Macquarie University deploys Avaya VENA solution for providing better services
Nov 28, 2012 (Datamonitor via COMTEX) --
Avaya, a provider of business collaboration and communications solutions and services, has announced that Australia's Macquarie University has deployed Avaya virtual enterprise network architecture, or VENA, solution across its network to increase the flexibility of its teaching delivery methods and provide better services to students.
The university selected the Avaya Virtual Services Platform (VSP) 9000 and Avaya's VENA Enterprise Fabric capability to power its upgraded network, alongside products from Avaya's Ethernet Routing Switch (ERS) range, including the ERS 4000, 5000 and 8800. Avaya also provided all design and implementation services in this project.
The Avaya solution has reportedly helped Macquarie University increase network speeds across its campus. With the Avaya VSP 9000, the university has evolved to 10 Gigabit Ethernet (GbE) capabilities, providing some of the university's older buildings with 100 times the network throughput they had previously. This means that students don't experience delays on busy days or when they download large files.
Macquarie University's upgraded network is both simpler and more reliable. The Avaya VENA Enterprise Fabric, which is based on the open Shortest Path Bridging (SPB) standard, provides application-based network virtualization and ensures that each network application receives the appropriate 'quality of service' across the campus.
These applications include active-active data centers, voice systems, campus video distribution and wireless local area network (WLAN) access. The virtual network fabric also connects the University's network to data centers in Ryde and Ultimo helping ensure that the network can continue to operate in the event of a failure or natural disaster.
"We chose Avaya products because they fit easily into our current environment. The Switch Clustering functionality from Avaya assists with local-balancing, as well as the first-class support, advice and information provided by the Avaya engineering team also influenced our decision." said Peter Hole, Manager, and Implementation of Macquarie University.
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