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Telecom Platform Deployment: Telco Systems' Releases ATCA Ethernet Switch Blades for 10G and 40G Applications

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October 31, 2011

Telecom Platform Deployment: Telco Systems' Releases ATCA Ethernet Switch Blades for 10G and 40G Applications

By Rajani Baburajan, TMCnet Contributor


Telco Systems (News - Alert), a developer of multi-service Carrier Ethernet access and demarcation solutions, has just released its ATCA hub blades with integrated load balancing features including statistical and dynamic real-time scheduling for 10G to 40G applications. These schedulers can be customized on any type of application’s header fields for implementation across multiple blades or chassis for 10G and 40G ATCA chassis-based solutions. The ATCA hub blades also feature dynamic resource allocation capabilities. 


The integrated load balancing capability allows developers to optimize their solution for new 40G applications requiring in-device, wire speed, dynamic load balancing. With this solution, they can address highly variable bandwidth and traffic patterns that adversely impact system resources, the company said in a press release.

The T-HUB switching blades can be utilized in ATCA-based wireless LTE (News - Alert) packet gateways, security, cloud appliances, policy access control, IPTV, IMS and deep packet inspection devices requiring high performance switching and load balancing.  Developers can realize CAPEX and OPEX (News - Alert) savings by minimizing a company’s footprint, power and management resources typically associated with external load balancing appliances.

"Telco Systems harnessed its carrier grade networking expertise to allow ATCA application developers to gain inter-working advantages and efficiencies in the carrier's networks," said Aviv Miller, product line manager for Telco Systems, in a statement. "Embedding load balancing on the blade enables developers real-time network programmability to address today's need for cloud virtualization while shortening developers’ overall time-to-market."

Telco Systems’ T-HUB2 10G and T-HUB4 40G ATCA blades are already being used by a major security firewall vendor and 4G LTE manufacturer. These ATCA blade server solutions ensure wire speed performance with high availability and full system redundancy (N+1 and N+M). The blades also support carrier-grade MPLS and Ethernet switching and routing, improved hardware utilization, programmable QoS-based application performance, and availability for today's most demanding carrier and cloud-based service providers as they move to virtualized Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) and Software-as-a-Service (SaaS (News - Alert)) environments.

T-HUB4 and T-HUB2 ATCA blades provide 1G/10G/40G connectivity with very high port count and deliver extensive networking capabilities, including switching, IPv4/IPv6 routing, MPLS, QoS, protection and redundancy, and clock synchronization through its BiNOX operating system.

In a related industry announcement, SANBlaze (News - Alert) Technology, a provider of embedded storage and computing solutions recently unveiled the SB-ATCA7300 Intel Architecture server blade. The SB-ATCA7300 offers scalable, high-performance computing power for tasks that store, process and forward large amounts of data, company officials said.


Rajani Baburajan is a contributing editor for TMCnet. To read more of Rajani's articles, please visit her columnist page.

Edited by Jamie Epstein







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