The Australian Federal Government’s central economic agency, the Commonwealth Treasury, has chosen to use the Avaya software-defined network architecture, SDN Fx.
The Treasury commenced a staged progression to implement the architecture following an evaluation of networking technology based on government eligibility criteria.
Avaya said the network, based on Fabric Connect networking technology, provides access to key applications such as the Treasury’s Budget Management System (BMS), and underpins security service systems such as archiving, VoIP, CCTV and IPTV.
The initial stages of the implementation have seen the introduction of network-wide IPTV to live stream parliamentary sittings directly to all staff.
The Commonwealth Treasury chief technology officer, Ricardo Alberto, said, “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 team works 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 Federal Budget, are delivered on time.”
Avaya general manager of services A/NZ, Darren Read, said, 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,” he added.