Investor News

Home  >  Investor News  >  News Release Details

News Release Details

View All News

Avaya Fabric Networking Technology Keeps Commonwealth Treasury of Australia in Mint Condition

  • Avaya SDN Fx architecture replaces legacy network infrastructure
  • The simple, dynamic architecture enables user mobility and increases resiliency of the Treasury’s day-to-day systems
  • Network supports IPTV for livestreaming to employees who need to monitor Parliamentary proceedings

Sydney, Australia, February 9, 2016 – The Australian Federal Government’s central economic agency, the Commonwealth Treasury, is using an Avaya software-defined network architecture, SDN Fx, to enable the reliable, day-to-day operation of its department and the production of critical government policy, including the Federal Budget.

With responsibility for informing Australia’s macro- and micro-economic future, the Treasury required a means of improving the delivery of services and applications to its ministerial and administrative employees, and running day-to-day systems. Following a comprehensive evaluation of networking technology based on government eligibility criteria, Treasury commenced a staged progression to implement the Avaya SDN Fx architecture to replace its legacy network infrastructure.

Avaya SDN Fx, which is based on Fabric Connect networking technology, introduces a dynamic environment without the complex protocols of traditional architectures, bringing the Treasury significant productivity benefits and operational resilience in the network. Avaya Fabric Connect utilises a single, industry-standard protocol, Shortest Path Bridging (SPB), to provide the simplicity, speed and resiliency required for modern network architectures and the applications that run on them. Avaya SDN Fx enables a single end-to-end service that accelerates network configuration and deployment, and helps provide a seamless transition from legacy environments.

The network also provides reliable access to key applications, such as the Treasury’s Budget Management System (BMS) and other economic and tax modelling software, which are critical to its ability to deliver the Budget on time. It also underpins systems such as security services, archiving, VoIP and CCTV/IPTV. The simple architecture of Avaya SDN Fx allows the Treasury to drive these services internally rather than contracting various parties to maintain separate systems across multiple networks.

The initial stages of the implementation have seen the introduction of stable, network-wide IP television (IPTV) to livestream Parliamentary sittings directly to all staff. With multiple agency employees responsible for closely monitoring proceedings, access via the Avaya network accelerates the speed at which Ministers and employees can relay information into the sittings. Prior to the new network, the Treasury experienced a number of outages as its multi-vendor environment struggled to manage hundreds of streams due to the amount of data flowing through the network.

Since the beginning of the Avaya SDN Fx implementation, the Treasury has reduced operational costs and expects return on investment to continue as its small network engineering team is able to roll out new projects and applications quicker. Similarly, the Treasury has increased the productivity of its staff by enabling a mobile workforce that is able to access critical applications without interruption regardless of location.


“As we upgrade to Avaya SDN Fx architecture, we can take on more services, and provide the speed and reliability enabling greater efficiency for our staff in fulfilling their roles. The teams work on strict deadlines, so it’s extremely important they can access data and all the resources they need to inform their reports. With these capabilities, we can ensure that critical documents, such as the Budget, are delivered on time.”

Ricardo Alberto, Chief Technology Officer, the Commonwealth Treasury

“When you’re in charge of delivering some of the nation’s most important documents, you can’t afford a lack of availability or any network outages. As the backbone of Australia’s economy, the Treasury has responsibility for a large-scale operation that relies on stability. With the installation of Avaya SDN Fx architecture, the Treasury is moving from an inconsistent, multi-vendor experience to a simple and dynamic network architecture, allowing Ministers and employees to engage and collaborate from anywhere, anytime.”

Darren Read, General Manager, Services Australia and New Zealand, Avaya

Tags: Avaya, Avaya SDN Fx, Fabric Connect, fabric networking, mobility, services, virtualisation, applications, government

About Avaya

Avaya is a leading provider of solutions that enable customer and team engagement across multiple channels and devices for better customer experience, increased productivity and enhanced financial performance. Its world-class contact center and unified communications technologies and services are available in a wide variety of flexible on-premises and cloud deployment options that seamlessly integrate with non-Avaya applications. The Avaya Engagement Environment enables third parties to create and customize business applications for competitive advantage. Avaya’s fabric-based networking solutions help simplify and accelerate the deployment of business critical applications and services. For more information please visit

Certain statements contained in this press release may be forward-looking statements. These statements may be identified by the use of forward-looking terminology such as "anticipate," "believe," "continue," "could," "estimate," "expect," "intend," "may," "might," "plan," "potential," "predict," "should" or "will" or other similar terminology. We have based these forward-looking statements on our current expectations, assumptions, estimates and projections. While we believe these are reasonable, such forward looking statements involve known and unknown risks and uncertainties, many of which are beyond our control. These and other important factors may cause our actual results to differ materially from any future results expressed or implied by these forward-looking statements. For a list and description of such risks and uncertainties, please refer to Avaya's filings with the SEC that are available at Avaya disclaims any intention or obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements.

All trademarks identified by ®, TM, or SM are registered marks, trademarks, and service marks, respectively, of Avaya Inc. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners

Categories: Press Releases
View All News