Avaya Software-Defined Data Center framework benefits

Avaya announced its Software-Defined Data Center framework.

The Avaya Software-Defined Data Center (SDDC) framework aims to break down traditional data center silos.

Avaya on Wednesday said it will demonstrate this capability at VMworld 2013 at the Moscone Center in San Francisco from August 25 – 29.

The Avaya SDDC framework includes a process that combines, customizes and commissions compute, storage and network components.

Avaya Fabric Connect further enhances the OpenStack environment by removing restrictions in traditional Ethernet VLAN / Spanning Tree-based networks to enable a more dynamic, flexible and scalable network services model than exists today.

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“This announcement demonstrates that enterprises can immediately realize the operational benefits of real-time orchestration and automation. While some remain hung-up on definitions of SDN and what it might to deliver in the future, Avaya is delivering tangible business benefits today,” said Marc Randall, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Avaya Networking.

Avaya SDDC framework benefits

Cloud services enabled in minutes through a five-step process.

Simple end-point provisioning enables virtual machine mobility within and between geographically dispersed data centers.

Co0ordinated allocation of data center resources via a single interface will streamline the deployment of applications.

Services scale to more than 16 million unique services, up from the limitation of 4000 in traditional Ethernet networks.

Businesses can overcome current VLAN challenges to deliver a load-balanced, loop-free network where any logical topology can be built, independent of the physical layout.

Avaya’s Software-Defined Data Center framework is the first phase of Avaya’s Software-Defined Networking roadmap. Avaya Fabric Connect is available today on networking platforms including Virtual Service Platform 9000, Ethernet Routing Switch 8800, Virtual Services Platform 7000 and Virtual Services Platform 4000.

The Avaya Horizon-based Management Platform and open APIs will be generally available next year. Future initiatives include the extension of Fabric Connect and Orchestration to deliver end-to-end service creation and delivery from data center to desktop.

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