Avaya targets Indian CIOs with open SDN architecture

Avaya has introduced an open software-defined networking (SDN) architecture that will help the Indian government delivering on its digital inclusion vision. “The Avaya SDN Fx architecture is the first to deliver the “smart foundation” required to connect anything, anywhere,” the company said.

The new architecture shaves off weeks in provisioning time by allowing devices and users at the network edge to be added easily to the network. Built on the Avaya Fabric Networking technology, the architecture features new products and capabilities for a complete solution that delivers on the promise of SDN, without the hidden complexity that comes with the towering overlays of software and hardware inherent in many other vendor approaches.

 Avaya targets Indian CIOs with open SDN architecture

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The Avaya SDN Fx architecture includes: the Open Networking Adapter (ONA) provides a plug-n-play network connection for any device with an Ethernet port including medical devices, manufacturing machines, and branch office switches. Targeted for non-IT personnel, this card deck-sized appliance automatically provisions a QoS-customized virtual path across the network that mitigates security risks, allowing simple, powerful management of thousands of devices.

The Fabric Orchestrator manages and orchestrates the Ethernet fabric as well as provides SDN Control to north and south bound interfaces. SDN capabilities include OpenFlow, OpenDaylight and OpenStack.

Fabric Extenda new capability in Avaya Fabric Connect enables the extensibility of Fabric networking across any IP based network without loss of functionality.

The Avaya SDN Fx architecture can support a wide range of use cases, such as supporting the security and mobility of devices connecting to the ever-growing Internet of Things.

"CIOs are unnecessarily overburdened by archaic networks and frustrated by the disparity between the promised results of new technologies and the reality that most vendors deliver.  There’s a better way: Avaya Fabric Connect already relieves 75 percent of the top network issues identified by IT departments, and we’re building on that with SDN Fx. This is the foundation that accelerates deployment of smart cities and mobile environments everywhere, and improves performance of customer and team engagement solution that the industry has been demanding. Avaya is proud to have made it for India and can deliver it today," Priyadarshi Mohapatra, MD, Avaya India and SAARC said.

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Updated Date: Feb 25, 2015 18:37:18 IST