LAS VEGAS (May 8, 2012) – Avaya today announced at Interop Las Vegas 2012 a number of  new customer deployments from across the globe that showcase the benefits of Avaya’s Virtual Enterprise Network Architecture (VENA) and its growing adoption by enterprises. Worldwide, thousands of customers have deployed key components of Avaya VENA in their networks.

Avaya VENA is an enterprise-wide virtualization solution that simplifies the design and management of networks, streamlines the deployment of cloud-based services and improves the delivery of always-on content.

Today’s enterprise networks are evolving dramatically, growing in scale and becoming increasingly complex. Traditional networks do not provide the flexibility, resiliency or performance that customers require for critical business applications, cloud networks and the glut of new, high-bandwidth devices. Avaya VENA eliminates these traditional constraints to make networks more flexible, reliable and resilient.

Avaya VENA Enterprise Fabric

Based on the IEEE 802.1aq Shortest Path Bridging standard, Avaya VENA’s Enterprise Fabric simplifies the provisioning of services and the configuration of networks. It enables services to be added up to 25 times[1] more quickly with less risk, since changes only need to be made to the edge of the network rather than to every device and link.

  • Avaya’s Enterprise Fabric allows Sparebanken Vest, one of the three largest Norwegian banks, and one of the oldest, to more quickly plan and implement upgrades and changes to the advanced cloud-based network that supports its 68 locations.
  • It facilitates the adoption of technology-enhanced learning initiatives at Leeds Metropolitan University’s, and has contributed to a 200-fold improvement in network failover time that ensures that students and faculty are not impacted during planned or unplanned transitions.
  • Oslo University Hospital leveraged Enterprise Fabric to create a shared, virtualized network that supports different user groups, projects and applications for three merged hospitals, and maintains a high level of availability for critical care services at all times.

Avaya VENA Switch Clustering

Avaya’s Switch Clustering technology virtualizes the network core to protect against failures, delivering true end-to-end reliability and active resiliency for always-on access.

  •  Switch Clustering provides Amsterdam’s Schiphol Airport with a rock-solid network for a critical new luggage handling system that handles over 8,000 bags per hour and 70 million pieces of luggage per year.
  • It also enables Concord Hospital to perform in-service maintenance and software upgrades in their network core while maintaining the highest levels of network availability; something that is critical in a paperless hospital environment.

This announcement highlights Avaya’s commitment to bringing The Power of We to every Avaya customer to help drive faster collaboration, smarter decisions and better business results.

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