Avaya introduces SDN Fx architecture

Vendor claims solution is a new approach to networking suitable for IoT deployments

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Avaya introduces SDN Fx architecture Areff: With SDN Fx, we believe that the government and the private sector have the smart foundation
By  Tom Paye Published  February 25, 2015

Avaya yesterday unveiled the SDN Fx solution, which it described as a smart foundation networking architecture capable of connecting "anything, anywhere".

The vendor said that the solution, which it claimed is a new approach to networking, has already been successfully deployed across a number of use cases. It is aimed at enabling mobility and the uptake of internet of things (IoT) technologies. In the UAE, Avaya said the solution would enable the smart city vision set out by the country's leadership.

The solution will enable governments to deliver components such as video surveillance, engagement solutions and sensors.

"While we share the vision of our country in the role that smart cities play in achieving happiness, creating economically diversified environments, stimulating innovation to key sectors such as education, hospitality and healthcare, we also realise the magnitude of this transformation and have been working relentlessly to build a solution that delivers a promised effortless digital and smart transformation," said Mohammed Areff, managing director, Avaya Middle East, Turkey and Pakistan.

"With SDN Fx, we believe that the government and the private sector have the smart foundation that enables the provisioning and orchestration of a limitless number of public and private sector services, securely, seamlessly and faster than it has ever been imagined."

Avaya claimed that the SDN Fx architecture can shave weeks and months in provisioning time by allowing devices and users at the network edge to be easily added to the network. The vendor promised that it could deliver on software-defined networking without the complexity that comes with the overlays of software and hardware inherent in other vendors' approaches.

Use cases for the architecture include supporting the security and mobility of devices connecting to the internet of things, Avaya said. It claimed that environments found in city deployments, hotels, hospitals, schools and airports would benefit from SDN Fx, as they are "blanketed" with devices that require a more secure, mobile connection to the network.  

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