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Avaya and the challenge of Sochi 2014

Zafar Anjum | March 11, 2014
Sochi presented challenges unseen by previous Olympic Games, especially in the deployment of a network capable of fulfilling unprecedented demand in a greenfield environment, says Dean Frohwerk, Chief Network Architect, Sochi Winter Olympics 2014, Avaya, in this exclusive interview.

Any learnings from this experience that Avaya would like to share with the IT world?

Lots of the routine challenges that Avaya faced with Sochi 2014 will be familiar to IT managers everywhere: the need for outsourcing specific services; the rise of BYOD; addressing huge data demands on the network; and operating across multiple sites. While the scale of Sochi 2014 has been much bigger than in many enterprise deployments, this first Olympic "Fabric Enabled" has truly delivered anytime, anywhere access to content from any device. That is what businesses around the world are striving for. We have delivered that through a very collaborative approach with the technology team at OCOG, the Games integrators at Atos Origin, and all the technology partners associated with the Winter Olympic Games. Understanding the goals of the organisation and translating them into requirements of the network, and then architecting a solution to deliver against those goals, remains a fundamental tenet not just for delivering a successful Olympic Games - but for supporting businesses of any size anywhere in the world.



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