Tata Elxsi Looks to Avaya for Advanced SDN-Based Rapid Deployments

By Michael Guta September 13, 2016

Even though there is not a clear consensus on how many devices will be part of the Internet of Things (IoT), the one thing we do know for sure is there will be billions of them. No matter how simple or complex the connection of each device, the networks handling all of these transmissions will have to be optimized in ways we've never seen before. The challenges of this endeavor haven't escaped Tata Elxsi, which is why it has entered into collaboration with Avaya for the development of an advanced network solution based on Software Designed Networking (SDN) architecture.

Tata Elxsi addresses the communications, consumer products, defense, healthcare, media and entertainment, semiconductor and transportation sectors by designing innovative solutions blending technology, creativity and engineering. As the deployment of IoT devices increase, the company looked to Avaya's SDN Fx solution to address the challenges and capitalize on the opportunities a more connected world will bring to industries across all sectors.

“Tata Elxsi's SDN technology and engineering teams worked closely with Avaya's Product Management and R&D, to develop Avaya's new, open SDN architecture that will help companies create the agile networks required by today's dynamic applications,” says Mr. Nitin Pai, SVP - Marketing & Strategy.

According to Tata, the goal of this collaboration is to address service velocity demanded by today's dynamic applications. In an always on and connected world, service velocity or the speed in which services can be accessed is extremely important. Delays of any kind can result in customer attrition, which translates to large sums of money being lost.

With Avaya's SDN Fx platform, Tata will have the tools it needs to connect, secure and manage an unlimited number of devices, improve IT staff efficiency, and quickly implement innovations while at the same time ensuring the security of the network.

The SDN Fx platform also allows applications, devices, and users to connect easily, anywhere along the network with seamless interaction with an Enabled Edge that leverages fabric extension beyond the data center to the user edge.

Avaya has removed the once time and labor intensive manual functions by automating them. This not only introduces new levels of efficiency, but there will be fewer mistakes and the time to service will be accelerated to give customers better quality of experience. If there is any kind of problem, service providers can quickly change business requirements with greater precision and flexibility.

“Given the challenges of today's networks - particularly with the rise of cloud computing and virtualization, it's imperative that SDN implementations reach beyond the data center to simplify connectivity and provide the necessary integration between applications and users. With SDN Fx, Avaya is providing the simplicity IT departments hope for by automating the core network and truly unifying applications for users and devices at the network edge,” says Mr. Ravi Palaparthi, Sr. Director, R&D, Avaya.

Edited by Alicia Young

Contributing Writer

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