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Avaya Expands Virtualisation Capabilities to Drive the Collaborative Cloud
Avaya, a global provider of business collaboration and communications solutions and services, today announced new virtualisation solutions and enhancements to its portfolio that build on the Avaya Collaborative Cloud, the company’s strategic framework for public, private and hybrid cloud solutions.

 

Among the enhancements on display at VMworld 2012 is integrated support for VXLAN with Avaya VENA Fabric Connect, a foundational component of Avaya VENA that is based on the Shortest Path Bridging (SPB) standard. Fabric Connect makes network deployments more efficient and less prone to error by enabling changes only at the edge of the network, rather than on every device and every link. While VXLAN can help businesses maximise the effectiveness of their server virtualisation activities, integration with Avaya’s Fabric Connect will deliver scaling, simplification, and performance improvements compared to deploying VXLAN in traditional networks. The carrier-class attributes of Fabric Connect will also help enterprises scale their VXLAN deployments in a dynamic data centre environment.

 

Avaya Fabric Connect solutions are already delivering better time-to-service, reduced downtime, and enhanced operational efficiency to customers. Fabric Connect is unique amongst next-generation network technologies in offering an end-to-end, network-wide solution that goes well beyond basic multi-pathing to deliver transparent Layer 2 connectivity, flexible Layer 3 interconnectivity, and simple, scalable multicast support.

 

Avaya Fabric Connect incorporates multiple technologies, products, and deployment options that allow it to easily adapt to a wide variety of real-world networking challenges. An example of this agility is the Avaya VENA Distributed ToR (dToR) solution, which Avaya is delivering today on the Avaya Virtual Services Platform (VSP) 7000. Avaya dToR creates a faster, flatter virtual backplane by interconnecting multiple Avaya VSP 7000 switches. This can result in as much as 25 times less latency than with traditional networks[1]—crucial for next-generation application performance. Avaya dToR enables solutions that seamlessly scale to hundreds of nodes, supporting thousands of virtual machines as a single autonomic, high-performance network.

 

Avaya Collaborative Cloud solutions, including a new portfolio of cloud-ready, turnkey solutions announced separately today, codenamed Avaya Collaboration Pods, will be on display in Avaya Booth #1823 at VMWorld 2012 from August 26–30. Avaya will also demonstrate a broad range of virtualised, cloud-based solutions, including Avaya Customer Experience Management applications, AvayaLive Engage immersive web collaboration and Hosted Avaya Notification Solution, as well as interoperability with VXLAN on the new Avaya Collaboration Pods.

Published Tuesday, August 28, 2012 8:10 AM by David Marshall
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