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1 Avaya Aura® Architecture and Roadmap
Conrad Uniacke Senior Product Manager November 14, 2012

2 Material Shared Only Under Non Disclosure Agreement
Avaya Corporate Presentation Material Shared Only Under Non Disclosure Agreement Certain statements contained in this presentation are 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 expectations, assumptions, estimates and projections are reasonable, such forward looking statements are only predictions and involve known and unknown risks and uncertainties, many of which are beyond our control. These and other important factors may cause our actual results, performance or achievements to differ materially from any future results, performance or achievements 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, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise. © 2012 Avaya

3 What is Avaya Aura®? Avaya Aura® is the communications solution for next generation, people-centric collaboration. Session (SIP) based communications Unified Communications and Collaboration Users, not technology, define the experience The basis for collaborative, barrier-free business environments that drive business results for our customers: Industry leading levels of flexibility, scalability and reliability Hard dollar cost benefits for customers through simplification and access savings Open standards and 3rd Party solutions integration A migration path forward for every customer

4 Strategic Differentiation
Multimodal Conferencing Conferencing Innovative User Experience across all devices Differentiated architecture (scalable, manageable, flexible) Interoperability legacy, Open platform for 3rd party

5 Avaya Aura® Benefits An adaptable communications architecture that:
Simplifies network-wide feature deployment and on-going management driving down OPEX Centralizes routing, SIP trunking, and applications providing cost effective and customizable services to users across the network Scales from 250 to 250,000 users on a single software platform providing consistent user services across locations Offers High availability / geographic redundancy options for critical reliability networks Provides a secure environment across multiple layers in the network Session, Network and Bandwidth Management Network Normalization Collaboration - Video, Telephony, Conferencing Centralization Security Survivability

6 Optimized Bandwidth Management Avaya Aura® Session Manager
Avaya Aura Core (Session Manager) Site 1 Site 2 Site 4 Site 3 Allows location specific allocation of bandwidth between voice and multimedia with video down-speeding as required 25% Expect video will consume half of all bandwidth in 12 months 33% Expect bandwidth consumption to increase by more than 50% in next two years Network Instruments' Fifth Annual State of the Network Global Study March 2012 Avaya: Optimized bandwidth management for multimedia and video based communications while minimizing network strain and latency Integrate voice and multimedia bandwidth on a single network Establish and assure voice quality on a location by location basis Monitor and flexibly optimize bandwidth to meet business needs

7 Avaya Aura Evolution: Scalability, Reliability, SIP
250K Total / SIP users 16 SM instances Geo- Redundancy for SMGR Enhanced Reliability (ex. Survivable Remote SIP Trunking) Presence Enhancements Incremental SIP Features Future Direction* 250K Total 100K SIP users (From 18K to 36K per CM) 10 SM Instances SMGR Security Enhancements Call and Connection Preservation Incremental SIP Features Avaya Aura 6.2 March/July 2012 100K Total 100K SIP users 10 SM Instances Call Admission Control Integration of CS1000 into Avaya Aura Incremental SIP Features including SIP E911 Avaya Aura 6.1 November 2010 SIP Feature Server or Evolution Server Option 100K Total, 50K SIP users 6 SM Instances Survivable Core and Remote Unified network with 3rd party integration Incremental SIP Features Avaya Aura 6.0 June 2010 * Future Content is not yet committed or scheduled

8 Lifecycle - Where do the releases line up?
CM release CI GA EOS EOMS EOSS EMSSP release 5.2.1 - June June June Y 6.0 June 7, 2010 6.0.1 Nov 19, 2010 6.2 March 2012 July 9, 2012 na 6.2 SP4 (FP1) Dec 5, 2012* 6.3 6.3 (FP2) May * May 2015* May 2016* May 2021*

