"Avaya is committed to bringing open, interoperable networking technologies to market. The opportunity to showcase this technology in a public form such as Interop, plus demonstrating interoperability with our peers, proves that the SPB technology is ready for multi-vendor mission-critical environments."
--Marc Randall, SVP and GM, Avaya Networking
"Alcatel-Lucent is a strong supporter of open, standard-based networks. With SPB, customers can benefit from simplified IT operations and faster ROI for scalable, virtualized Enterprise data center and cloud networks. Showcasing this with three other companies at Interop helps customers realize they can reap those benefits today in a multivendor network environment."
--Stephane Robineau, Vice President, General Manager, Enterprise Networks at Alcatel-Lucent
"Spirent is a strong supporter of showcases demonstrating network technology advances and previously helped validate interoperability and scale of a Shortest Path Bridging network emulating hundreds of nodes and links. Spirent is pleased to be part of this first live public showcase demonstrating interoperability and performance of a multi-vendor fabric implementation at the Interop show."
-- Jurrie van den Breekel, Director Strategy and Business Development, Spirent Communications
"These four vendors coming together to showcase SPB interoperability in a public forum such as Interop is significant. In comparison to alternative fabric technologies, SPB offers more vendor support, offers greater scaling and has implementations which are closer to the actual standards -- facilitating this type of interoperability testing. Companies that are looking to virtualize data centers and reduce network complexity need to consider an approach based on Shortest Path Bridging."
--Zeus Kerravala, Principal Analyst, ZK Research
•Product: Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise Data Center Switching Solutions •Product: Avaya Virtual Enterprise Network Architecture •Wikipedia: Shortest Path Bridging (IEEE 802.1aq)
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