Avaya Adds Stackable Ethernet Switch Portfolio to SDN Fx Architecture to Support IoT Applications

Avaya Adds Stackable Ethernet Switch Portfolio to SDN Fx Architecture to Support IoT Applications Image Credit: Avaya

Avaya, this week announced an addition to the company’s SDN Fx architecture, promising to help bring businesses one step closer to enabling Unified Access and the Internet-of-Things(IoT). The new line of next-generation, premium stackable Ethernet switches, the ERS 5900 series extend Avaya Fabric Connect capabilities to the network edge. The Avaya SDN Fx architecture delivers automation and programmability from the network core to the user edge, providing “connect anything, anywhere” simplicity, said Avaya.

According to Avaya, the ERS 5900 series enables enterprises to smoothly migrate to next generation architectures that unify the wired and wireless networks while preparing organizations to adopt new IoT strategies. The ERS 5900 series supports features to cater for emerging IoT deployments, including extensible support of 60W of Power over Ethernet (uPOE) such as smart lighting, medical systems and high-end video surveillance. Avaya is also collaborating with other companies on an intelligent lighting solution that eliminates the need for businesses to run expensive, separate high-voltage wiring and conduit for lighting. Instead, leveraging Ethernet cabling, Power over Ethernet and LED, lighting becomes one of the many ‘things’ on the network. 

Alan Hase, Vice President, Unified Access, Avaya Networking
The clock is ticking for businesses that want a competitive edge through greater network agility. 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.

Ray is a news editor at The Fast Mode, bringing with him more than 10 years of experience in the wireless industry.

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