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April 27, 2010

Avaya Intros New Data Products to Support Growing Needs of Unified Communications Applications

By Anshu Shrivastava
TMCnet Contributor

Avaya, a provider of enterprise communications systems, software and services, has introduced new data products that are specifically designed to support the growing needs of today's bandwidth-hungry video and unified communications applications.

Company officials said that these products are designed to address the main challenge that enterprises face today -- how to "cost-effectively add the bandwidth needed to position them for growth."

The company's newest product offerings include four solutions that unify previously disparate networking elements to increase network dependability, efficiency and scalability. These products are Avaya (News - Alert) Ethernet Routing Switch 8800; Avaya Wireless LAN 8100 Series; Avaya Unified Communications Management (UCM), Configuration and Orchestration Manager (COM); and Avaya Advanced Gateway (News - Alert) 2330.

Avaya Advanced Gateway 2330 is a session initiation protocol (SIP) gateway, survivable voice services for branch locations. Company officials said that it's upgradable to support a full suite of routing and WAN services.

Avaya Ethernet Routing Switch 8800 helps enterprise campuses and data centers boost capacity to embrace UC, virtualization and unified wireless solutions, while Avaya Wireless LAN 8100 Series is an advanced Enterprise Class 802.11n wireless solution that extends UC applications to mobile users.

Company officials said that Avaya Unified Communications (News - Alert) Management (UCM), Configuration and Orchestration Manager (COM) is a high-density network management application that is part of the Unified Communications Management (UCM) solution that can effectively manage multi-user configuration, provisioning and troubleshooting for a wide range of enterprise technologies.

Avaya COM offers intuitive wizards and templates to simplify configuration of complex network technologies including SMLT/MLT, Multicast, Routing, VLAN and VRF. The Avaya Unified Communications Management solution is a one-stop-shop portal that manages data, voice, wired and wireless networks as well as heterogeneous network infrastructures.

"With the introduction of Avaya's data solutions, we can help enterprises more easily adapt to business needs by delivering immediate and long term value," said Joel Hackney (News - Alert), president for Data Solutions at Avaya.

Company officials said that "Fit for Purpose" network solutions are designed to deliver "unique communications applications -- the specific tools needed by a specific company -- better and cheaper."

 "The Avaya Data Solutions business is positioned to play a critical role in Avaya's growth as we lead the industry to 'Fit for Purpose' data and SIP-based communications technologies that will redefine the IT value proposition and offer the best return on investment for business communications," said Kevin Kennedy (News - Alert), president and chief executive officer at Avaya.

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

Edited by Alice Straight


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