9 Lifecycle - What is CI, GA, EOS, EOMS, EOSS, and EMSSP?
CI - Controlled Introduction Most Products are GA ready, but a component(s) is not ready for complete Solution GA - Generally Available All components and the Solution are ready EOS - End of Sale EOMS - End of Manufacturer Support No new patches are delivered; diagnostic services still available EOSS - End of Extended Services Support Diagnostic services no longer available* EMSSP - Extended Manufacturer Software Support Policy Select products/solutions will be sold for minimum of 2 years, and have software support for minimum of 3 years No New System Sales No System Upgrade Sales Expansion of new user licenses permitted Features expansion or new features ceased New Service Contracts permitted with terms not past EOSS date Tier IV support till EOMS with valid Avaya Services Contract New Service Packs available till EOMS Tier III support till EOSS with valid Avaya Services Contract

10 Avaya Aura® EMSSP Extended Manufacturer Software Support Policy (EMSSP) offers an additional category of support for certain releases of products allowing those products to be sold and supported for a extended and predictable period of time. Permits Partners and Customers to standardize on a longer term product For designated EMSSP release, Avaya will sell the EMSSP release for a minimum period of two (2) years and support the release for a minimum of three (3) years from its date of first sale. Current EMSSP Release 5.2 over 4 years availability – May > June 2013* Communication Manager 5.2.1 Mid-size Business Template 5.2.1* SIP Enablement Services 5.2.1* Integrated Management 5.2.1 Call Center Elite 5.2.1 Application Enablement Services 5.x*

11 Lifecycle – SP, FP, dot and Releases
Software stream with feature content and corrective content requiring an upgrade and/or migration dot (dot dot) Release Updated software image with corrective content and select feature content within a Release SP – Service Pack Software corrective content delivery FP – Feature Pack Software feature content delivery*

12 The Feature Pack Concept
In addition to regular major and minor (“dot”) releases, provide a feature release mechanism that: Supports lightweight deployment: Remote installation, no upgrade required Minimizes time, cost and disruption to the customer’s network Requires minimal or no customer lab testing Allows customer selectable content: Customer implementation of valuable features, not every feature Increase deployment confidence Reduces potential impact of features that are not of interest Provides full testing rigor: System verification Regression testing Alpha and Beta as appropriate for content

13 Feature Pack Content Selection Criteria
No infrastructure / architectural changes Minimal or no management changes Minimal number of interdependent components Content will become a candidate for a future major or minor release What if content fails to meet this criteria?

14 Feature Packs – supplementary Steps Along the Path
Modifications to the current Avaya Aura software structure are required to implement the Feature Pack concept The next two Avaya Aura releases, Feature Pack 1 (FP1) and Feature Pack 2 (FP2), will not meet all criteria, but represent positive steps along the path: Avaya Aura FP1 will require: Upgrades to System Manager (SMGR) and Session Manager (SM) Patches to Communication Manager (CM) , Presence Services (PS), System Platform (SP), and Branch Gateway G430/450 (BGW) Avaya Aura FP2 will require: Upgrades to Communication Manager (CM) , Presence Services (PS), System Platform (SP) Patches to System Manager (SMGR), Session Manager (SM), Branch Gateway G430/450 (BGW), and Application enablement Services (AES) Thereafter, feature packs will meet FP criteria

15 Keeping it all straight: Naming and Numbering
To ensure absolute clarity in the field, current naming and numbering of components will continue. A Feature Pack will be a “bundle” of individual software components. Example: Avaya Aura® 6.2 Solution Today consists of Avaya Aura® Communication Manager 6.2 Avaya Aura® Session Manager 6.2 Avaya Aura® System Manager 6.2 System Platform 6.2 Presence 6.1 Branch Gateway 6.2 Avaya Aura® 6.2 Feature Pack 1 (commit) December 2012 Avaya Aura® Communication Manager 6.2 SP4 Avaya Aura® Session Manager 6.3 Avaya Aura® System Manager 6.3 System Platform 6.2.2 Presence 6.1 SP4 Branch Gateway 6.2.1 What we market today as “Avaya Aura 6.2” is made up of: CM 6.2 SP2 SM6.2 SP2 SMGR 6.2 SP2 System Platform 6.2 R Presence Services 6.1 SP2 Branch Gateway 6.2

16 Lifecycle - Avaya Aura® 6.2 Feature Packs
Avaya Aura® 6.2 Feature Pack 1 (commit) December 2012 Avaya Aura® Communication Manager 6.2 SP4 Avaya Aura® Session Manager 6.3 Avaya Aura® System Manager 6.3 Avaya Aura® 6.2 Feature Pack 2 (commit) May 6, 2013 Avaya Aura® Communication Manager 6.3 Other components such as clients will be identified as programs align to delivery dates.

