Avaya chosen for Burj Khalifa

Company announces implementation of SDN Fx technology within world's tallest building

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Avaya chosen for Burj Khalifa SDN Fx will boost connectivity.
By  ITP.net Staff Writer Published  October 18, 2015

Avaya has announced the implementation of its SDN Fx technology within Burj Khalifa, the world’s tallest building. This next-generation technology infrastructure will enable guests, tenants, and IT teams to enjoy the best network quality experience, with no downtime.

A mixed-use tower, Burj Khalifa has residences, offices, common areas, leisure attractions, and much more. To meet tenants and visitors’ service level expectations, it requires a networking platform that is secure, flexible, scalable and robust.

This is now enabled with SDN Fx, Avaya’s fabric-based, software-defined network architecture for ‘Simplicity Everywhere’.

With Avaya’s SDN Fx networking technology, Burj Khalifa will also benefit from effortless and efficient network roll-out, while ensuring reliability in service delivery and network access.

From Wi-Fi accessibility to allowing access to personal devices, Avaya’s SDN Fx allows these applications to be managed and provisioned quickly, leading to happier tenants and visitors, and more efficient network management.

Towering at over 828 metres (2,716.5 ft.), Burj Khalifa has a total built-up area of 5.67 million square feet. It has 1.85 million sq. ft. of residential space and over 300,000 sq. ft. of prime office space, and is home to the world’s highest observation deck, At the Top, Burj Khalifa SKY.

Avaya’s SDN Fx, announced globally in February 2015, is making strong inroads into iconic global projects and structures. The implementation of SDN Fx at Burj Khalifa represents a significant opportunity for Avaya to align itself with innovative global icons in the UAE and the region.

“Technology today has become an intrinsic part of the luxury experience, and an iconic tower, such as the Burj Khalifa, that promises a differentiated experience requires every aspect of the tower to be class-leading and intuitive,” said Nidal Abou-Ltaif, President, APAC, MEA and EU, Avaya.

“At Avaya, we are very happy to make a difference to the tenants, visitors, and management of the Burj Khalifa, and believe that SDN Fx will continue to elevate the seamless technology experience in the tower for a long time to come. Avaya is proud to win the trust of iconic landmarks in the region and around the world.”

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