The S8720 Media Server, a new version of the Avaya flagship S87XX product line, reflects our core Media Server strategy to deliver on the price/performance promise of the Avaya Communication Architecture by regularly updating our media server platforms to take advantage of new technologies and performance improvements.
The S8720 Media Server is based on the powerful AMD Opteron processor with an Enterprise Linux operating system. The S8720 Media Server with Communication Manager 3.1 provides a rock solid foundation for a highly flexible converged solution that meets a variety of telephony needs.
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Designed to meet the most demanding customer environments, the S8720 Media Server in conjunction with the release of Avaya Communication Manager 3.1 introduces a Software Duplication option, a more powerful processor and increased storage, while retaining the 2U vertical form factor of the existing S87XX platform. As a result, the S8720 Media Server with hardware duplication delivers at least a 50% improvement in BHCC (Busy Hour Call Completion) over a similarly configured S8710 Media Server.
The S8720 Media Server is always sold with two duplicated servers to ensure maximum up time. The S8720 Media Server will be available in two configurations: with Hardware Duplication (requiring the two DAL1 duplication boards) or with Software Duplication (no DAL1 boards needed). With Hardware Duplication, the S8720 Media Servers can be separated up to 10 kilometers (6.3 miles) to help ensure business continuity. With software duplication the S8720 server separation distance is governed by the capacity and quality of the duplication link. For software duplication to function properly, the minimum network requirements:
1 GB Ethernet link, minimum
8 ms round trip delay, maximum
0.15% roundtrip packet loss, maximum
The S8720 Media Server, with hardware duplication, can process up to 600,000 Busy Hour Call Completions (BHCC) in a general call type mix. The BHCC for the S8720 with Software Duplication is approximately 250,000 in a general call type mix.
The S8720 can support up to 36,000 stations and 44,000 ports, up to 12,000 IP endpoints (which is a cumulative total of IP trunks, IP stations and SIP trunks), and 8,000 trunks enabling it to support large multi-national corporations and contact center operations.
With 99.999% reliability and redundancy, the S8720 Media Server enables highly reliable solutions over IP.
Software duplication provides flexibility and choice of redundancy configurations.
High capacity call processing server can handle the most demanding business environment.
Common software base optimizes integration into existing networks and eases upgrades.
Scalable architecture provides virtually unlimited growth options.
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