Intelligent Data Centres Issue 33 | Page 53

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Performance is top priority for Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise product releases

Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise , a leading provider of communication , network and cloud solutions tailored to customers ’ industries , has announced the worldwide availability of new models in its OmniSwitch 6900 switching range , designed for enterprise data centres and core networks .

The company continues to improve its portfolio as part of its Digital Age Networking ( DAN ) strategy to ease the Digital Transformation of enterprise businesses in key vertical sectors .
Digital Age Networking relies on three pillars :
• Autonomous network to automatically and securely connect people , objects , processes and applications .
• Leveraging IoT networking with efficient and secure onboarding of devices using segmentation techniques to minimise the risk of compromising the entire network .
• Business innovation through workflow automation , simplifying the creation of new , fully automated digital business processes to enable new revenue streams .
Stephan Robineau , Executive Vice President of Networking Business at Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise , said : “ The new OmniSwitch 6900-V48C8 and OS6900-X48 & T48 , ToR supports high-speed bandwidth , with increased 10 / 25 / 100 GigE port density and greater virtualisation and segmentation capacities . The solution is particularly adapted to the use of bandwidth-sensitive applications including video surveillance , real time , high-definition video conferencing and virtual or Augmented Reality . It is ideal for large campus networks with a high number of users and connected devices such as airports or transportation hubs , universities , hospitals or government agencies with their own data centres .”
The Digital Transformation of businesses is driving IT organisations to redesign their data centre and core networks . The new OmniSwitch 6900 offers high-end performance , suited for mission-critical applications requesting highavailability with simplified provisioning and management . The solution is based on the Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise Operating System ( AOS ), with a large choice of network fabric protocols for virtualisation and micro-segmentation .
ALE high-density , Top-of-Rack ( ToR ) and core network platforms offer increased connectivity capacity for data centre and core networks with high-density , 100 GigE for the most demanding operations requiring extremely low latency and advanced capacity to support an accelerated Digital Transformation . ◊ www . intelligentdatacentres . com