SDN Fx™ Architecture

Simplicity Everywhere—from Data Center to Network Edge


Networks 2020 - An IDC Report [PDF]

15 Mar 2017
Analyzing the market trends in the overall IT market, and the networking industry itself, IDC has highlighted the evolutionary directions that networking technology will need to follow to satisfy the needs of digitally transformed enterprises in the next decade.

Info-Tech Vendor Landscape: Enterprise Wired and Wireless LAN [PDF]

15 Sep 2016
Avaya has been ranked as an Innovator in Info-Tech Research Group’s 2016 Enterprise Wired and Wireless LAN Vendor Landscape. Avaya Networking was recognized by Info-Tech Research Group for “compelling offerings for BYOD and Internet of Things (IoT). Vendors recognized as Innovators demonstrate innovative product strengths that act as their competitive advantage in appealing to niche segments of the market.

End-To-End Network Segmentation Research [PDF]

07 Sep 2016
This research study was conducted by an independent survey research firm, and provides valuable information that assesses organizations views and readiness to implement end-to-end network segmentation.

Fabric Connect Customer Experience Research Report [PDF]

09 Feb 2015
This independent market research set out to investigate the impact Avaya Fabric Connect has had on its customer base. It shows that all key performance indicators have improved, but also that many common problems typically associated with running a network have actually been almost eradicated for some customers.


Smarter Networking with Native Stealth [PDF]

07 Sep 2016
By natively embedding stealth capabilities into the fabric of their network, organizations can significantly reduce their exposure to and risk of cyberattack. Avoiding many of the conventional hooks, and obsoleting the typical tools, that hackers seek to exploit, businesses can reduce their exposure and more tightly focus their specialist security efforts.

Smarter Networking with Hyper-Segmentation [PDF]

07 Sep 2016
With hyper-segmentation, organizations can establish borders to defend against unauthorized lateral movement, reduce their attack profile, deliver highly effective breach isolation, improve the effectiveness of anomaly scanning, and greatly improve the value of specialist security appliances.

Smarter Networking with Automatic Elasticity [PDF]

07 Sep 2016
Elasticity delivers multiple benefits to the information-centric organization: service agility is enhanced, access control can be effectively enforced, any unused or redundant configuration is rolled back, leaving the network edge “clean”. Flipping the convention of access-by-default, automatic elasticity obscures even the hint of network configuration, let alone connectivity, unless and until successful authentication.

Transforming the Airport into the Destination [PDF]

11 Jul 2016
This paper focuses on how technology can be used to help airport operators achieve three crucial goals: how to save money, how to make money, and how to gain competitive advantage.

How Avaya Networking Complements VMware Virtualization [PDF]

05 Jul 2016
Avaya Networking solutions provide significant benefits for every VMware deployment and any Software-Defined Data Center implementation.

The Smart Approach To Networking For Enhanced IoT [PDF]

22 Mar 2016
Avaya has pioneered the concept of “network elasticity”, and is uniquely positioned – by virtue of differentiated technologies – to deliver solutions that make this a reality.

The Smart Approach To Networking For Enhanced Mobility [PDF]

22 Mar 2016
Avaya creates unified access solutions that seamlessly integrate wireless with traditional access and the greater network. Featuring a holistic, cohesive approach to access control, and leveraging enterprise-class authentication and authorization capabilities, these solutions deliver what matters most: a high-quality experience, independent of the access technology.

The Smart Approach To Networking For Enhanced Agility [PDF]

09 Mar 2016
With an Avaya Fabric Connect foundation, IT can dramatically revolutionize their ability to deliver agile services. By fundamentally changing the way that the network is built and operated, businesses can shift their focus from mundane, time-consuming maintenance to value-adding initiatives; re-directing precious skills to enhance the business’s operational efficiency and competitive capability.

The Smart Approach To Networking For Enhanced Cyber Security [PDF]

04 Mar 2016
Avaya delivers businesses a smart alternative to the conventional, outdated techniques and technologies that are proving largely ineffective to digital-age threats. Solutions created using the Avaya SDN Fx™ Architecture leverage, at their foundation, a next-generation network virtualisation technology that naturally compartmentalises traffic.

Avaya Fabric Extend [PDF]

04 Jan 2016
Avaya Fabric Extend technology provides a flexible and scalable solution to enable network-wide extension over private and provider IP infrastructures for the very significant benefits that Fabric Connect is delivering businesses today.

Fact Sheets

Smart Workplace - Smart Digital World Solutions [PDF]

31 May 2016
Improve customer experience and enhance team productivity using automated, out-of-the-box tools with Smart Workplace.

Smart Networking - Smart Digital World Solutions [PDF]

31 May 2016
Eliminate complexities and build an automated, agile, world-class infrastructure with Smart Networking.

Complementing Avaya Fabric Connect with Senetas Encryption [PDF]

13 Nov 2015
An integrated Avaya-Senetas solution achieves high levels of protection for the extended network, and is relevant beyond simply the Data Center.

