Avaya Networking products have thrown out the rulebook of active-standby links, and will allow you to fully utilise all available links in a data centre. With their Software Defined Networking they also allow for edge only VLAN configurations that resolve the internal switching path to a standard that allows them to be the only manufacturer allowed to mix different types of networks by the Las Vegas Gaming Commission. Therefore no other switches will give you the flexibility, control, speed and security of an Avaya Networking switch.
The range goes from the Central switches through to the edge with full user access control available via Avaya’s Ignition identity engine. This access control can also be applied to a Wireless access that understands voice calls and has full centralised management and adaption.
Avaya’s wireless networking solutions provide a fully managed solution without the overhead of requiring a central bottleneck of centralised wireless controllers that need to see all traffic and replacing it with a central controller, and distributed local access in the switches. If deployed with the Ignition server access control system, then a single setup can provide token based guest access, contractor access, and varied levels of employee access all controlled by the network to make sure that everyone has the access they need, but not the access they don’t need.
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Ethernet Routing Switches (ERS)
All Avaya Networking switches have excellent base performance, but when placed into a stack, they have even higher total throughput, and resilience.
Combine this with zero configuration for a replacement switch, a full lifetime hardware support and firmware upgrades, and there is no need to look elsewhere – Avaya switches cover every requirement.
With SDN (Software Defined Networking) Avaya can even remove most of your networking configuration errors as the only place you need to define a VLAN change for example is where it leaves the SDN. No need to even log in to any of the core switches – How many days could that have saved you in the past?
Edge or small office switches
For small to midsize companies and branch offices, these Ethernet switches are easy to install, manage, and run. You can deploy them in open environments outside the wiring closet. Your switch connects to and powers end-user devices throughout the office. It comes with certified one-minute plug-and-play for IP phones, an intuitive management GUI, and automated set-up.
Models include 10-, 24- and 48-port variants, and standalone and stackable options. Our resilient stacking design supports pay-as-you-grow scaling—use up to 80 Gbps of virtual backplane capacity and connection for up to 384 devices. There are also fanless models for silent running in classrooms, hospitality suites, or retail sites.
These switches deliver high-performance, resilient Ethernet connectivity for wiring closet and network edge deployments. Featuring stacking technology with twice the virtual bandwidth of leading competitors, superior energy efficiency, and ease of operation, the Ethernet Routing Switch 4000 can address the most demanding converged edge requirements.
Support for PoE/PoE+, plug-and-play for IP phones, and sophisticated QoS can help businesses consolidate voice, video, and data on a single infrastructure and ensure the network is ready for advanced collaboration applications or technologies.
The ERS4000 range also extends the full SDN fabric to the network edge, allowing for complete control over where the VLANs are deployed.
Core or Data Centre switches
ERS 5000 Range
Add the Ethernet Routing Switch 5000 in the data center, the network core, and in wiring closets. From any location, these switches deliver highly-available Ethernet connectivity for delay-sensitive and business-critical data and voice applications.
In the wiring closet, the ERS 5000 is a ready path to network convergence with PoE, QoS, and optional 10 Gig uplinks. At the core, the active/active failover and advanced Layer 3 routing services make for a cost-effective solution for small and midsize environments. In the data center, the routing switch can be a 1 Gigabit top-of-rack solution to connect servers across racks and increase server-to-server performance.