Dubai’s Burj Khalifa completes deployment of Avaya’s SDN technology

Dubai’s Burj Khalifa, the world’s tallest building, has completed the deployment of Avaya’s SDN Fx technology to enable guests, tenants, and IT teams to enjoy the best network quality experience, with no downtime.

A mixed-use tower, Burj Khalifa has residences, offices, common areas, leisure attractions, and much more. To meet tenants and visitors service-level expectations, it requires a networking platform that is secure, flexible, scalable and robust. This is now enabled with SDN Fx, Avaya’s fabric-based, software-defined network architecture for ‘Simplicity Everywhere’.

With Avaya’s SDN Fx networking technology, Burj Khalifa will also benefit from effortless and efficient network roll-out, while ensuring reliability in service delivery and network access. From Wi-Fi accessibility to allowing access to personal devices, Avaya’s SDN Fx allows these to be managed and provisioned quickly, leading to happier tenants and visitors, and more efficient network management.

Towering at over 828 metres (2,716.5 ft.), Burj Khalifa has a total built-up area of 5.67 million square feet. It has 1.85 million sq. ft. of residential space and over 300,000 sq. ft. of prime office space, and is home to the world’s highest observation deck, At the Top, Burj Khalifa SKY.