Avaya is taking aim at mid-size enterprises with the release of what it's calling the Collaboration Pod 2400 series. The new all-in-one unified communications and contact center product includes pre-integrated networking, compute and storage. So basically, it's an all-in-one box for UC and collaboration.
Although the hype may at times indicate otherwise, the adoption of software defined networking is more of an evolution rather than a revolution.
Avaya is rounding out its software-defined networking and Internet of Things strategies a bit more with the release of new stackable switches.
If you feel the promises of unified communications set out more than a decade ago have been a letdown, then you're not alone. Avaya CEO Kevin Kennedy recently told Information Age that unified communications is the promise that has not delivered.
Every networking vendor is starting to provide details on its software-defined networking strategy--whatever that particular strategy might be.
Every vendor and their mother wants to claim dominance in the fledgling software-defined networking market. Avaya is the latest to make the claim with the launch of its new Open SDN Fx architecture, which is tied into the OpenDaylight, OpenStack and OpenFlow open source projects.
Remember several years ago when telepresence rooms were all the rage? Looks like the good days for companies like Cisco, Polycom and Avaya are long over.
For the critical part of its unified communications service--its support--Avaya is now trusting HP to handle that part for itself, and is actually giving HP the personnel to do it.
Avaya distributes patches to its repair facilities through a direct channel, which a federal district court jury found might not have been a good idea.
Avaya is making major investments in the software-defined networking arena with the debut last week of its new data center framework, which will make use of an open source OpenStack cloud platform.