Today OEMs are faced with an increasing number of options for carrier-grade deployment platforms for communications applications. With so choices, what criteria can OEMs use to cut through the noise and make the best selection from the architecture options available to them?
That’s the question Jeff Hudgins, vice president of marketing for NEI, is set to address in a four-hour forum at the upcoming AdvancedTCA/MicroTCA Summit, on Oct. 27, from 1:20 p.m. to 5:20 p.m.
Canton, Mass.-based NEI, an integrator of technologies and solution designs for robust carrier communications platforms and services, offers an all-in-one NEBS Level 3-certified A-13000 Platform for those equipment manufacturers who want to deploy new technology now but are concerned about the “future-proofing” – or, whether today’s new technology will hold up for tomorrow’s customers.
“Service Providers continue to look for new sources of revenue and force OEMs to deliver new solutions quickly.” Hudgins told TMCnet. “Having platform independence and flexibility is very important to accelerating the time to market at a competitive price.”
Hudgins’ summit presentation will outline the pros and cons of the four primary architecture options available to OEMs – uTCA, ATCA, CGRMS and Blade Servers – and match each to its “ideal” application and deployment environment. Just as important, detailed price performance comparisons will offer attendees a bottom line view of which platform may be best for their specific applications.
The session will also describe the work being undertaken to deliver on the promise of an open standard, NEBS-certified 10 GB wire speed ATCA platform and its use case.
“We’re in yet another technology transition, and developers are trying to decide what they can design with today , knowing that the next generation technology is just around the corner.” Hudgins told TMCnet. “This raises questions like, ‘should I wait for 40G? Does it really matter?’ We’re right in that inflection point.”
Marisa Torrieri is a TMCnet Editor. To read more of her articles, please visit her columnist page.
Edited by Marisa Torrieri