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Avaya announces SDDC framework

Framework is designed to enable more flexible, agile data centre administration

Avaya has announced a new software defined data centre framework.
Avaya has announced a new software defined data centre framework.

Avaya has announced its Software-Defined Data Centre framework, which is designed to deliver productivity, agility and time-to-service enhancements to businesses operating highly virtualised data centres. The Avaya Software-Defined Data Centre (SDDC) framework aims to break down traditional data centre silos that require weeks or months to turn up an application and replace it with a simple five-step process.

The Avaya SDDC framework includes an orchestration process that is designed to combine, customise and commission compute, storage and network components.  Use of the OpenStack cloud computing platform will allow data centre administrations to deploy virtual machines, assign storage and configure networks through a graphical user interface.  Avaya Fabric Connect is designed to further enhance 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.

The Avaya SDDC framework is based on Avaya Fabric Connect technology as the virtual backbone,  an Avaya OpenStack Horizon-based Management Platform,  and open APIs into the Avaya Fabric Connect architecture for ease of integration, customisation and interoperability with other Software-Defined Networking architectures.

The Avaya SDDC framework is designed to provide reduced time-to-service, simplified virtual machine mobility, multi-vendor orchestration, scale-out connectivity, secure multi-tenancy, and improved network flexibility.

Avaya's Software-Defined Data Centre framework is the first phase of Avaya's Software-Defined Networking roadmap.