The Avaya Virtual Services Platform 7000 is an energy and space-efficient platform built around a next-generation chipset, delivering wire-speed 1/10Gbps Ethernet for today’s connectivity requirements. It is also uniquely future-ready with the embedded flexibility to seamlessly support 40 and 100Gbps Ethernet, Storage convergence, and has been built to support network-wide fabric-based virtualized services and lossless environments.

Built around an innovative fifth generation flexible high-performance ASIC chipset with optimized packet buffering and enlarged scaling capabilities

Versatile cooling options conforming to established data center hot/cold aisle arrangements

Hot-swappable power supplies, fans, and pluggable expansion

Wire-speed hardware guaranteeing high throughput and low latency

Dedicated high-speed ports empower the flexible, low-latency Distributed Top-of-Rack capacity that seamlessly connects multiple units

Future-ready support for sophisticated virtualization technologies and high-speed interfaces
Ready for today
The Avaya Virtual Services Platform 7000 is ideally suited to deliver today’s pressing need for flexible, high-speed Ethernet connectivity in the high-performance data center Top-of-Rack (ToR) role. Additionally it provides a cost-effective 10 Gigabit Ethernet fan-out capability for existing core switch deployments, saving valuable ports and slots. It also has application in the campus distribution layer, delivering flexible connectivity and consolidation options. Featuring a hardened physical architecture of dual, hot-swappable AC or DC power supplies and fan trays, the
panel and high-capacity fabric interconnections.
The design of the Avaya Virtual Services Platform 7000 is sympathetic to the evolving requirements for precisely planned environmental implementations and it offers both front-to-back and back-to-front options for the field-replaceable fans tray and power supplies; this gives the flexibility to conform to a variety of hot-aisle/cold-aisle design requirements.
Future-ready for tomorrow
In addition to the versatility afforded by the optional MDA, the Avaya Virtual Services Platform 7000 includes a host of strategic innovations that help ensure it will continue to deliver cutting-edge performance and services throughout an extended life cycle. Among the future-ready features is the advanced fifth generation application-specific integrated circuit (ASIC) chipset that has been optimized for network operations, including:

Smart packet buffering to deliver lower latencies and efficiently reallocate memory to those ports suffering congestion

Larger table capacities provide for improved scaling

Embedded services in support of applications such as IP Flow Information Export (IPFIX)

Native support for the particular computational functionality crucial in high-performance data center and metro deployment scenarios

Compatible with a variety of advanced technologies: DCB*, SPB, TRILL*, and the associated OA&M* with the potential to support the likes of VPLS*, MPLS*, TRILL*
In addition to a class-leading switching performance of over 1.2Tbps, the Avaya Virtual Services Platform 7000 has been equipped from the outset with superior CPU and memory resources so that it has the capabilities to execute the sophisticated algorithms necessary for a successful fabric-based infrastructure.
Deployment options
and benefits:

Top-of-Rack - single or dual Switch/dual-attach Server
Fibre aggregation - Distribution Switch or Data Center 10G fan-out
ATA-over-Ethernet Storage transport

Flexible DC deployment scenarios, either traditional or Fabric-based
Transitional between 1G and full 10G plant, seeking a strategic solution

1/10GbE support
Future-ready for key enabling technologies

Seamlessly transition the highly virtualized server environment from multiple 1GbE connections to one or two 10GbE - increase capacity, reduce latency, reduce complexity
Make a strategic investment in a future-ready platform that matches the mainstream data center evolution requirements and
timeline - 40/100GbE, Storage convergence, DCB
7008XLS Media Dependent Adaptor featuring 8 x 10BASE-X SFP+ sockets
7008XT Media Dependent Adaptor featuring 8 x 10GBASE-T ports
VSP 7024XLS rear view - note the four Fabric Interconnect ports (located between the removable power supplies and fans)