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Avaya SDN Adds Fx Architecture to Bring Businesses Closer to Unified Access and IoT

By CIOReview | Tuesday, April 28, 2015

SANTA CLARA, CA:  Avaya, known for business communications and IT solution provider announces an addition to the company’s SDN Fx architecture to bring businesses one step closer to enable Unified Access and the Internet of Things - minus the disruption found in many major technology transitions.

A new line of next-generation, premium stackable Ethernet switches, the ERS 5900 series, optimized for Avaya Fabric Connect, allows companies to support new and emerging technologies as well as existing ones.

The Avaya SDN Fx architecture is the first to deliver automation and programmability from the network core to the user edge, providing “connect anything, anywhere” simplicity. An ideal foundation on which to build Internet of Everything strategies, this extensibility makes it much easier to accommodate and configure the escalating number of intelligent devices and users at the edge that need to be connected.

The Avaya ERS 5900 series of premium and stackable Ethernet switches takes another significant step toward full network automation by further extending Avaya Fabric Connect capabilities to the network edge.  With ERS 5900 series enables enterprises can easily migrate to next generation architectures that unify the wired and wireless network while preparing organizations to adopt new Internet of Things strategies. Key features of the ERS 5900 series include: Supports MACsec for enhanced security; supports Power over Ethernet Plus (POE+) for 802.11ac deployments; extensible to support 60W of Power over Ethernet (uPOE) for emerging IoT deployments such as smart lighting, medical systems and high-end video surveillance; extensible to support 60W of Power over Ethernet (uPOE) for emerging IoT deployments such as smart lighting, medical systems and high-end video surveillance; extensible to support the emerging 2.5GE and 5GE standard for 802.11ac Wave 2 deployments, as is the Avaya WLAN 9100 series.