Avaya, a global provider of business collaboration and communications solutions
and services, launched its updated portfolio of future-ready Ethernet switches.
The new Ethernet switches will bring the capabilities of Avaya’s Virtual
Enterprise Network Architecture (VENA) to the edge of the campus network.
The new additions to the Avaya Ethernet Routing Switch (ERS) 4000 portfolio are
designed to help enterprises optimize networks for communication and
collaboration, and simplify the convergence of voice, video and data
The ERS 4000 Series can handle up to five times more traffic, consumes up to 50
percent less energy, and provides a total cost of ownership that is up to 50
percent lower than competing solutions.
Avaya Energy Saver functionality offers an additional 25 percent power savings
by ‘dimming’ the network during off-peak hours. Avaya ERS 4000 switches feature
high-performance Stackable Chassis technology, which delivers up to 384Gbps of
virtual backplane throughput as the stack grows and new units are added.
They also offer a virtual hot-swap capability that enables units to be replaced
quickly and easily without impacting live traffic – simplifying edge
operations and ensuring that the network always stays on.
The new Avaya ERS 4800 switches are designed to support future services needed
for next-generation campus edge solutions, including advanced Avaya VENA
capabilities such as network virtualization and wireless integration.
“Enterprises want data networking solutions that they can forget about.
Solutions that make it effortless for them to connect new IP phones, secure new
devices and users, and add more capacity. Avaya’s collaboration-ready ERS 4800
switches deliver these features to enterprises today. They also provide support
for advanced Avaya VENA capabilities like network virtualization and wireless
integration that will allow enterprises to simplify their networks and the
deployment of next-generation applications and services in the future,”
said Steve Bandrowczak, vice president and general manager, Avaya Networking.
Avaya’s Virtual Services Fabric extends the reach of virtualized services from
the data center to the campus edge, simplifying the network and making it more
adaptive and reliable than what is available today. Highly efficient
interconnections across the network allow enterprises to better meet the
growing peer-to-peer traffic demands of collaborative applications like video.
They also help ensure optimal performance for tasks like delivering data
center-based desktop applications transparently to end users.
“We are delighted by Avaya’s continued investments across their networking
portfolio, from high-end data center switches to feature-rich branch office
access switches. The new additions to the very popular ERS 4000 range bring
valuable hardware features and a wealth of software enhancements that allow us
to continue to design cost-effective, feature-rich solutions for our enterprise
customers,” Roberto Casula, technical director, Proximity Communications.
By Telecomlead.com Team