By Jim Duffy – The new Ethernet Routing Switch (ERS) 4000 series switches are designed to help enterprises optimize networks for collaboration, and simplify the convergence of voice, video and data. One of the key new features of the line is a boost in stacking bandwidth from 320G to 384Gbps.
The switches are compatible with Avaya‘s Virtual Enterprise Network Architecture (VENA), a blueprint unveiled a year ago to allow users to optimize the network for business applications and services through virtualization. VENA is competing with other network virtualization and fabric architectures from Cisco, Brocade, HP, Dell, IBM, Extreme, Enterasys, Alcatel-Lucent, and others. more> http://twurl.nl/kebyrr
- Data Center, StrategyGroup
- Avaya beefs up switch architecture to compete with Cisco and HP (infoworld.com)
- Fabric wars: Cisco vs. Brocade vs. Juniper (theneteconomy.wordpress.com)
- Fabric wars: Cisco vs. Brocade vs. Juniper (networkworld.com)
- Cisco promised a turnaround. Is this it? (tech.fortune.cnn.com)
- Cisco vs. HP vs. IBM vs. Dell (networkworld.com)