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Avaya Collaboration Pods

Is Avaya making a run at VCE and other converged infrastructure stacks that combine networking, storage and virtualization technologies? Sure seems like it, considering it followed after the company's announcement of Avaya Collaboration Pods, the frameworks that bring together storage arrays from EMC, VMware's vCenter and View platforms, combined with the networking, management, applications and integration capabilities from Avaya. A reference architecture in the style of FlexPod or VSPEX, each Avaya Pod includes Avaya's Virtual Services Platform 7000, its top-of-rack Ethernet switching platform.