Avaya announces software-defined data center framework
Avaya announced its Software-Defined Data Center (SDDC) framework, which is designed to deliver productivity, agility and time-to-service enhancements to businesses operating highly virtualized data centers.
The new framework aims to break down traditional data center silos that require weeks or months to turn up an application and replace it with a simple five-step process that takes minutes.
The framework includes an orchestration process that combines, customizes and commissions compute, storage and network components.
Use of the OpenStack cloud computing platform will allow data center 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.
“Avaya continues to innovate the way that networks are designed, built and operated, leveraging the unique capabilities of our Fabric Connect technology. This announcement demonstrates that enterprises can immediately realize the operational benefits of real-time orchestration and automation. While some remain hung-up on definitions of SDN and what it might to deliver in the future, Avaya is delivering tangible business benefits today,” said, Marc Randall, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Avaya Networking.