Avaya Announces Software-Defined Data Center Framework and Roadmap
For Immediate Release:21 Aug 2013
- Leverages OpenStack's cloud operating system to deliver open, multi-resource service orchestration and automation
- Avaya Fabric Connect technology to be integrated into the OpenStack framework simplifying movement of Virtual Machines within and between Data Centers.
- Will enable enterprises and service providers to turn up cloud-based services in minutes with scalability up to 16 million tenanted applications
- Avaya Fabric Connect technology as the virtual backbone to interconnect resource pools within and between data centers with increased flexibility and scale
- An Avaya OpenStack Horizon-based Management Platform, delivering orchestration for compute (Nova), storage (Cinder/Swift) and network via Avaya Fabric Connect (Neutron)
- Open APIs into the Avaya Fabric Connect architecture for ease of integration, customization and interoperability with other Software-Defined Networking architectures
- Reduced Time-to-Service: cloud services enabled in minutes through a five-step process
- Simplified Virtual Machine Mobility: simple end-point provisioning enabling virtual machine mobility within and between geographically dispersed data centers
- Multi-Vendor Orchestration: coordinated allocation of data center resources via a single interface to streamline the deployment of applications
- Scale-out Connectivity: services scale to more than 16 million unique services, up from the limitation of 4000 in traditional Ethernet networks
- Secure Multi-Tenancy: leveraging network, compute and storage layer abstraction and isolation
- Improved Network Flexibility: overcomes current VLAN challenges to deliver a load-balanced, loop-free network where any logical topology can be built, independent of the physical layout
"In many ways this is a logical evolution of Avaya's Data Center networking portfolio. Having executed on its vision of using Fabric Connect (based on enhanced Shortest Path Bridging) as an end-to-end architecture, it only makes sense to wrap it with an orchestration and automation enabler like OpenStack. This is a natural and powerful extension for Avaya, and their present and future customers will surely embrace it."
-Rohit Mehra, vice president, Network Infrastructure, IDC
-Wolfgang Boschert, Head of Security & LAN Infrastructure, Fiducia IT AG
-Marc Randall, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Avaya Networking
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