Avaya fabric connectAvaya unveiled what it asserts is the industry’s first fabric-enabled multi-service edge device. Avaya VENA Fabric Connect transforms the entire network from data center to desktop into a more agile one that is easier to configure, manage and maintain. Based on an enhanced implementation of Shortest Path Bridging, an open, standards-based1, extensible fabric technology, Avaya VENA Fabric Connect delivers a desirable array of network services, including Layer 2 and Layer 3 virtualization with optimized routing and now, fully integrated support for IP Multicast. VENA Fabric Connect allows customers to gradually phase out multiple complex legacy technologies and instead, enable all services through a single, next-generation technology. Services can be deployed using simple end-point provisioning that accelerates time-to-service and reduces the potential for error.

IP Multicast over Avaya Fabric Connect delivers the simplicity, scalability and resiliency needed for Multicast’s most demanding applications by:
•    Using a single protocol as opposed to several complex protocol overlays
•    Supporting tens of thousands of streams as opposed to hundreds
•    Providing sub-second failover times (< 200msec) as opposed to seconds or minutes
•    Enabling single command configuration on end-points as opposed to complex network-wide configuration
•    Driving network traffic through the shortest latent path as opposed to routing through various dedicated rendezvous points
•    Designing for multi-tenant functionality to support virtualization

VSP 4000
The VSP 4000 is the industry’s first fabric-enabled multi-service / multi-tenant edge device that further extends the Avaya VENA Fabric Connect across the entire network to the campus, metro or WAN edge.  The VSP 4000 is delivered on a low-cost, Gigabit /10 Gigabit access device, equipped with full multi-service functionality, a carrier-grade operating system, PoE+ support, and AC/DC power options and can deliver the following deployment models:
•    Smaller enterprises looking for cost effective virtualization technology to help reduce network complexity, increase agility and improve
      network uptime 
•    Distributed enterprises where there is a desire to extend Avaya VENA Fabric Connect over Service Provider WAN connections or Metro Area
      Rings to reach remote offices
•    Secure traffic separation for multi-tenant environments (different departments, companies) or for regulatory compliance (PCI DCC)
•    IP video surveillance networks to provide efficient and scalable Unicast / Multicast support as well as provide power for IP Surveillance