Telecom Lead America: Deployment of Avaya network is
assisting Peabody Orlando Hotel to earn $300,000 in annual revenue from
convention center services.
Peabody Orlando Hotel has upgraded its convention center
and expanded hotel to an always-on network.
The hotel used Avaya network’s 10GbE communications for
meetings and convention activities that created new revenue streams for the
Avaya network supports 4,000 phones, 500 wireless access
points and 50 servers capable of handling more than 50 terabytes of data.
The hotel spent around $450 million for growing its
meeting space from 60,000 to 300,000 square feet and other expansion plans.
Avaya assisted the hotel to create revenue from its IT
The new Avaya network enabled Peabody Orlando to provide
10 gigabit communications for meetings and convention activities, and create
new revenue streams instead of outsourcing these services to an external
Avaya helped the Peabody Orlando IT team achieve their
revenue-generating objectives by collapsing several independent competitor
networks into one converged infrastructure that can be maintained with minimal
Moreover, the new network contributes to the hotel’s
Greener Peabody environmental commitment by dramatically reducing energy
consumption through a much smaller footprint: the old network required a 300
square-foot telecom room with a dedicated data center backup; today, the
hotel’s new network can be measured in square inches.
Avaya said the Avaya Ethernet Routing Switch (ERS) 8800
resides in the core of the Peabody Orlando’s new network. The ERS 8800 will
scale to affordably meet the Peabody Orlando’s expanding communications
services for the next five to 10 years. The ERS 8800 delivers full-featured
network virtualization capabilities, exceptional value and cost-effectiveness,
and class-leading 10G Ethernet port densities.
“For us to retain a Four Diamond, Four Star quality
hotel rating, we must be able to quickly mobilize and act on behalf of our
guests. In today’s connected world, the network plays a big role in the
services we offer and it becomes a key selling point to customers. We wanted a
hotel network that would provide guests with the same high level of quality
they get at work or at home. It also had to meet our internal needs and be a
source of revenue for us. Working with Avaya gave us a very talented group of
implementation specialists who were able to look at our complete needs and get
very excited about the project. And by using a single vendor, I only need to
make one phone call to solve a problem,” said Brian Seays, regional IT
director, Peabody Hotel Group.