Here is some valuable information for business owners. Avaya’s line of ERS (Ethernet Routing Switches), offers businesses a Fit for Purpose, higher performing Data Network Infrastructure with a lower TCO, than competing products.
Avaya offers several lines of Ethernet Routing Switches:
ERS 2500 Series, ERS 3500 Series, ERS 4000 Series, ERS 5000 Series and ERS 8000 Series
I’ve see it, I’ve done it. You open an office and now have computers, printers, wireless access points, postage machines, credit card readers and a host of other devices that need to be networked together. What do you do? Well the “IT Guy” calls me from the computer store down the road and tells me, “Hey I can get a 24-Port Ethernet Switch for $150.00″ ”Buy It!” I reply.
That decision, although a financially easy one to make, begs to be analyzed further.
The old adage “You get what you pay for.” is exemplified perfectly with Data Networking Products. The price for an Ethernet Switch can vary from 100′s of dollars to thousands. Why?
If you cannot measure it; how do you manage it?
Data Networks are one of the poorest managed technologies in a business. Understanding the utilization of a Company’s Network is as critical as managing employees, yet most do not. FYI! Networks by default are not secure. Networks by default have limited ability to contain or respond to failures. Networks by default do not monitor and report activity. Don’t be fooled, just because Anti-Virus software is running on every computer does not make a Company’s Network secure.
Back to my earlier question. Here’s a few reason why:
Business Quality Ethernet Switches, like Avaya’s, provide complete Unified Management, Access Control, Quality of Service, WLAN Support, Visual Performance and Fault Management capabilities. Not only can the Operating Software be upgraded, but silicon chipsets can be flash upgraded. Also, many include replaceable fans and power supplies. Business Quality Ethernet Products provide much greater performance especially when scaling as a business grows. All of these points add up to a much longer product lifespan.
Make the correct initial investment in an Ethernet Switch and you will ultimately save time, frustration and money.
Unified Management: Allows administrators to configuring an Ethernet Switch for specific deployment situations. This ensures better performance, reliability and efficiency.
Access Control: Control and understand who is accessing the Company’s Network; whether remotely, wirelessly or hard wired. Don’t leave the door open to your Company’s Network.
Quality of Service: In today’s world with the adoption of more and more real-time applications traversing a Company’s Network, ensuring the quality of these applications is a mandatory and ever increasing function. Fit for Purpose products like Avaya’s ERS Stackable Switches make VVoIP (Voice and Video over Internet Protocol) deployment simple and reduce the complexities of management and monitoring.
WLAN Support: Wireless Local Area Networks is as common as telephones these days. As with hardwire Ethernet Switches the cost varies widely, but again you get what you pay for. More expensive Ethernet Switches incorporate the Wireless Access Control and Management into a common interface. The demand on business APs (Access Points) increases regularly, so investing in a better product today, in the long run, will save time and money.
Visual Performance and Fault Management: Understanding traffic, security and
performance is critical to management of a Company’s Network. Having the tools available to easily see the utilization of a network and capably troubleshoot is overlooked by many businesses. With Avaya’s Visual Performance and Fault Management software taking control of a Company’s Network is simple and affordable.