17 Customer Paths Forward
Customers on 6.2: If FP1 features are of interest => upgrade at GA If FP1 features are not of interest => no upgrade required (unless Service Pack fixes are required) Customers below 6.2: EMSSP Customers => begin planning for implementation of Avaya Aura 6.2 Feature Pack 2 Non-EMSSP Customers => If FP1 features are not of interest => upgrade today to leverage Avaya Aura Conferencing, the Avaya Flare® Experience, and Radvision video capabilities.

18 Session Initiation Protocol (SIP) Business Collaboration
Avaya Aura 6.2 Summary Scale and Reliability Avaya Aura® for 250,000 Users! Extension of High Availability Solution to Mid-Sized Enterprise (ME) Communication Manager Connection Preservation and Session Manager Call Preservation Security, usability and SNMP enhancements on System Manager Up to 10 Emergency Numbers for International Session Initiation Protocol (SIP) SIP Group Paging SIP Team Button SIP Enhanced Call Pick Up Alerting SIP Enhanced Call Forwarding SIP AutoDial Buttons DTMF SIP-H.323 Integration Business Collaboration Conferencing – Local GUI and Moderator Controls International TON support Native support for 94xx & 96X1 sets Guardian Service Pack and Dot Releases AACC call information enhancement Presence Services 6.1 SP1 integration of Microsoft OCS Cisco Phone Support Continuing to make Avaya Aura® the flagship communications solution for next generation, people-centric collaboration.

19 Improving Simplicity, Security, and Presence Interoperability
Avaya Aura® CY2012 & CY2013 Avaya Aura R6.2 GA July’12 Avaya Aura R6.2 FP1 Dec 3, 2012 Avaya Aura R6.2 FP2 May 6, 2013 Intra-enterprise federation with multiple OCS/ Lync domains Exchange calendar integration Supports Video SRTP Toll Bypass for India V.150 for Gateways Expand to 2K Network Regions Parallel Forking Extended Manufacturer Software Support Release Improving Simplicity, Security, and Presence Interoperability Best in class business continuity with the addition of System Manager Geo-Redundancy EMSSP = We will sell the last load of any given load line for at least 2 years post GA of the release, and then normal 1 year Manufacturing support after EOS. XMPP Federation with OpenFire:    Openfire is a real time collaboration (RTC) server licensed under the Open Source Apache License. It uses the only widely adopted open protocol for instant messaging, XMPP (also called Jabber).  This is the same technology used by Avaya Presence Services.   Federating Avaya Presence Services to OpenFire enables Avaya to share IM and Presence between Avaya clients (Flare, 1xC, etc) and clients connected to OpenFire. Access Control List Enhancements:  This release adds support for 9 new ACL use cases primarily around Confirm, Deny and Revoke user access commands.  The enhancements are required for two lead customers ZDF and Bosch.   Presence enhancements: XMPP Federation with OpenFire & Access Control List (ACL) enhancements (SA9120) Automatic Mute for Remote Off-hook Attempts GRIP 3587 (SA9119) - Exclusion Event Notification to SIP Phones GRIP 4901 Transmit Agent ID to H.323 phones to support Agent Greeting Feature SIP / H.323 Dual Registration (Concurrent Login) 19

20 Getting Ready for Release 6.2: Supported Hardware
Communication Manager: S8300D: Embedded blade for Avaya Aura Gateways (G450/30,350,250,700) S8510 Server - not used for duplication Use in a simplex migration by adding memory (6 GB) to total of 8 GB Most have 250GB HDD but if 146G HDDs, add third 146GB HDD and RAID 5 Avaya Common Servers and S8800 Session Manager System Manager System Manager 6.2 (standalone) on the following Avaya Servers: Avaya Aura® Solution for Midsized Enterprise 6.2 HA Avaya Common Server MBT 5.x transition to ME 6.x requires a server replacement Previous Hardware versions not listed above are not supported 20 20

