Avaya today said it’s powering the Dubai Financial Market (DFM) by supplying the SDN FX fabric networking technology.
“Scalability is an important consideration for us given the cyclical nature of financial markets, and Avaya’s SDN Fx enables us to expand the network we already have, encompassing any potential business requirements without the need for costly replacements,” said Hassan Abdulrahman Al Serkal, head of Operations Division at Dubai Financial Market.
Dubai Financial Market has deployed the Avaya SDN solution at four locations, including its main site, a disaster recovery site, plus connectivity to the Abu Dhabi Security Exchange and to the BT-London data centers. Intermediate distribution frame (IDF) locations are spread throughout DFM to provide data and voice connectivity at every desk. The IDFs contain stacks of AVAYA edge switches to connect to the production and the test environment.
The Avaya SDN Fx architecture will assist the exchange to optimize its trading-based multicast services, migrate from legacy technologies, and introduce new services and changes.