Extreme Networks continued to amass a nice nest of data center technology saying today it would buy Brocade's data center networking business for $55 million in cash from its current owner Broadcom.\nBroadcom bought Brocade last year for about $5.5 billion but has since sold off Brocade\u2019s Ruckus Wireless Wi-Fi business for $800 million to Arris International and now the data center networking business to Extreme.\n+More on Network World: When the Internet Engineering Task Force meets this week in Chicago it will have a new chair \u2013 Cisco Fellow Alissa Cooper +\nExtreme said it expects the deal to push its revenues to over $1 billion for its Fiscal 2018 year which begins July 1. Specifically, it expects the Brocade deal, pending approval, to generate more than $230M in revenue. Extreme also recently agreed to be a bidder for Avaya's networking business which it expects will add $200M in revenue should Extreme win the bid. Some of Avaya\u2019s technology strengths included its network fabric and Network Micro-Segmentation technology that helps customers secure enterprise components.\nThe deals will make Extreme the fastest growing network business in the world, said Ed Meyercord, President and CEO of Extreme Networks. The company\u2019s moves in the past year give it a complete data center, core, campus and edge\u00a0network portfolio, Meyercord said.\nSpecifically from Brocade, Extreme will get that company\u2019s VDX, MLX and SLX switches and (UPDATE: Since the announcement Extreme has clarified which software will come from Brocade, including Flow Optimizer; Workflow Composer and automation suites from Brocade\u2019s StackStorm acquisition (2016); Automation Suites; Envision network and analytics, Packet Brokers and NVA Virtual TAP (vTAP). It does not apparently include the Virtual Application Delivery Controller, Virtual Router and SDN Controller packages. Maybe F5? ) \u00a0\nThe buy would give Extreme a potent high-end data center offering, according to Norman Rice, an executive vice president with Extreme.\nMore on Network World: IBM on the state of network security: Abysmal+\n\u201cOur portfolio now targets the data center in ways we couldn\u2019t before. And we will retain the Brocade sales team and support to continue growing this business,\u201d Rice stated. Extreme did not disclose how many Brocade employees would be coming along with the buy.\nThis announcement is the latest in a series of acquisitions the company has made over the last six months to grow the vendor\u2019s data center, core, campus and edge\u00a0networking family.\u00a0\nIn October 2016, the company closed its acquisition of the wireless LAN business from Zebra Technology Corporation, which is expected to generate over $115 million in annualized revenue. Earlier in March, the company announced that it entered into an agreement with Avaya Inc. to be the stalking horse bidder to acquire its networking business in an auction process. The transaction remains subject to customary closing conditions and regulatory approvals and is currently anticipated to close within 2 to 3 months.\nExtreme said that he closing of the transaction is contingent on Broadcom closing its acquisition of Brocade, announced on November 2, 2016 and approved by Brocade shareholders on January 26, 2017. Broadcom expects to close the Brocade acquisition in its third fiscal quarter ending July 30, 2017.