Resilient, flexible, and scalable, the Avaya Ethernet Routing Switch 8800 delivers full-featured network virtualization, exceptional value and cost effectiveness, and class-leading 10G Ethernet port densities companies turn to technology to help boost the bottom line and to increase productivity, advances in one area of technology can often lead to real challenges in others. Virtualization is a case in point, particularly when it comes to efficiently connecting a myriad of disparate applications and systems - many now virtualized - across multiple locations. Virtualization can transform your IT infrastructure and your business by providing a clear path to advanced applications that create a distinct competitive advantage. Virtualization delivers flexibility and scalability, and enables faster activation of new services in data centers and across the campus. Leveraging high-availability and high-performance, virtualizing servers and consolidating services delivers benefits such as accelerated decision making, decreased recurring costs, increased productivity and simplified management. The Avaya ERS 8800 offers an exciting new capability with the introduction of the standards-based Shortest Path Bridging (SPB) capability, plus a number of exclusive Avaya extensions that make SPB enterprise-ready and fully-optimized. This extends the Avaya Virtual Enterprise Network Architecture (Avaya VENA) from the data center into the core of the campus. Enhanced Shortest Path Bridging offers simplified configuration and management including efficient service activation free of error and delay, optimized traffic separation that enables multi-tenant partitioning and regulatory compliance, and delivery of the industry's only optimized end-to-end cloud architecture. Avaya VENA is a data networking architecture that helps enterprises reap the benefits of virtualization in a more simplified and cost-effective manner. This technology utilizes a new, end-to-end enterprise-wide architecture designed to help CIOs and IT departments meet the surging demand for new content and business collaboration applications.