Avaya Announces New Innovations in Fabric-Enabled Networking
For Immediate Release:17 Apr 2013
- Avaya VENA Fabric Connect increases simplicity, scalability and resiliency in new model for IP Multicast
- Industry's first fabric-enabled multi-service / multi-tenant edge device extends the end-to-end reach of Avaya VENA Fabric Connect to remote offices
- Avaya VENA Fabric Connect selected to support InteropNet, one of the world's largest temporary networks built for Interop 2013, a premier networking industry event
As the growth in video and as emerging transport models such as VXLAN and NVGRE take hold, IP Multicast takes on a more critical, central role in the network. The limitations of the traditional approach are exposed in impacts to scale, application performance and resiliency. In contrast, IP Multicast over Avaya Fabric Connect delivers the simplicity, scalability and resiliency needed for Multicast’s most demanding applications by:
- Using a single protocol as opposed to several complex protocol overlays
- Supporting tens of thousands of streams as opposed to hundreds
- Providing sub-second failover times (< 200msec) as opposed to seconds or minutes
- Enabling single command configuration on end-points as opposed to complex network-wide configuration
- Driving network traffic through the shortest latent path as opposed to routing through various dedicated rendezvous points
- Designing for multi-tenant functionality to support virtualization
The VSP 4000 is the industry's first fabric-enabled multi-service / multi-tenant edge device that further extends the Avaya VENA Fabric Connect across the entire network to the campus, metro or WAN edge. The VSP 4000 is delivered on a low-cost, Gigabit /10 Gigabit access device, equipped with full multi-service functionality, a carrier-grade operating system, PoE+ support, and AC/DC power options and can deliver the following deployment models:
- Smaller enterprises looking for cost effective virtualization technology to help reduce network complexity, increase agility and improve network uptime
- Distributed enterprises where there is a desire to extend Avaya VENA Fabric Connect over Service Provider WAN connections or Metro Area Rings to reach remote offices
- Secure traffic separation for multi-tenant environments (different departments, companies) or for regulatory compliance (PCI DCC)
- IP video surveillance networks to provide efficient and scalable Unicast / Multicast support as well as provide power for IP Surveillance cameras
As the leading provider of networking and communications equipment for the Interop 2013 network, Avaya is deploying Avaya VENA Fabric Connect for the InteropNet backbone. The technology will dramatically simplify the design, deployment and management of the InteropNet network, as well as support the heavy demand of this premier, networking industry event. The network will showcase the most recent Avaya innovations, including the extension of the network fabric from the Network Operations Center to the Interop show floor using the VSP 4000, and the integration of scalable Layer 2, Layer 3 and the newly announced IP Multicast services over Avaya Fabric Connect. In addition to VSP 4000, the network deployment will also include the VSP 9000 and ERS 8800 Series products. Interop 2013 will be held May 6-10 at the Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas, Nevada.
"Avaya is fundamentally changing the way Multicast is delivered. When testing their IP Multicast over Avaya Fabric Connect functionality, all the resources I had in my lab couldn’t stress their solution. Also, during failover testing, I was amazed that the network and the Multicast services re-converged faster than I could record it. We look forward to working with Avaya to deliver scalable, and efficient video surveillance solutions for our customers."
- Darren Giacomini, Lead Architect, Pelco
- Glenn Evans, Lead Architect, InteropNet
- Marc Randall, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Avaya Networking
Fact Sheet: Virtual Services Platform 4000 Series
Images: VSP 4000 http://www.flickr.com/photos/avaya/sets/72157633248681395/
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