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April 22, 2015

Avaya ships next generation Ethernet switches for IoT

Promise of easy migration to SDN architecture

By CBR Staff Writer

Avaya has a new line of next-generation stackable Ethernet switches, ERS 5900, an extension to company’s SDN Fx architecture.

The switches are optimised for Avaya Fabric Connect and will allow organisations to support new and emerging technologies.

According to Avaya, its SDN Fx architecture is capable of delivering automation and programmability from the network core to the user edge, and is an ideal foundation for companies to build Internet of Everything strategies.

The Avaya ERS 5900 series Ethernet switches are designed to allow easy migration to next generation architectures that unifies wired and wireless networks.

Some of the key features of the ERS 5900 series include support to MACsec for enhanced security, extensible to support 60W of Power over Ethernet (uPOE) for IoT based devices; it supports power over Ethernet Plus (POE+) for 802.11 ac deployments, and support to the emerging 2.5GE and 5GE standard for 802.11ac Wave 2 deployments.

The company conducted a global survey in which 88% of the respondents expected to put SDN into production within the next two years, and 89% of C-level executives wanted the process of SDN deployment to be simple for them to consider adoption.

Avaya is also teaming up with other companies to work on intelligent lighting solution, which will eliminate the need for businesses to use expensive, separate high-voltage wiring and conduit for lighting.

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Avaya Networking Unified Access vice-president Alan Hase said: "By some estimates, it’s expected that nearly 25 billion devices will be connected to the network in just four short years.

"That could mean massive complexity unless a company or organization has implemented a powerful, simplified SDN foundation such as the Avaya’s SDN Fx architecture.

"The ERS 5900 takes a major step towards delivering the simplicity and transitional ability needed as Unified Access for the Internet of Things moves into full force."

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