Avaya Data Networking

Fabric Connect Technology To Secure and Future Proof Your Business


Data Networking

Avaya’s adoption of the Nortel Data Networking portfolio is in the past, but Avaya's future in Data Networking is on the rise. From enterprise market to campus and over to data centers. Even at the branch level Avaya's scaling both size and geography.

Avaya current data networking vision and roadmap is compelling. Avaya believes that the technology, customer base, and innovative product roadmap represents a compelling value proposition for many types or organisations.

Avayas data networking portfolio is grouped into five broad areas including:

  • Ethernet Switching – a range of LAN Switches for Data centre, Core, Edge, and Branch applications
  • Wireless Networking – a cost-effective solution enabling Enterprises to deploy Wireless coverage
  • Unified Branch – a range of Routers and VPN Appliances that provide a secure connection for Branches
  • Access Control – solutions that provide policy decision to enforce role-based Access Control to the network
  • Unified Management – providing support for data and voice networks by simplifying the requirements associated across functional areas.

Avaya and Syndeticom are tremendously excited about the future for Avaya's data portfolio and already one of Australia big four have invested heavily.

Identity Engines

Avaya Identity Engines Portfolio solutions enable businesses to control who accesses a network, when, where, and how the network is accessed, and which devices will be allowed on the network.

IT departments today are faced with a growing challenge: to maintain network security while facilitating access via wired, wireless and VPN networks for employees, contractors, guests and others who may be on or off premise. They’re being asked to provide only as much access as each user requires, to ensure that user devices are healthy and in compliance with the chosen security policy, and to provide that access in real time. With an increasing number of users bringing personal devices into work as a result of the Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) trend, it is essential that IT departments have control and visibility over network access without limiting the flexibility and value these devices deliver for anytime, anywhere productivity and collaboration.

The Avaya Identity Engines portfolio enables enterprises to:

  • Comply with regulatory requirements
  • Control who enters the network
  • Deliver differentiated access based on user roles
  • Provide data privacy and restricted access to applications
  • Provide true network protection, preventing data loss and the exposure to vulnerabilities

Virtual Enterprise Network Architecture (VENA)

Avaya‟s Virtual Enterprise Network Architecture (VENA) helps enterprises reap the benefits of virtualization in a simplified and cost-effective manner. Unlike other "virtualized" products on the market, Avaya offers a comprehensive architecture that optimizes the network for business applications and services through virtualization. This technology utilizes a new, end-to-end, enterprise-wide architecture designed to help CIOs and IT departments meet the surging demand for new content and business collaboration applications. You can implement Avaya VENA in phases that suit your environment.

The Avaya VENA architecture increases scalability by delivering an infrastructure that creates a "private cloud" to deliver always-on content and access to applications in a dramatically simplified model. This approach also protects enterprises' core networks from the costly failures and human-error issues that are often experienced by the traditional, complicated process for provisioning or adding, deleting or changing applications in a virtualized environment.

One of the most attractive features of Avaya VENA is its flexibility. The new architecture features a Virtual Services Fabric that provides an end-to-end connection from the desktop all the way through to the data center. Avaya VENA also includes products from their industry-leading partners, including VMware, for virtualization; Coraid and Dell for converged Ethernet storage area network (SAN); Communication Resources Inc (CRI), for virtualized servers; and Silver Peak Systems, for data center WAN optimization.