Open Networking Adapters

Seamlessly Transform Conventional Endpoints into Intelligent Open Network Nodes 

Open Networking Adapters

Create Deployment Simplicity and Operational Agility

  • Tap into the power and agility of the open community with Avaya Open Networking Adapters. They enable strikingly simple yet immensely powerful networking solutions. Their open architecture gives you access to both community and Avaya-specific innovations.
  • Use Open Networking Adapters to integrate third-party devices with the SDN-programmable Enabled Edge. Avaya’s SDN Fx™ Architecture integrates an Enabled Edge with the Automated Core, and leverages an Open Ecosystem to facilitate service agility.
  • Enable auto-attachment of generic non-networking devices to Avaya’s Fabric Connect network virtualization solution. Avaya Open Networking Adapters are a ruggedized, standalone Open vSwitch implementation. They complement the automated core—streamlining connectivity and optimizing service delivery. Open Networking Adapters allow software-defined applications to move quickly from concept to deployment.
  • Seamlessly transform conventional endpoints into intelligent, managed network nodes. Leveraging open source creates operational agility and deployment simplicity, and networking capabilities can be centrally administered.

• Automate Device Attachment

Leverage standards-based auto-attachment to deliver agile, hands-free connectivity so you can maximize the usefulness and portability of business systems.

• Virtualize Crucial Assets

Seamlessly transform business endpoints into smart assets. Integrate devices that you were traditionally forced to manage standalone into new, SDN-enabled solutions.

• Simplify Solution Deployment

Automate provisioning, centralize service definition, dynamically adapt capabilities, and retain granular control. Open vSwitch lets you transform rigid and complex solutions with new software-defined networking.

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What we do changes regularly and we need to be able to extend our network, expand our network to the operations we have. —Kroenke Sports & Entertainment
Automate Provisioning and Centralize Service Definition

Automate Provisioning and Centralize Service Definition

Simply connect your business endpoint via an Open Networking Adapter, and Fabric Attach functionality takes care of the rest. Provisioning is automated, and centrally-defined service parameters are applied. This will typically involve assignment to a mission-specific stealth network, one that is isolated from other corporate traffic and carries unique flow restrictions and quality of service attributes.
Bridge Devices and Your Private Cloud

Bridge Devices and Your Private Cloud

Hundreds, even thousands, of “network illiterate” business endpoints can now be seamlessly transformed into smart nodes on the network. Open Networking Adapters enable endpoints so they become complete elements of an enterprise’s Private Cloud, managed and monitored, with their networking capability centrally administered and controlled.
Leverage Open Source for Feature-Rich Functionality

Leverage Open Source for Feature-Rich Functionality

Open Networking Adapters maintain and extend Avaya’s proven ability to simplify the delivery of advanced services. Development in open communities, by third-party developers and directly by Avaya, provides a rich and timely source of innovation. Enterprises can build custom solutions to meet very specific business needs, without having to worry about vendor lock-in.
Gain the Ultimate Flexibility

Gain the Ultimate Flexibility

Open Networking Adapters enable the integration of third-party endpoints with Avaya’s SDN Fx Enabled Edge. No longer limited to traditional network access, the Edge can now be any point where users and their applications interact with services and infrastructure. For example, create a fully programmable interconnect from a Hypervisor in the Data Center through to an IP Phone on a desk.
Seamlessly Extend the Private Cloud

Seamlessly Extend the Private Cloud

Open Networking Adapters are an enabler for Fabric Extend, the Avaya technology that empowers the SDN Fx automated core to reach beyond the confines of Ethernet, to leverage Routed IP connections across the broader network. This delivers a flexible and scalable solution, extending the benefits of Avaya Fabric Connect over generic private and public networks.
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