Extreme Networks solutions chosen for office building of the future

Extreme Networks has announced the integration of its core-to-edge BlackDiamond, Summit X250 and X450 switches into Targetspaces revolutionary Baskerville House managed office space in Birmingham by one of the UKs leading Integrated Services Communications provider essensys.

The full-scale Baskerville House is the ultimate intelligent building and includes the very latest IT and telecoms as demanded by the companies wishing to rent space within the facility. 

essensys installed Extreme Networks switching solutions throughout the building, which boasts a fifteen rack, 1,500 square foot data centre, 100MB internet connectivity, 500 Mitel 5340 IP phones, network based IPTV, IP CCTV cameras and a full audio visual suite.

One of Birmingham's most prominent landmark buildings located in the heart of the city, Baskerville House offers seven storeys of flexible modern working space with a dramatic glazed roof creating an additional two office floors at the top of the building created in contemporary steel and glass. The stunning new roof and full height glazing creates excellent open and light floor areas with superb views across the city. 

Extreme Networks is our preferred supplier as it delivers the whole end-to-end spectrum of networking solutions, says essensys Chief Executive, Mark Furness. Its solutions are extremely reliable and feature rich meaning we as a managed service provider can increase our profits through minimising the amount of down time within our centres but just as importantly by delivering real value-adding next generation services across a highly reliable intelligent network infrastructure..

Integral to the implementation was Extreme Networks BlackDiamond 12800R series switches, designed from the ground-up for high service density, to help enable metro service providers to increase revenue opportunities with more subscribers and more services per subscriber. 

In addition, essensys implemented eight Summit X450 and 15 Summit X250 switches. The powerful and compact Summit X450 series switches are based on the revolutionary ExtremeXOS core-class Operating System (OS), a highly resilient, modular OS that offers high availability and greatly enhances manageability. 

Extreme Networks Summit X250e provides high availability and performance at the edge of the network. Its advanced traffic management capabilities support large scale converged network rollouts and supports devices such as IP telephones, wireless APs and other devices that require power from a LAN connection as well as the regular, computing devices such as desktop and laptop computers.

Extreme Networks solutions were perfect for the Baskerville House implementation, enthused Furness. It maintains high performance from core to edge, has fully featured edge devices, a unified and modular operating system with XOS, a first-class management system in Epicentre and with the phones from Mitel, a robust and highly featured VoIP solution.

We are proud to be involved in such an extensive install at Baskerville House, seen by many as an office building of the future with its technology-rich managed offices and cutting edge design, adds Extreme Networks MD UK and Ireland, Paul Phillips. essensys is an expert in its field and did a fantastic job by completing the full deployment of the network in only 21 days, exceeding all expectations by Targetspace.


About essensys

essensys is a leading provider of IP based technology solutions to the Serviced Office, Media and Financial sectors.

The company delivers a wide range of products and services including WAN, LAN, VoIP, Citrix, Virtualisation, Managed Hosting and also IPTV, all fully managed from its state of the art Network Operations Centre located in London, England.

essensys is focussed on delivering service excellence and true value adding technologies to its customers. And it is this clarity of vision and purpose which the company believes provides the foundation for a compelling value proposition in todays highly competitive marketplace.

About Extreme Networks, Inc.

Extreme Networks designs, builds and installs Ethernet infrastructure solutions that solve the toughest business communications challenges. The companys commitment to open networking sets it apart from the alternatives by delivering meaningful insight and unprecedented control to applications and services. Extreme Networks believes openness is the best foundation for growth, freedom, flexibility and choice. Extreme Networks focuses on enterprises and service providers who demand high performance, converged networks that support voice, video and data over a wired and wireless infrastructure.

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