Avaya is at the center of software transformation in networking, creating streamlined opportunities for CIOs and IT managers while saving businesses money and increasing overall efficiency. The company is seeing growth in networking implementations clocking in at 100 percent year over year with organizations such as the city of Redondo Beach, Calif., IIX, the York Region School District and Bangalore International Airport Limited (BIAL), among others. Since the deployment of Avaya Networking for the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics earlier this year, increasing numbers of customers across the globe are realizing the unique simplicity, increased uptime and application-friendly capabilities of Fabric Connect.
Traditional networks used by most companies today trigger more business and career impacts than most realize. A recent Avaya survey of 210 IT professionals revealed 80 percent of companies lose revenue when the network goes down, which on average was $140,000 USD lost as a result of network outages. Further, the survey also found that one in five companies has fired an IT employee as a result of network downtime. The center of the fault line in today’s legacy networks lies in the overly complex, multi-layered protocols of hardware-centric networks prevalent in most businesses today.
It comes as no surprise that businesses are desperate to simplify and improve network and data center performance and efficiency and some early adopters are turning to early implementations of Software-Defined Networking (SDN).
Avaya Fabric Connect networking can provide the first steps to simplify the environment, eliminate the need for multi-touch configuration and to provide a path to end-to-end network automation toward the strategic goal of SDN. Fabric Connect reduced the more than 20 protocols used in legacy networks to a single one to enable the simplicity that a growing number of businesses and organizations are welcoming into their IT operations, and is 100% compatible with existing Ethernet networks. With this simplicity, companies gain genuine service agility to rapidly deploy applications and services over the network and automatically adjust to the quality of service needed by the application. In addition, Fabric Connect can reduce core errors by automatically distributing service parameters when implementing a new network service; IT personnel need only to configure edge devices, leaving vital core and distribution switches untouched.