Avaya has seen 100 percent growth in Fabric Connect implementations year over year.
Since the deployment of Avaya Networking for the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics earlier this year, a large number of customers across the globe have turned to Fabric Connect considering its simplicity, increased uptime and application-friendly capabilities, Avaya said.
Network downtime affects any business. A recent survey by Avaya revealed that 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.
Software-Defined Networking (SDN) is emerging as an effective way to improve network and data center performance.
Avaya Fabric Connect networking is designed to provide an easier path to end-to-end network automation toward software defined infrastructure. The solution eliminates the need for multi-touch configuration and provides a path to end-to-end network automation toward the strategic goal of SDN, Avaya said.
Fabric Connect also reduced the more than 20 protocols used in legacy networks to a single one, and is 100 percent compatible with existing Ethernet networks. It can reduce core errors by automatically distributing service parameters when implementing a new network service; in this case, IT personnel need only to configure edge devices, leaving vital core and distribution switches untouched, Avaya officials said.
In addition to the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics, Avaya Fabric Connect was implemented at the 2013 and 2014 InteropNet network. Other major implementations include those at Bangalore International Airport, City of Redondo Beach, IIX and York Region District School Board.