Saudi Arabia's Zuhair Fayez Partnership (ZFP) Selects Avaya and Partner BMC to Create Virtual Computing Environment for Growing Consultancy Business

05 May 2011
  • Saudi Arabia's Zuhair Fayez Partnership (ZFP) has opted for Avaya to simplify its network infrastructure operations for 3000 staff as it moves to a virtualized environment
  • ZFP's Avaya network is set to increase business performance by 12 percent while reducing operational and maintenance costs
  • Avaya partner BMC will install the Avaya Virtual Services Platform 9000 to boost application responsiveness and deliver carrier-class reliability for ZFP
JEDDAH, KINGDOM OF SAUDI ARABIA - Zuhair Fayez Partnership (ZFP), one of Saudi Arabia's most successful consultancy firms specializing in Architecture, Engineering & Information Systems, is set to deploy Avaya's Virtual Service Platform (VSP) 9000 to deliver high-performance and high–availability Ethernet switching as the company moves toward a next-generation virtualized data center environment. Aimed at simplifying ZFP's network infrastructure operations, the Avaya deployment, which will be managed by platinum-level partner BMC, is anticipated to deliver significant operational and maintenance savings as well as a measurable increase in ZFP's business performance. 
 
Serving 3000 users at five main branches and 20 remote sites, ZFP's Avaya infrastructure will enable the company to provide virtual services in a cloud-based environment and maximize the efficiency of its existing IT resources. The Avaya VSP 9000, a key element of Avaya's Virtual Enterprise Network Architecture (VENA) data networking strategy, will support ZFP users that require round-the-clock access to key applications. The Avaya solution, to be deployed by partner BMC, will reduce power consumption, alleviate data center complexity and deliver ultra-reliable system uptime. It will also help address ZFP's future needs with support for the emerging 40 and 100 Gigabit Ethernet standards.
 
Quotes
"The Avaya Virtual Services Platform 9000 will enable ZFP to achieve maximum business benefit from a virtualized computing environment. As our construction and IT consultancy expands, Avaya's Ethernet switching solution will provide a consistently high standard of system availability and scalability, delivering more efficient use of our data centre while working more cost-effectively."
Salem Banajah, Director of MIS and BMS, Zuhair Fayez Partnership (ZFP) Jeddah
 
"With the deployment of the Avaya VSP 9000, ZFP is one of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia's first adopters of a next-generation virtualized data center. This forward-thinking approach will enable ZFP to scale and deploy new applications dynamically in a cloud-based computing environment as its business grows and its needs evolve. With support from Avaya partner BMC, ZFP is set to reap the benefits of a network that reduces operating costs and is less complex, better performing and future-proof."
Fadi Hani, Managing Director, Avaya Saudi Arabia
 
Tags
Ethernet switching, Avaya VENA, Avaya VSP 9000, data center
 
About Avaya
Avaya is a global leader in business communications and collaboration, providing unified communications, contact centers, data solutions and related services to companies of all sizes around the world. For more information please visit www.avaya.com.
 
Certain statements contained in this press release are forward-looking statements. These statements may be identified by the use of forward-looking terminology such as "anticipate," "believe," "continue," "could," "estimate," "expect," "intend," "may," "might," "plan," "potential," "predict," "should" or "will" or other similar terminology. We have based these forward-looking statements on our current expectations, assumptions, estimates and projections. While we believe these expectations, assumptions, estimates and projections are reasonable, such forward looking statements are only predictions and involve known and unknown risks and uncertainties, many of which are beyond our control. These and other important factors may cause our actual results, performance or achievements to differ materially from any future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by these forward-looking statements. For a list and description of such risks and uncertainties, please refer to Avaya's filings with the SEC that are available at www.sec.gov. Avaya disclaims any intention or obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

Allesandra de Santillana, Media Relations

Avaya

+33-1-40-94-79-58

adesantillana@avaya.com

Reporter