#Avaya and #FatPipe Networks revealed July 18 that they will combine expertise to build data center software defined networking ( #SDN ) and software defined WAN (SD-WAN) packages into a single solution for networking and unified communications. The two companies in a joint statement claimed that this will become the first pre-integrated SDN and SD-WAN enterprise solution of its kind. Most deployments of this kind are worked up as needed on an ad-hoc basis within IT departments. @FatPipe Networks, founded in 1989, develops wide-area network products to corporations and government offices. The company’s core technology is router clustering, which enables data transfer through multiple lines, multiple internet service providers, and backbones over WANs with re-assembly of data streams.