Avaya today announced new data networking solutions that will allow businesses in Asia to simplify the design, deployment, and management of data centres and next generation networks. The solutions will make data centres more cost effective and easier to manage and troubleshoot.
These offerings extend the reach and capabilities of the Avaya Virtual Enterprise Network Architecture (VENA), an enterprise-wide virtualization strategy that simplifies the network, streamlines the deployment of cloud-based services and improves the delivery of always-on content.
Avaya Virtual Services Platform (VSP) 7000
The Avaya VSP 7000 is a data centre grade high-density 10GbE top-of-rack switch that will make data centres less complex, more cost effective, and easier to manage and troubleshoot. It features a flexible fifth generation ASIC technology designed to preserve customer investment, and will provide unique hardware capabilities such as media dependent adapters for connectivity services ranging from 10Gig, to 40Gig, to 100Gig or native Fibre Channel and an integrated multi-terabit fabric interconnect stack for ultra high bandwidth and ultra low latency east/west traffic flows. The Avaya VSP 7000 includes hot swappable redundant power supplies and fan trays with support for multiple airflow configurations optimized for the data centre. It will offer capabilities such as Switch Clustering, Virtual Services Fabric built on Shortest Path Bridging (SPB), Edge Virtual Bridging (EVB), and Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE) through a simple software upgrade.
Avaya Virtual Provisioning Service (VPS)
Avaya VPS is a virtualization management solution that will provide better integration of application virtualization and network virtualization by giving network administrators the tools they need to manage, troubleshoot, provision and secure virtual machines (VMs) across the network. As part of Avaya VENA, Avaya VPS simplifies VM mobility and makes it transparent to the end user, ensuring that the network is synchronized to VM activations, deactivations and changes. It streamlines and automates data centre network provisioning, contributing to higher network availability and greatly reducing the risk of human error.
Avaya Professional Services (APS)
In addition to new data solutions, Avaya announced an enhanced suite of turnkey and standalone professional services that will help customers and business partners easily enable Avaya VENA in the data centre and campus. These services will provide deep expertise in the design and deployment of next generation virtualized networks, and include migration strategies and financial models to help customers identify the return on investment and reduced total cost of ownership that Avaya VENA delivers. Enterprise customers of all sizes should contact their local Avaya account manager or authorized partner to learn more and get started.