A New Way to Build Networks

Move beyond network designs that are inefficient, vulnerable to outages, and complex to operate and manage. Forget about bottlenecks that slow the deployment of applications and services. Look ahead to an innovative way to design, operate and manage your network. Simplify the network and reduce operational costs with Avaya Fabric Connect. It offers a future-proof foundation for today’s megatrends, including network virtualization, cloud, mobility, and video. See faster time to service, better agility, better business continuity, and increased efficiency in your network. Avaya Fabric Connect’s enhanced implementation of the Shortest Path Bridging standard helps you achieve interoperability and create hybrid private/public clouds.

The top 3 things to know about Avaya Fabric Network

  1. More than just a Spanning Tree Replacement

Avaya’s dynamic, real-time, service-based Fabric Connect technology is one of the most advanced network virtualization solution on the market today. Going beyond simple L2 multi-pathing capabilities, Avaya Fabric Connect delivers the full breadth of desired integrated services including Layer 2 virtualized services, Layer 3 virtualized services (with multiple Virtual Routing and Forwarding instances), and fully optimized IP Routing and IP Multicast services.

As a result, Fabric Connect enables businesses to gradually migrate away from a host of legacy overlay technologies (such as STP, OSPF, RIP, BGP and PIM) and to enable all services with a single technology – delivering unprecedented levels of network simplification and resiliency.

  1. More than just the Data Center

While many network virtualization technologies are designed exclusively as Data Center technologies, Avaya Fabric Connect extends network-wide, providing a single service end-to-end delivery model. With Fabric Connect you can extend the power of virtualization into the Campus and into geographically dispersed Branch Offices. Services can then easily be deployed via simple end-point provisioning at the points where Users and Application attach, thereby increasing speed and agility.

  1. Accelerates time-to-service through edge-only provisioning

Fabric Connect requires new services or service changes to be configured at the edge of the network only – eliminating error-prone and time-consuming network-wide configuration practices. Now, you are able to add new services or make changes to existing services in days rather than weeks or months. Fabric Connect also offers new levels of flexibility in network design. It allows any logical topology to be built, whether it is Layer 2, Layer 3, or a combination of the two – anywhere where there is Ethernet connectivity. Eliminate design constraints and have the freedom to build services wherever and whenever needed on demand.

Give your network and edge, fast, painlessly from zero to launch faster than ever before:

  • Be More Agile

Create a dynamic environment where new or changed services can be implemented on the fly—taking only minutes instead of days, weeks, or months.

  • Eliminate Complexity

Cutting complex protocol overlays allows faster recovery times and simplified management and troubleshooting. Fabric Connect supports integrated Layer 2, Layer 3, IP routing, and IP multicast services with a single next-generation technology.

  • Improve Network Uptime

Never drop a VoIP call or lose a video call again. Gain sub-second recoveries for all Layer 2, Layer 3, IP routing, and IP multicast services.

Reduce Operating Costs with Network Fabric

Put money back in your pocket. This simplified network virtualization solution eliminates cumbersome manual tasks, reducing IT operating expenses. Labor costs can be reduced by 85% with 25 times less network provisioning for deploying services. High-priority change requests can be made easily at the network edge rather than during off hours. Plus, a single-technology network that reduces complex provisioning of protocol overlays simplifies management and troubleshooting.

Improve Time to Service

Turn up new services faster and conduct adds, moves, and changes on the fly—without risk. Enable new services and changes to services at the edge only, eliminating the need to reconfigure the network core. New services and changes to services are enabled at the Edge only, eliminating the need to reconfigure the network Core. Reduce network provisioning by 25 times compared with traditional Ethernet-based networks.

Further benefits cited by network managers:

  • Fabric Connect offers a prospective hacker with little to exploit, being free of the hooks that make conventional networks vulnerable.
  • Being Ethernet-centric, Fabric Connect is invisible from an IP perspective, making it untraceable using remote IP-based tools.
  • Fabric Connect leverages a MAC-layer technique for traffic forwarding enabling an IP-free.

Deploy Your Next-Generation Network Today

Help ensure you have the right foundation to support the next wave of applications and mobile devices. Deploy a resilient private-cloud infrastructure with the flexibility to migrate to hybrid models over time. Massive service scalability (16 million unique services) helps ensure you can grow your network seamlessly. And with OpenStack cloud orchestration, Fabric Connect solves your SDN challenges today.

Contact our Network Integrators to get you started today.