A new cloud networking platform from Avaya aims to simplify and accelerate the deployment and management of enterprise networks. Announced last week at the IP Expo in London, the Avaya Cloud Networking Platform includes an entirely new network lifecycle management solution for enterprises and midsize business clients, the company said.
The new platform promises to help companies deploy and manage wired as well as wireless networks, while providing both greater visibility and control to network administrators. The company said the new platform will offer a more secure, scalable and unified way to manage cloud-based networks.
Cloud-managed networks have increased rapidly in the enterprise sector, with cloud-managed Wi-Fi networks growing at twice the pace of traditional Wi-Fi deployments.
?EU?Avaya Cloud Networking provides IT professionals with centralized management, visibility, and control over their network without the complexity of controller appliances or overlay management software,?EU? the company said in a statement.
Unlike with a traditional network deployment, hardware included in a cloud-managed network, such as switches and access points installed on a customer premises, are configured and managed from the cloud. That allows IT managers to add, change or modify network services more easily and from more locations.
?EU?As the demand for unified access solutions continues to grow, the burden of managing and securing networks has become nearly untenable — especially at a time when there?EU?s pressure to reduce IT budgets and resources,?EU? Jean Turgeon, chief technologist at Avaya Networking, said. ?EU?The Avaya Cloud Networking Platform provides the much needed relief with a highly-secure, cost-effective solution that fits any size business.?EU?
The new platform includes a number of new features that should appeal to enterprise network administrators, particularly those looking to deploy and administer their networks with minimal resources. That includes zero-touch activation of new access points and switches,…