Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Avaya Simplifies Virtualization in the Data Center and Across the Network

Delivers New Data Center Switch and Network Management Solution; Extends Reach

and Capabilities of Avaya VENA

• Avaya expands its data networking portfolio with new offerings that simplify the design,

deployment and management of data centers

• Avaya VSP 7000 top-of-rack switch delivers high-density 10GbE with a hardware

architecture designed to preserve customer investment

• Avaya VPS streamlines the management of virtual machines and brings visibility, control

and automation to virtualized data centers

Dubai, UAE (May 4, 2011) – Avaya today announced that it will showcase new data networking

solutions at Interop Las Vegas that will allow customers to simplify the design, deployment, and

management of data centers and next generation networks. These offerings extend the reach

and capabilities of the Avaya Virtual Enterprise Network Architecture (VENA), an enterprise-

wide virtualization strategy that simplifies the network, streamlines the deployment of cloud-

based services and improves the delivery of always-on content.

Avaya Virtual Services Platform (VSP) 7000

The Avaya VSP 7000 is a data center grade high-density 10GbE top-of-rack switch that will

make data centers less complex, more cost effective, and easier to manage and troubleshoot.

It features a flexible fifth generation ASIC technology designed to preserve customer

investment, and will provide unique hardware capabilities such as media dependent adapters

for connectivity services ranging from 10Gig, to 40Gig, to 100Gig or native Fiber Channel, as

well as an integrated multi-terabit fabric interconnect stack for ultra high bandwidth and ultra

low latency east/west traffic flows. The Avaya VSP 7000 includes hot swappable redundant

power supplies and fan trays with support for multiple airflow configurations optimized for the

data center. It will offer capabilities such as Switch Clustering, Virtual Services Fabric built on

Shortest Path Bridging (SPB), Edge Virtual Bridging (EVB), and Fiber Channel over Ethernet

(FCoE) through a simple software upgrade.

Avaya Virtual Provisioning Service (VPS)

Avaya VPS is a virtualization management solution that will provide better integration of

application virtualization and network virtualization by giving network administrators the tools

they need to manage, troubleshoot, provision and secure virtual machines (VMs) across the

network. As part of Avaya VENA, Avaya VPS simplifies VM mobility and makes it transparent

to the end user, ensuring that the network is synchronized to VM activations, deactivations and

changes. It streamlines and automates data center network provisioning, contributing to higher

network availability and greatly reducing the risk of human error.

Avaya Professional Services (APS)

In addition to new data solutions, Avaya announced an enhanced suite of turnkey and

standalone professional services that will help customers and business partners easily enable

Avaya VENA in the data center and campus. These services will provide deep expertise in the

design and deployment of next generation virtualized networks, and include migration strategies

and financial models to help customers identify the return on investment and reduced total cost

of ownership that Avaya VENA delivers. Enterprise customers of all sizes should contact their

local Avaya account manager or authorized partner to learn more and get started.


“Virtualization has transformed almost every part of IT today. With the tripling of end-user

devices in the enterprise and the resulting increase in network complexity, it is hard to think

of a company that hasn't been impacted by virtualization. With VENA, Avaya enables a

consistent enterprise-wide architecture that lets IT decide how far and how quickly they

want to extend virtualization across their networks. The introduction of the Avaya VSP 7000

is significant as the company continues to deliver against the Avaya VENA roadmap—it

gives Avaya a competitive edge with a complete portfolio of core and top-of-rack data center


—Zeus Kerravala, distinguished research fellow and senior VP, Yankee Group

“Customers want next generation data centers that are easy to design, effortless to

deploy, and painless to manage. Avaya VENA offers this level of simplicity across the

enterprise network, alongside new solutions from Avaya that will further reduce the

complexity of virtualization in the data center. The Avaya VSP 7000 provides a critical

infrastructure component for Avaya’s data center portfolio in the form of a flexible, high-

density 10GbE top-of-rack switch designed to protect customer investment, while Avaya’s

Virtual Provisioning Service extends Avaya VENA’s capabilities to make the management of

virtualized networks easier than ever.”

—Nidal Abou-Ltaif, Vice President – Emerging Markets, Avaya

Additional Resources

Product: Avaya Virtual Services Platform (VSP) 7000

Product: Avaya Virtual Provisioning Service (VPS)

Product: Avaya VENA

Microsite: Avaya @ Interop Las Vegas 2011

Images: Avaya VSP 7000


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communications, contact centers, data solutions and related services to companies of all sizes

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