In Pictures: Avaya builds massive Wi-Fi net for 2014 Winter Olympics

BYOD for 30,000 people creates extraordinary demands on the network

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Moving up the stack Using Avaya ERS 8800 switches located at the network’s edge, the whole Sochi network will be virtualized at Layer 3. “Using a Layer 3 virtual software layer means that our switches can act intelligently locally, and do a better job of routing traffic,” Frohwerk says. “This reduces traffic jams, which means more uptime and better network speeds. It’s a step up from what we did in Vancouver, because the demands we’re facing are so much bigger here.”

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