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Avaya Announces Data Networking Solutions for Virtual Enterprise Network Architecture

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May 04, 2011

Avaya Announces Data Networking Solutions for Virtual Enterprise Network Architecture

By Rajani Baburajan, TMCnet Contributor

Avaya (News - Alert), enterprise communications system provider, will demonstrate new data networking solutions that allow users to simplify design, deployment, and management of data centers and next generation networks.

These data networking solutions extend capabilities of the Avaya Virtual Enterprise Network Architecture (VENA), an enterprise-wide virtualization strategy. VENA is designed to simplify the network, streamline the deployment of cloud-based services and improve the delivery of always-on content.

The new solutions called Avaya VSP 7000 will be showcased at Interop (News - Alert) Las Vegas. The Avaya VSP 7000, a data center grade 10GbE top-of-rack switch, will make data centers less complex, more cost effective, and easier to manage and troubleshoot, company officials said.

“Our Avaya switches are as reliable as the concrete used in our bunker. They simply don't fail. With support for high levels of resiliency, a multi-terabit fabric interconnect stack and the virtualization capabilities of Avaya VENA, the Avaya VSP 7000 promises to help us drive further deployment in our data center and make it faster, simpler, and just as reliable,” said Jason McGinnis, president of InfoBunker.

The switches feature a flexible fifth generation ASIC technology especially designed to preserve customer investment. It will offer unique hardware capabilities such as media dependent adapters for connectivity services ranging from 10Gig, to 40Gig, to 100Gig or native Fiber Channel.

“Customers want next generation data centers that are easy to design, effortless to deploy, and painless to manage. Avaya VENA offers this level of simplicity across the enterprise network, alongside new solutions from Avaya that will further reduce the complexity of virtualization in the data center,” said Steve Bandrowczak, vice president and general manager of Data Solutions at Avaya, in a statement.

The Avaya VSP 7000 includes hot swappable redundant power supplies and fan trays with support for multiple airflow configurations optimized for the data center.

Avaya recently announced it expanded the capabilities of its Avaya Virtual Enterprise Network Architecture (Avaya VENA) beyond the data center to the campus network. The company’s tweaked data networking strategy is supposed to ease the deployment process of collaboration applications.

Rajani Baburajan is a contributing editor for TMCnet. To read more of Rajani's articles, please visit her columnist page.

Edited by Jennifer Russell

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