Avaya Launches VENA Unified Access

by Madison Skinner on October 15, 2012 · 0 comments

in Networking,ScanSource Catalyst,Technology,Voice


Exciting news for Bring Your Own Device (BYOD)!  Avaya has launched its new VENA Unified Access software for its Networking portfolio.  The first introduction to the technology, Version 7.2, was made available to partners on September 24th.  This latest Avaya Networking product is also known as Split Plane technology.

What is Split Plane?  Avaya recently announced the basics of Split Plane on its portal through “A Unified Network for the Mobile Era”.  In this announcement, Avaya explains that VENA Unified Access is its newest technology created to alleviate the need for expensive WLAN switching hardware.  Unified Access integrates the wireless data plane directly into the wired network.  This, in turn, is where the term “Split Plane” comes from because it splits off from the traditional WLAN components.

Why is this technology so beneficial for both partners and end users?  With BYOD becoming so prominent in the workplace, companies are looking for a new solution to increase performance, reliability and scalability, while lowering costs at the same time.  In today’s Wireless LAN architecture, costs to provide scalability for the growing number of device users can become quite expensive.  Through Avaya’s new release of VENA Unified Access, expenses are lowered by the elimination of costly Controllers to handle tens of Gbps of traffic switching.  Instead, a series of software functions makes this all possible, and the software is a fraction of the cost!  Virtualization of the wireless control point is also easier to administer and maintain, which increases performance and reliability.

For more information on Avaya’s VENA Unified Access, please visit Avaya’s Partner Portal.  (Must have a SSO login.)  Not a partner?  Become one today!  Selling Avaya Networking has never been easier!

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Madison Skinner is a Product Manager for Catalyst Telecom in Greenville, SC. She has three years experience in end user marketing and one year experience in B2B marketing. She is a contributor to The Source on marketing and Avaya Networking topics.

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