Extreme Networks has acquired Aerohive for $210m, adding cloud management and edge capabilities to Extreme’s portfolio of cloud networking solutions.
Aerohive specialises in cloud management, AI and machine learning, and has a global footprint of 30,000 cloud wireless LAN customers in verticals including education, healthcare, state and local government and retail.
The deal also expands Extreme’s mix of revenues to approximately 30% from subscription recurring revenue.
Extreme expects to gain new SD-WAN capabilities, in all expanding its total addressable market by a total of $1bn in a market with a CAGR of 19% 2019 through 2022.
Ed Meyercord, President and CEO, Extreme Networks, said: “The acquisition of Aerohive adds a proven and cloud services platform and subscription service model for Extreme’s customers and partners.
"Extreme continues to invest in software and AI to expand the automation capabilities across our portfolio of edge-to-cloud networking solutions.
"The ability to improve user experiences, lower operating expenses, and deliver cloud-managed networks is key to our strategy.”
David Flynn, President and CEO of Aerohive, added:
“This acquisition is a major milestone for Aerohive. The role that cloud-managed technology plays in modern enterprises is impossible to overstate – it is where digital transformation is won and lost.”