Avaya & Nutanix – Simplicity Meets Invisible Infrastructure [PDF]

04 Aug 2015
Nutanix and Avaya help drive simplicity and agility across the entire infrastructure. Combined they provide the ability to stand-up or scale-out applications at the speed of business.


SDN Expectations Report

20 Feb 2015
With Avaya SDN Fx™ Architecture, deploy a rich mobile application in just one day. CAN YOUR NETWORK DO THAT?™ In this Avaya-commissioned research study international IT pros share their experiences with SDN. See how enterprises are using SDN to transform network complexity into simplicity.


Infographic: Securing the Everywhere Perimeter [PDF]

07 Sep 2016
Look at the perceptions and use of end-to-end network segmentation as a baseline security approach to the new everywhere perimeter. (Based on research from an independent survey research firm.)


Avaya SDN Fx – Security at the Speed of Business [4:59]

02 Nov 2015
Avaya open software-defined networking (SDN) architecture helps companies create the agile networks required by today’s dynamic applications. The Avaya SDN Fx architecture delivers “connect anything, anywhere” simplicity, shaving weeks in provisioning time by allowing devices and users at the network edge to be added easily to the network.

Avaya Fabric Connect [3:47]

05 Jan 2015
Avaya Fabric Connect is at work now in companies worldwide, simplifying networks, maximizing agility and efficiency, delivering more network value, and lowering costs. Based on advanced shortest path bridging, Avaya Fabric Connect is the next-generation, networking technology of tomorrow. Put it to work in your business, today.

White Papers

Defining and Protecting Essential Applications and Confidential Data [PDF]

07 Sep 2016
The challenge of business continuity and information security is not the complexities of individual components or even the technology as a whole, but determining precisely which applications and what data needs protection. Avaya makes it possible for the network to handle once-manual functions automatically, reducing the potential for error, and accelerating time-to-service. This empowers the network to quickly respond to changing business requirements with precision and flexibility.

Securing the Everywhere Perimeter [PDF]

07 Sep 2016
IoT, BYOD, and cloud have fragmented the traditional network perimeter. Businesses need an effective strategy to differentiate critical applications and confidential data, partition user and devices, establish policy boundaries, and reduce their exposure. Avaya delivers technologies that help secure the everywhere-perimeter. By providing a foundational layer that seamlessly manages hyper-segmentation, native stealth, and automatic elasticity across the organization. Avaya makes protecting and managing everywhere-access practical.

Divide & Conquer: Cybersecurity Through Hyper-Segmentation

06 Sep 2016
Hackers are becoming increasingly sophisticated, forcing organizations to find a better way to thwart attacks and protect access to enterprise networks. Avaya hyper-segmentation creates dead ends for hackers. If one segment of the network is attacked, hyper-segmentation prevents uncontrolled access everywhere. Any damage is contained to one isolated segment. And, in the age of IoT, scalability is important: you can set up any number of isolated segments quickly and easily. Learn more in this white paper sponsored by Avaya.

The New World Of Network Security [PDF]

02 Sep 2016
This whitepaper offers a roadmap for implementing smart, multilevel security capabilities to simplify access control, overcome inherent vulnerabilities in the IP protocol and enable new levels of network segmentation and isolation

The Essential Guide to Avoiding Network Outages

22 Mar 2016
At Avaya, we’ve done extensive research on network outages—why they happen, how long they typically last, and how they can be avoided. We’ve found there’s a better than 1-in-3 chance that your last network outage could have been prevented. Learn simple yet effective methods to prevent costly total outages: here are five critical best practices you can take to institute a policy of prevention.

9 Must-Have Advancements for Digital Healthcare

19 Feb 2016
Often medical professionals wonder why they cannot have ubiquitous access to information and technology. The answer is often that security and network constraints are the responsible roadblocks. Learn from this paper how addressing four critical technology elements can help free the mobile medical professional.

Bedside Software-Defined Networking and the Evolution of Healthcare IT

19 Feb 2016
Often medical professionals wonder why they cannot have ubiquitous access to information and technology. The answer is often that security and network constraints are the responsible roadblocks. Learn from this paper how addressing four critical technology elements can help free the mobile medical professional.

4 Imperatives for Mobile Medical Professionals

19 Feb 2016
Often medical professionals wonder why they cannot have ubiquitous access to information and technology. The answer is often that security and network constraints are the responsible roadblocks. Learn from this paper how addressing four critical technology elements can help free the mobile medical professional.

The Value of Open vSwitch, Fabric Connect and Fabric Attach in Enterprise Data Centers [PDF]

21 Sep 2015
Avaya SDN Fx™ Architecture is based around an innovative and standards based approach that removes the legacy complexity and challenges and offers a modern foundation upon which Enterprises can design a modern data center architecture.

