With organizations looking to simultaneously relieve the burden on IT staff while reducing operational costs, Alcatel-Lucent's Application Fluent Network helps them to streamline operations by:
Each access layer switch allows the Application Fluent Network to download the right configuration as the switch becoming a functioning network component with minimal human intervention. Similarly, WLAN controllers automatically download configuration information to newly connected wireless access points easily integrating them into the existing wireless network infrastructure. Specialized devices such as VoIP handsets also are automatically recognized and configured.
The Application Fluent Network helps to overcome the common complaint of IT administrators that there are too many complex tools for monitoring and managing the network infrastructure. A converged management solution makes it possible to:
A single operating system powers all switches and routers in the Application Fluent Network, allowing administrators to manage the network using common tools. This also prevents technicians from having to refer to complex matrixes to determine hardware and software compatibility when installing patches and upgrades.
With more enterprises moving to green networks as a cost-saving measure and a corporate responsibility mandate, the Application Fluent Network is an ideal choice. Network components are designed for energy efficiency, and all switches have market-leading low power-consumption characteristics, helping to reduce an enterprise's carbon footprint.
With this powerful set of operational capabilities, the Alcatel-Lucent Application Fluent Network enables enterprises to more effectively support a number of critical business solutions, including: