible wireless connectivity they rely on."