Avaya Offers First Disaggregated Network Operating System Based on Proven Software with Comprehensive Support

15 Jun 2016

New networking disaggregation model includes pre-integrated, fully supported networking software for private label distribution

SANTA CLARA, Calif. – June 15, 2016 - Avaya today announced its flagship networking operating system software is now available on industry standard hardware for specialized solutions providers. Avaya’s move enables managed service providers, cloud service providers, systems integrators, and data center hosting companies to apply their own brand to the Avaya network operating system software, which reinforces the quality that is expected within their own brand promise. 

Avaya’s latest offering provides organizations with benefits including:

  • A proven network operating system with a robust network management application with years of live deployment exposure and more than 100,000 test scenarios ensuring comprehensive quality with each new release.

     

  • Pre-integrated software and hardware to reduce operational burdens and ensure a production- ready solution every time.

     

  • Avaya’s end-to-end virtualization capabilities and full network orchestration suite to enable automation at scale.

     

  • 24/7/365 single call comprehensive technical support from Avaya, offering the same level that customers have come to expect from branded solutions.

     

Today’s announcement marks the first phase of Avaya’s networking disaggregation model rollout, which is targeted at high density data center environments requiring platforms such as 64 port 40G or 32 port 100G. A member of the Open Compute Project, Avaya is building an ecosystem of partners to deliver an enterprise-ready networking solution.

To become a supplier of hardware, Original Device Manufacturers must be certified into the Avaya ecosystem. The first Original Device Manufacturer to certify for this program is Delta Networks, Inc., a leading Original Design Manufacturer from Taipei, Taiwan. As part of the Avaya’s ecosystem, Delta Networks Inc. will be selling standard switching platforms pre-loaded with Avaya’s network operating system.

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Quotes
“We find that customers are attracted by the promise of running third-party network software on standardized network hardware provided by multiple vendors, and they see benefits accruing from simplified management and reduced vendor lock-in. Many, though, do not want to compromise the service and support that typically accompanies purchases of vertically integrated switches. Avaya is responding to these concerns by offering the benefits of network disaggregation in conjunction with a support program that is familiar to enterprise and service-provider customers.”
--Brad Casemore, director of Research for Data Center Networking at IDC

"As the leading mobile broadband services provider in China, Avaya’s solution is an ideal fit for us. As we look to grow our switching business, our customers trust our brand, and we trust Avaya's fabric technology and support services. This is a great partnership for both companies."
--Mr. Zhao, CCT Software chairman and president of CCT Group (China Communications Technology)

“We have been watching the white-box market for some time waiting for a network operating system that was powerful and practical for end customers, and at the same time, would be manageable for us. Because Avaya’s network operating system is proven, innovative, and vendor-supported, we have confidence to sell the solution in a big way.”
--Mr. Jeff Chen, president of Delta Networks, Inc.

 “The disaggregation market for switching has been confined to hyper-scale data centers that have a large expert programming staff.  With today’s news, Avaya is offering a high-value alternative with well-established software that’s been proven across millions of ports globally for nearly two decades. This is a disruptive move for Avaya that opens the door into markets where we haven’t sold to in the past.”
--Liam Kiely, vice president, Avaya Networking

Avaya software will be offered exclusively through systems integrators certified in the program and qualifying for direct purchases with approved Original Device Manufacturers. For more information on becoming a certified partner or locating a partner in your market, please click here.  

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About Avaya
Avaya is a leading provider of solutions that enable customer and team engagement across multiple channels and devices for better customer experience, increased productivity and enhanced financial performance. Its world-class contact center and unified communications technologies and services are available in a wide variety of flexible on-premises and cloud deployment options that seamlessly integrate with non-Avaya applications. The Avaya Engagement Environment enables third parties to create and customize business applications for competitive advantage.  The Avaya fabric-based networking solutions help simplify and accelerate the deployment of business critical applications and services.  For more information please visit www.avaya.com.

About CCT
CCT has a subsidiary that is publicly traded on the Shenzhen stock exchange with a market cap of $2-3bn with annual revenue of $1+bn and YoY growth of more than 80%.  CCT is headquartered in Shenzhen, China, and has offices in Xian, Nanjing, and Chengdu.  Considered the leading mobile broadband network integrated services provider in China, CCT is focused on high-speed mobile broadband communications technology and application of state-level high-tech enterprises. For more information please visit www.huaxunchina.cn.

About DNI
Delta Networks, Inc. is a leading ODM, original design manufacturer, of networking communications equipment. Delta Networks has worldwide sales offices, R&D Development Centers, and Manufacturing plants in Taiwan and mainland China.  DNI has a rich product portfolio that ranges from Enterprise to Service Provider grade Ethernet switches to home broadband networking peripherals and equipment.  

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Christina Knittel

408-496-3417

crknittel@avaya.com