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Released: 21st August 2013
Santa Clara, CA – August 21, 2013 — Avaya today announced its Software-Defined Data Center framework, which is designed to deliver productivity, agility and time-to-service enhancements to businesses operating highly virtualised data centres. The Avaya Software-Defined Data Center (SDDC) framework aims to break down traditional data centre silos that require weeks or months to turn up an application and replace it with a simple five-step process that takes minutes. Avaya will demonstrate this capability at VMworld 2013 at the Moscone Center in San Francisco from August 25 – 29.
The Avaya SDDC framework includes an orchestration process that combines, customises and commissions compute, storage and network components. Use of the OpenStack cloud computing platform will allow data centre administrations to deploy virtual machines, assign storage and configure networks through a single graphical user interface. 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.
The Avaya SDDC framework is based on the following components:
The Avaya SDDC framework can ultimately provide the following benefits to businesses:
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 a wide range of 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 centre to desktop.
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