• December 17, 2018, 01:18:53 AM
Welcome, Guest. Please login or register. Registration is free.
Did you miss your activation email?

Author Topic: Any early speculation on future of specific Avaya products  (Read 901 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline telecom116

  • Sr. Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 217
Any early speculation on future of specific Avaya products
« on: March 08, 2017, 10:41:04 AM »
With the sale of Avaya networking to Extreme Networks, what is the odds of retaining specific product lines by the new owner?

- VSP 4800
- VSP 7000/8000/9000
- Identity Engines
- ERS 4900/5900
- ERS 4800


Offline pat2012

  • Sr. Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 150
Re: Any early speculation on future of specific Avaya products
« Reply #1 on: March 08, 2017, 01:03:22 PM »
That's the question.  Extreme already has a huge portfolio, especially since they bought Enterasys some years ago.

Similar thing happened when HP bought 3Com.

At least from what I'm seeing so far, Extreme still maintained some of the Enterasys switches in their line up.

I really hope Avaya's technology survives.

Waiting on a call from my Avaya rep.

Offline TankII

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 544
Re: Any early speculation on future of specific Avaya products
« Reply #2 on: March 08, 2017, 10:33:16 PM »
Enterasys' switch portfolio is old, hasn't been refreshed recently.  I doubt it will survive much longer.
Extreme has been focusing on the security suite from Enterasys from what I can see, and not much else of that product line.
I can see significant software development on their named switching platform, but their fabric is very incomplete.  Buying Avaya's products would fill a significant gap.
Plus, they could port the SPB features to the Motorola Wireless line.

Disclaimer - I visit trade shows and read a lot.  I do not Extreme hardware or software.
Plus, since this is a Chapter 11 offer, it is the first bid for the unit.  If others with deeper pockets bid for the unit, it will probably become a bidding war.

Offline Sja

  • Jr. Member
  • **
  • Posts: 27
Re: Any early speculation on future of specific Avaya products
« Reply #3 on: March 29, 2017, 01:56:29 PM »
I really hope that the SPBM standard will push into the X870 HW
That look more like something like could get into modern Core DC
I hope they will keep the technical documents from nortel/Avaya  It's really clear and to the point ...

The rest of extreame portfolio  look like switching "graveyard" ...that will be EoL soon...
« Last Edit: March 29, 2017, 02:02:05 PM by Sja »