21 Scale and Performance: Avaya Aura Scalability
Up to 250,000 Total End Points Up to 100,000 Total SIP End Points Communication Manager 6.2 Up to 36,000 SIP End Points Up to 24,000 SIP Trunks Session Manager 6.2 Up to 12,000 SIP End Points per Session Manager (standalone) Up to 10 Session Managers in a single network Up to 500 Communication Manager Instances System Manager 6.2 Avaya Aura Solution for Midsized Enterprise Up to 1000 Total End Points Up to 1000 Total SIP End Points Up to 350 SIP Trunks

22 Standalone Utility Services 6.2
Seems ASD needs a little more programming. Open a case to have manually added to the quote material code is the Utility Services media material code is the CSR1 HP server as default Standalone Utility Services 6.2 provides support for Duplex CM configurations CDR is not available with this configuration presently

23 Questions

24 Thank You For more information:
Products and Solutions technical support Technical documentation Speaker Notes/Script: Thank the participant for listening to this session. Then discuss the additional resources for this product/offer. Mention the links, but it is not necessary to read them.


26 Scale and Performance: Call Preservation
Applicable to Session Manager (SM) Cores with Multiple SMs In the event of a SM failure: Connections in progress and Calls in queue are preserved Includes calls to AACC as long as they are routed through VP or CM G860/M3000 and SBCs Supported Customer Admin-able by time of day, immediate or manual AACC MX VP MMCS PS AAM CM MM AA SBC SIP Trunks Core SM SM SM SM SM PSTN SM SM SM SM SM TDM Trunks G860 Avaya Aura™ CM Avaya Aura™ CM

27 Scale and Performance: Survivable Core Connection Preservation
Prevention of split registrations of media gateways and H.323 endpoints between the main Communication Manager or Survivable Core or Survivable Remote servers Controls the registrations to provide the best system functionality in various outage scenarios by preserving the desired connections

28 Scale and Performance: System Manager
Manage 250,000 total users Common provisioning with single LDAP synchronization for Avaya Aura and CS1000 users Single authorization (RBAC) for Avaya Aura and CS1000 systems Central provisioning of B5800 branch gateways including upgrade Administration of advanced SIP features Native administration of new 94xx and 96xx endpoints Support for hospitality solutions by enabling CM to control “endpoint display name”

29 Scale and Performance: System Manager
Real time notification of CM changes Audit trail of CM changes made by System Manager administrator Central administration of management parameters for System Manager and its adopters Trust Management certification management providing simple provisioning of secure UC communication Hardened System Manager security via OS hardening and password complexity Section 508 compliance assessment VPAT (Voluntary Product Accessibility Template) Targeted at Federal and State Government

30 Scale and Performance: System Manager product coverage
New products added to System Manager in 6.2: Avaya Aura Contact Center Control Manager 7.0 Avaya one-X Attendant 4.0 B5800 Branch Gateway 6.2 HealthCare Applications M3K High Density Trunk Gateway 2.0 Avaya Aura Conferencing 6.2 Supported in System Manager before 6.2 Avaya Aura Communication Manager Avaya Aura Call Center Elite Avaya Aura Contact Center Avaya Aura Presence Services Avaya Aura Session Manager Avaya Data Portfolio (e.g. COM, EPM, IPFM, NRM, and VPFM) Avaya one-X Client Enablement Services Communication Server Solution for Midsize Enterprise Avaya Aura Conferencing Avaya Aura Messaging Avaya One-X Agent Media Application Server Modular Messaging System Manager functions available to each product varies by product.

