Software-Defined Networking

Create Cloud Services in Minutes—Instead of Weeks or Months

The Avaya Software-Defined Data Center framework offers a simple five-step process for deploying cloud-based services in just a few minutes.

The first phase of Avaya’s Software-Defined Networking strategy, our framework busts down the frustration, complexity, and lack of agility that’s been the norm in building and deploying new applications. Avaya replaces complicated, independent provisioning steps between the compute, storage, and networking teams with our five-step solution. With Avaya, the compute, storage, and network components are automatically combined, customized, and commissioned through a common orchestration layer.

Avaya’s Software-Defined Data Center framework leverages OpenStack, an open-source cloud operating system. Now data center administrations can spin up virtual machines, assign storage, and configure networks through a single GUI. This increases speed, coordination, and agility when turning up new applications.

Avaya Fabric Connect enhances the OpenStack environment by removing the restrictions of traditional Ethernet Virtual LAN/Spanning Tree-based networks. Fabric Connect turns a complex, rigid, and un-scalable model of building network services into a dynamic, flexible, and scalable one. It facilitates the unrestricted movement of virtual machines inside the OpenStack environment, within and between Data Centers.

Inside Avaya Software-Defined Data Center Architecture

  • Reduced Time to Service: Cloud services enabled in minutes, in five steps.
  • Simplified Virtual Machine Mobility: Endpoint provisioning to enable Virtual Machine mobility within and between geographically dispersed data centers.
  • Multi-Vendor Orchestration: Coordinated allocation of compute, storage, and networking resources via a single interface to streamline the deployment of applications.
  • Openness: Avaya Fabric Connect open APIs ease integration, customization and interoperability with other Software-Defined Networking architectures.
  • Scale-Out Connectivity: Services scale to more than 16 million unique services, up from the four thousand limitation of traditional Ethernet networks.
  • Effective Multi-Tenancy: Achieved through network, compute, and storage layer abstraction and isolation.
  • Improved Network Flexibility: Overcomes the current Virtual LAN challenges to deliver a load-balanced, loop-free network where any logical topology can be built independent of the physical topology and with simple endpoint provisioning.

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