Avaya Fabric Connect extends SPB to wiring closets

08 Apr 2014
Avaya is pushing its Ethernet fabric all the way to the campus edge to enable automated network provisioning and simpler troubleshooting across the enterprise. The company is extending Virtual Enterprise Network Architecture, its Ethernet fabric based on Shortest Path Bridging, to the wiring closet by adding its VENA Fabric Connect feature to the ERS 4800, Avaya's flagship campus closet switch. Ethernet fabrics like VENA are widely considered data center technologies, but Avaya Fabric Connect can enable VENA's simpler provisioning, management and troubleshooting in campus networks. By Shamus McGillicuddy, TechTarget