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Offline pat2012

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Re: avaya economic status ?
« Reply #15 on: January 20, 2017, 09:14:21 PM »
Our Avaya account rep. visited us on Thursday just when the announcement was made - it was a coincidence. Just before that our Manager got an email from Kevin Kennedy.

I'm glad they decided not to sell any of their products.  There were rumors that they would have sold Contact Centre.

We have been using Nortel/Avaya products (both voice and data) for over a decade.  We stuck by them when Nortel was bought by Avaya.  I don't see us abandoning Avaya.  They have a great heritage of technology innovation (SPBM for example).  Too bad they don't have the market share.

I'm sure their competitors will take advantage of this situation to "kick Avaya while it's down".

I hope they survive and come out of this process stronger.

Offline Fury

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Re: avaya economic status ?
« Reply #16 on: February 02, 2017, 09:57:09 AM »
I remember reading and getting that pain in my chest that I had when Nortel filed for bankruptcy.

With that said, we are fully committed to the Avaya/Nortel hardware/software portfolio, including at a greenfield site for a data solution.

Even if Avaya ceased to exist where they could no longer provide maintenance, there is so much used hardware available from resellers and Ebay, that we would just replace failed hardware with cold spares. Some hardware like ERS 8400s would need to stay on 24x7 maintenance from somewhere. But even ERS 4800 and VSP 7000 series switches are becoming quite affordable in the used marketplace.

Overall, we have been very pleased with Nortel and Avaya. We just retired in December two ERS 8600 core routing switches that were in use for over fourteen years. I got a bit of a tear in my eye when decommissioning these switches - that is until we had to remove them from the rack (heavy!).

Offline TankII

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Re: avaya economic status ?
« Reply #17 on: February 13, 2017, 03:24:49 PM »

Interesting read - My Sr. Network Engineer saw this and I figured I could forward it on.

Dave R