The Cost of Change: A Network Perspective

24 Jun 2015
Learn how a fabric network saves resources, streamlines every process, and helps you avoid high-risk changes. A Customer Experience Research Report from Dynamic Markets reported in 2015 that Avaya SDN Fx™ Architecture can help a network recover in 1/3 of a second. In this paper from ZK Research, see how Avaya’s Fabric Connect delivers a simpler, more agile network.

The Business of Speed

10 Jun 2015
Avaya SDN Fx™ Architecture can. A lengthy change cycle isn’t necessary every time your network needs an update. Find out how to move your IT staff from routine maintenance to innovative, business critical initiatives that enhance operational efficiency. With an Avaya Fabric Connect foundation, run your network at business speed.

Clinical Segmentation “done right” with Avaya SDN Fx for Healthcare [PDF]

01 May 2015
Why wait until your environment is compromised and your patients are placed at risk? The Avaya SDN Fx Healthcare solution addresses today’s challenges today with a comprehensive and extensible end-to-end solution – a solution that was co-developed with healthcare providers for healthcare providers!

Avaya Fabric Attach [PDF]

23 Feb 2015
Fabric Attach is an open technology that facilitates the automatic attachment of end-point devices, empowering businesses to dynamically deploy services and devices in a highly virtualized world. Service automation is the Holy Grail for IT. Creating solutions that enable business systems and processes to spin-up, move, or be decommissioned in real-time transitions IT from roadblock to facilitator. Avaya has developed technology to address automation of the critical “last meter”, where end-points devices meet the virtualized network.

Avaya Open Networking Adapter [PDF]

23 Feb 2015
The Avaya Open Networking Adapter (ONA) initiative delivers a family of small form-factor devices that act as a bridge between any Ethernet-equipped device and the Fabric Connect private cloud. Simply connect the business end-point via an ONA and Fabric Attach functionality takes care of the rest; provisioning is automated, and centrally defined service parameters are applied. This new class of networking product leverages open source and Avaya-specific innovations to deliver deployment simplicity and operational agility.

Software-Defined Networking Done Right [PDF]

23 Feb 2015
Avaya delivers the industry’s first holistic software-defined networking architecture, uniquely addressing the end-to-end relationship between applications, business logic, and networking services. The Avaya SDN Fx™ architecture defines a solutions framework that enables customers to reap the benefits of network simplicity, reliability, and virtualization. It supports the deployment of SDN-enabled applications in a controlled manner as, where, and when business cases drive demand.

When SDN meets Mobility [PDF]

23 Feb 2015
With wireless increasingly becoming the primary means of access for end users, it is essential that any SDN strategy encompasses the complete enterprise network including wireless and user mobility. Avaya’s holistic software-defined networking architecture covers the user experience end-to-end across the entire enterprise network. It extends from the Data Center all the way to the enterprise edge, including the wireless edge enabling customers to reap the benefits of network simplicity, reliability, and virtualization. It also supports the deployment of SDN-enabled applications in a flexible manner based on specific business cases.

Avaya Fabric Extend [PDF]

23 Feb 2015
Key solution attributes of Avaya Fabric Connect have included rapid time to service, Layer 2 and Layer 3 Unicast and IP Multicast virtualization, fast network convergence in case of failures and scalable IP multicast. However, until now Fabric Connect required dedicated physical or emulated point to point Ethernet links to enable all fabric benefits. With the introduction of Avaya Fabric Extend as part of the Avaya SDN Fx™ architecture, the SDN Fx™ Automated Core can now be extended beyond Ethernet to include IP routed connections.

Management and Orchestration of SDN [PDF]

23 Feb 2015
Avaya delivers the industry’s first holistic software-defined networking architecture, addressing the end-to-end relationship between applications, business logic, and networking services. The Avaya Fabric Orchestrator is a scalable, integrated and ready to deploy management solution that simplifies and automates orchestration of a hybrid network comprising of both Legacy Infrastructure and SDN infrastructure.

Solving Scale and Mobility in the Data Center – A New Simplified Approach [PDF]

23 Feb 2015
Inspired by designs applied in hyper-scale data centers, the broader data center market has changed dramatically. Enterprises as well as data center operators are starting to get access to the same hardware technology that hyper-scale operators have; however, the overall solutions associated with this hardware are burdened with complexity and costs that only the large operators can bear. The Avaya Fabric Connect based data center enables businesses to focus on what’s important from a business perspective and reduce attention to mundane and costly day to day tasks while driving innovation and increasing business agility.

The Software-Defined Data Center is Key to IT-as-a-Service [PDF]

20 Jan 2015
This paper, authored by Zeus Kerravala of ZK Research, discusses how the Software-Defined Data Center is Key to IT-as-a-Service; This paper concludes with some recommendations for companies looking to use this as a key point of competitive differentiation.

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