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Company Overview of Avaya Inc.

Company Overview

Avaya Inc. provides business collaboration and communications solutions in the United States and internationally. It operates in three segments: Global Communications Solutions (GCS), Avaya Networking, and Avaya Global Services (AGS). The GCS segment offers unified communications, collaboration, contact center, and networking solutions, such ass video and conferencing, communications and messaging, platforms, infrastructure and phones, assisted experience management, automated experience management, performance management, and cloud enablement products. The Avaya Networking segment provides Internet protocol networking infrastructure products, including Ethernet switches, routers and virtual...

4655 Great America Parkway

Santa Clara, CA 95054

United States

Founded in 2000

13,007 Employees



Key Executives for Avaya Inc.

Chief Executive Officer, President, Director and Member of Nominating & Governance Committee
Age: 57
Chief Financial Officer and Senior Vice President
Age: 58
President of Global Field Operations and Senior Vice President of Worldwide Sales
Age: 55
President of Avaya Client Services and Senior Vice President
Age: 58
President of Avaya Labs Research
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2014.

Avaya Inc. Key Developments

Avaya Extends SDN Simplicity to the User Edge with Fabric Networking Architecture

Avaya introduced a new, open software-defined networking (SDN) architecture that will help companies create the agile networks required by today's dynamic applications. The Avaya SDN Fx architecture is the first to deliver "connect anything, anywhere" simplicity, shaving weeks in provisioning time by allowing devices and users at the network edge to be added easily to the network. The Avaya SDN Fx architecture, built on the Avaya Fabric Networking technology, features new products and capabilities for a complete solution that delivers on the promise of SDN, without the hidden complexity that comes with the towering overlays of software and hardware inherent in many other vendor approaches. The Avaya SDN Fx architecture includes the following new products and features for Avaya Fabric Networking Technology: Open Networking Adapter -- the first ever Open Networking Adapter (ONA) provides a plug-n-play network connection for any device with an Ethernet port including medical devices, manufacturing machines, and branch office switches. Targeted for non-IT personnel, this card deck-sized appliance automatically provisions a QoS-customized virtual path across the network that mitigates security risks, allowing simple, powerful management of thousands of devices. Fabric Orchestrator -- as the first SDN controller embedded in a unified management instance, this appliance manages and orchestrates the Ethernet fabric as well as provides SDN Control to north and south bound interfaces. SDN capabilities include OpenFlow, OpenDaylight and OpenStack. Fabric Extend -- a new capability in Avaya Fabric Connect enables the extensibility of Fabric networking across any IP based network without loss of functionality. Investments in existing networking technologies are preserved while interconnecting strategic deployments of Fabric Connect across data centers, campuses and branches. Avaya's SDN Fx architecture builds on three primary tenets to meet many of the expectations IT departments seek from SDN: An boldautomated core that takes advantage of a single, network-wide Ethernet fabric to remove the need for manual configuration at each network hop; thus, reducing the potential for error and accelerating time to service. An boldopen ecosystem that utilizes standard fabric protocols married with open interfaces and open source customization tools empowering IT to quickly respond to changing business requirements with precision and flexibility. An boldenabled edge that leverages fabric extension beyond the data center to the user edge, allowing applications, devices and users to simply connect anywhere along the network and interact seamlessly to create a more agile and productive business environment. The Avaya SDN Fx architecture can support a wide range of use cases, such as supporting the security and mobility of devices connecting to the ever-growing Internet of Things. Environments such as those found in hospitals, manufacturing floors and casinos are blanketed with devices that require a more secure, mobile connection to the network, and may also require that the rest of the network is better protected from potential threats that could be triggered by them. Similarly, home-based contact center agents pose an expense and operational burden by requiring dedicated resources to provide more secure access to customer information and alignment with IT security policies. With the Avaya SDN Fx architecture, a small network adapter provides automated and dynamic connectivity, mobility and a level of security to the network based on the device or user identity. The adapter will be reset and disabled if removed from the environment. This removes the burden of installation from IT, as end users can simply connect the adapters and allow the automated process to fully configure the device.

Avaya Inc. Reports Unaudited Consolidated Earnings Results for the First Quarter Ended December 31, 2014

Avaya Inc. reported unaudited consolidated earnings results for the first quarter ended December 31, 2014. For the quarter, revenue was $1,079 million compared to $1,131 million a year ago. Operating income was $104 million compared to $87 million a year ago. Income from continuing operations before income taxes was $6 million compared to loss from continuing operations before income taxes of $31 million a year ago. Income from continuing operations was $3 million compared to loss from continuing operations of $57 million a year ago. Net income was $3 million compared to net loss of $54 million a year ago. Net cash provided by operating activities was $64 million compared to $64 million a year ago. EBITDA was $212 million compared to $207 million a year ago. Adjusted EBITDA was $239 million compared to $237 million a year ago.

Avaya Expands Distribution with ScanSource to Benelux

Avaya announced a partnership with the distributor ScanSource for the Benelux market. Avaya has worked already with ScanSource in the US and a number of other European countries.

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