31 Session Initiation Protocol: SIP Call Features
Enhanced Call Forwarding Supports call forwarding on “Unconditional” “Busy” and “No Reply” Permits user to differentiate between treatment of internal and external calls Same operation as on H.323 end points (User receives visual and audio feedback on feature activation and visual guidance on invoking feature) Each of the 6 permutations can have a different destination

32 Session Initiation Protocol: SIP Call Features
Enhanced Call Pickup Alerting When any member of a pick up group is called, the displays of all members of the pickup group are updated with the calling and called party information, enabling a member to decide whether to pick up the call or not. The following alerting options are available: Intercom ring, Silent if busy (if the user is busy on another call, the audible alerting is skipped.), half-ring, continuous, single if busy, no ring, single ring. The timing of the display and audible notifications are separately administrable. Same functionality as on H.323 end points

33 Session Initiation Protocol: SIP Call Features
SIP Team Button The assignment of a team button on a station brings it automatically into the virtual team, establishing a data relation between the monitored station and the monitoring station. The Team Button has two functions: Display function: Allows any member of a team (monitoring station) to observe the station state of other team members (monitored station). Execution function: Allows the Team Button to be used as a Speed Dial Button or Pick-Up Button. Depending on the state of the monitored station, when the Team Button on the monitoring station is pushed, a call to the monitored station is established directly or a ringing call is picked from the monitored station. The number of monitored stations that can be monitored by other stations is limited to a maximum of 15. Same functionality as on H.323 end points

34 Session Initiation Protocol: SIP Call Features
Group Paging to SIP Phones Page groups are created by assigning extensions as members of the group and an extension number which users dial to page the group. When a user dials the extension of the paging group, Communication Manager activates the speakers on all the telephones in the group. Speakerphone paging is one-way communication: Group members hear the person place the page, but cannot respond directly. Same functionality as on H.323 end points SIP Auto Dial Buttons One-touch access to frequently called numbers

35 Session Initiation Protocol: SIP Feature Enhancements
AACC Call Information Enhancements For SIP calls, provides agent with understand of call status for Hold, Transfer, and Conference CODEC Support Enable Support for Codecs G722.2, iLBC, iSAC, and SILK Providing wide bandwidth and low bit rate codecs

36 Session Initiation Protocol: SIP Feature Enhancements
DTMF SIP-H.323 Integration Permits the proper translation of DTMF tones between SIP and H.323 SIP Networks Use RFC 2833 DTMF H.323 Networks Use Signaling Messages DTMF SIP-H.323 Integration allows tones to be converted between Communication Manager, Avaya Aura Messaging and Voice Portal SIP NW 1 AA Messaging SM SIP NW N AA Messaging SM H.323 NW M H.323 GK H.323 Messaging H.323 NW 1 H.323 GK H.323 Messaging O O O O O O Loc A H.323 PBX CM Loc Z H.323 PBX CM O O O

37 Business Collaboration Enhancements
Avaya Aura Conferencing Local GUI Simple local access to participants and their status via 96XX Display Navigation arrow to get conference details Telephony Presence (On a call) Instant Messaging Availability

38 Business Collaboration Enhancements
Avaya Aura Conferencing GUI Enhancements Provides conference host enhanced interface to control conferences via a 96XX end point All conference participants are visible to the host and controls include: Mute Un mute Drop Add Participant has been selectively muted Participants Controls

39 Business Collaboration Enhancements: Presence Services 6.1SP1
Support for Microsoft Office Communicator via Office Communications Server Enables Avaya Presence Server federation with OCS server and MOC System Platform installation improvements On site simplified initial installation through CLI change of network parameters: PS IP address, Gateway, Domain search list, DNS, Netmask and PS hostname Presence Services 6.1 is compatible with Avaya Aura 6.2

40 Business Collaboration Enhancements: Presence Services 6.1SP1
Avaya Presence Server / Microsoft OCS R2 Topology Overview XMPP SIP SIP / TLS SIP / TLS SIP / TLS SIP Presence and IM Avaya Presence Server OCS Edge OCS R2 Server presence domain e.g. enterprise domain e.g.

41 CM Licensing Functions Release Matrix
to Current Release (XX) from Same Release (SE) from Same Release (EE) from Older Release (SE) from Older Release (EE) NEW/ADD (SE) Permitted Not Permitted - NEW/ADD (EE) TRANSFER (SE) TRANSFER (EE) UPLIFT (EE) Permitted with Upgrade purchase UPGRADE (SE) UPGRADE (EE) Permitted with Uplift purchase MOVE (SE) MOVE (EE) Permitted (+uplift)

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