SDN Fx climbs into Burj Khalifa

19 Oct 2015
NEW DELHI, INDIA: Avaya, a provider of networking and engagement solutions, announced the implementation of Avaya’s SDN Fx technology within Burj Khalifa, the world’s tallest building. This next-generation technology infrastructure will enable guests, tenants, and IT teams to enjoy the best network quality experience, with no downtime, says the company.

A mixed-use tower, Burj Khalifa has residences, offices, common areas, leisure attractions, and much more. To meet tenants and visitors service-level expectations, it requires a networking platform that is secure, flexible, scalable and robust. This is now enabled with SDN Fx, Avaya’s fabric-based, software-defined network architecture for ‘Simplicity Everywhere’.

With Avaya’s SDN Fx networking technology, Burj Khalifa will also benefit from effortless and efficient network roll-out, while ensuring reliability in service delivery and network access. From Wi-Fi accessibility to allowing access to personal devices, Avaya’s SDN Fx allows these to be managed and provisioned quickly for happier tenants and visitors, and more efficient network management, as further explained.

Towering at over 828 metres (2,716.5 ft.), Burj Khalifa has a total built-up area of 5.67 million square feet. It has 1.85 million sq. ft. of residential space and over 300,000 sq. ft. of prime office space, and is home to the world’s highest observation deck, At the Top, Burj Khalifa SKY.

This article appeared in CIOL on 19 October 2015